A Culture of Engagement

TitleA Culture of Engagement
Faculty/College/UnitUBC Health
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

This project will create Engagement Studios as opportunities for dialogue between students and community organizations that can lead to the development and emergence of community-based experiential learning collaborations between students, faculty, and community partners. Building on lessons learned from the TLEF funded Parisian Salons, the goal of this project is to move beyond discourse to intentional and collaborative action focused on the resolution of complex community-based priorities. Each Engagement Studio will be co-developed and co-led by university and community stakeholders including students, staff, faculty, and community partners, and will centre on an area of thematic societal and community concern. Through facilitated processes, including appreciative inquiry, attendees will identify actions for resolving one or more aspects of the larger challenges identified and discussed at the Studio sessions. Collaboration with cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral partners will be identified as key to the actions plans.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2012/2013
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorLesley Bainbridge
Year 1: Funded Amount45,332
Year 1: Team Members

Lesley Bainbridge, College of Health Disciplines
Susan Grossman, Community Learning Initiative, Office of the Vice-President, Students
Justin Ho, Community Learning Initiative, Office of the Vice-President, Students
Allyson Rayner, Community Learning Initiative, Office of the Vice-President, Students
Shafik Dharamsi, Family Practices
Victoria Wood, College of Health Disciplines
Linda Lui, Student
Julia Lammer, Student
Sephan Eberke, Student
Kim Lucas, Student
Diane Wilmann, Frog Hollow Neighborhood House