Student Speaking Simulator

TitleStudent Speaking Simulator
Faculty/College/UnitSauder School of Business
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

UBC students don't get enough practice with public speaking or interviews. To their detriment, this means students struggle to find job placements and do not have the communication skills required for the workforce. Sauder students receive practice through their course COMM 395 - Business Communications; they enjoy the limited practice, particularly the feedback given, and the ability to view themselves with recordings. However, this course is restricted to one semester and unavailable to other faculties. The Student Speaking Simulator solves this by providing a full room experience using projectors to replicate a live audience, and provides UBC students with the opportunity to practice and develop their speaking skills year-round. The Simulator also records your performance and key metrics, and provides feedback for improvement. Not exclusive to public speaking, the Simulator can be used for interview preparation, boardroom meetings, etc., and reproduce any real world situation.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorDavid (DJ) Miller
Year 1: Funded Amount21,332
Year 1: Team Members

David (DJ) Miller, Lecturer, Marketing and Behavioural Science, Sauder School of Business


Rob Peregoodoff, Director, Learning Services, Sauder School of Business

Project Team Members:

Matthew Zimmerman, Undergraduate Student, Finance
Eli Carlin-Coleman, Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering
James Robinson, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
Nandita Zaveri, Undergraduate Student, Integrated Engineering
Varshita Malpuri, Undergraduate Student, Marketing
Zac Abelson, Undergraduate Student, OPLOG and Entrepreneurship

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Project Report2022-TLEF-Final-Report-Miller-WEB.pdf