The iSchool is committed to providing students with a variety of experiential learning experiences while they work on their degrees. The iSchool offers professional learning, internships and practicum placements for students, as well as co-op positions through the Arts Co-op Program. Experiential Learning Day is an annual event that recognizes the valuable work done by students in experiential programs. It also offers a chance for prospective employers to learn about the program and what iSchool students can offer their organizations.
The 2018 annual Experiential Learning Day event will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Thea Lounge in the Graduate Student Centre. The event will feature a keynote speaker, a student panel, and poster presentations from students, followed by a wine and cheese networking session. This year’s theme for Experiential Learning Day is Design thinking: your life, your career, and will highlight ways young professionals can use design thinking to improve both their personal and professional lives.
All are invited to attend Experiential Learning Day and learn more about the work of students in libraries, archives, museums and cultural institutions. The event is free and open to the public – iSchool alumni, those in the information profession, and Arts Co-op employers are encouraged to attend.
To attend the event, please RSVP.
Keynote speaker: Kim Kiloh
Director of UBC’s Centre for Student Involvement & Careers
“There is no one idea for your life. There are many lives you could live happily and productively.”
Kim will be speaking about design thinking and leading a quick interactive workshop for participants to plan future career options, and get rid of dysfunctional beliefs to reframe your life.
Jennette Chalcraft (dual MASLIS) – MAS 2017 Arts Co-op student of the year
Kristina McGuirk (dual MASLIS) – MLIS 2017 Arts Co-op student of the year
Emily Sugerman (MLIS) – Professional experience at the Western Front Society
Break for wine and cheese, refreshments
|5 p.m.||Poster presentations from students on their co-op, internship, and professional experience opportunities|
|6-7 p.m.||Networking opportunity|
The iSchool and Arts Co-op Program hosted its first Experiential Learning Day on April 7, 2017, showcasing the work of iSchool students through co-op, internship, professional experience and practicum placements.
Our theme for our inaugural year of Experiential Learning Day was Why Engagement Matters. Susan Grossman, Director of the UBC's Centre for Community Engaged Learning presented the keynote "Education for Impact."
Thank you to everyone who presented, and attended the event in support of the School and students participating.
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.
Presentations were given by students representing the experiential learning opportunities provided through the School and the Faculty of Arts Co-op office:
Lara Maestro, UBCO Library Special Collections & Archives
MAS Arts Co-op Placement
Simon Robins, UBCO
MLIS Arts Co-op Placement
Kristina McGuirk, Drake University
Suzanne Jay, UBC iSchool-See Also
MLIS Professional Experience
Shannon Cheng, BC Cancer Agency