Experiential Learning Day

We are pleased to announce that on Friday April 7th the School hosted its first annual Experiential Learning Day! The event was held in the Thea’s Lounge in the UBC Graduate Student Society building. This event showcases the contributions of iSchool students participating in one of the many experiential learning courses offered as part of their program.

Our theme for this year was: Why Engagement Matters

We were pleased to have Susan Grossman, Director of the UBC’s Centre for Community Engaged Learning present the keynote “Education for Impact”.

Thank you to everyone who presented, and attended the event in support of the School and students participating. We look forward to next year’s event being held on Friday April 13th, 2018, more details to come!

Keynote Speaker:

Susan Grossman

Director, Centre for Community Engaged Learning

“Education for Impact”

Susan Grossman has been at the University of British Columbia since 2008 and has served as the Director, Centre for Community Engaged Learning, since 2011. Prior to UBC she worked at various higher education institutions including Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland Law School, and Reed College. She is a professional educator, skillful relationship builder, community engagement specialist, capacity builder, and strategic leader. Susan holds a Masters from the University of Michigan Centre for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education; a Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Social Impact Strategy; and a Bachelors in History from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.


Student Experiences

Presentations were given by students representing the experiential learning opportunities provided through the School and the Faculty of Arts Co-op office:

Mark Penney, CRNBC
MAS Arts Co-op Placement

Lara Maestro, UBCO Library Special Collections & Archives
MAS Arts Co-op Placement

Simon Robins, UBCO
MLIS Arts Co-op Placement

Kristina McGuirk, Drake University
MAS Internship

Suzanne Jay, UBC iSchool-See Also
MLIS Professional Experience

Shannon Cheng, BC Cancer Agency
MLIS Practicum

Poster Presentations!

Read more about the placements and projects that students worked on as part of our experiential learning program!

UBC Asian Library Co-op Kyung Eun (Alex) Hur

Ericsson Co-op Placement Qian Yang

Vancouver Art Gallery Co-op Placement Rebekah Taylor

McBride & District Public Library Co-op Placement Simon Robins

Environment and Climate Change Canada Kate Shuttleworth

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva Salma Berrada

Office of the Auditor General Dalen Klassen

Canada Revenue Agency Emily Nickerson

UBC Library Systems & IT Rebecca Dickson

Bamfield Marine Science Centre Alisa Lazear

Nikkei National Museum Christopher Tam

North Olympic Library System Ean Henninger

Sovereign Order of St. John, Knights Hospitaller Robin Koning