Some of the folks behind the Terry project (and also a panda)

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Panda is an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Panda works alongside Terry co-coordinator Dave Ng on biodiversity projects. Climate change and species preservation are incredibly important to the Panda, given its experience as an endangered species. It will be spending its time at Terry interviewing cool people on campus and profiling exciting UBC projects. Stay tuned for lots of fun video blogs!

2 Responses to “Some of the folks behind the Terry project (and also a panda)”

  1. Thomas Robey

    Nice recruitment video!

    Your speaker series and the course sound a lot like a graduate student initiated organization called the Forum on Science Ethics and Policy just down the road at the University of Washington. We should crosslink each other on our websites and keep some open communication about speaker ideas and potential collaborations.

    I am also happy to share some of our experiences with this sort of thing, although it sounds like you have quite a bit more institutional infrastructure to support your activities!

  2. Laurence Butet-Roch

    Thanks for the compliments Thomas. You may not see it from your end of the web but I am slighty blushing.

    It’s also nice to know that Terry is not alone in the fight for interdisciplinary studies. Since my involvement with the project, I have definitely noticed that quite a large number of students value interdisciplinarism and recognize that tackling global issues require input from all types of people. More and more universities are answering the call for a more well-rounded education by adding classes such as ASIC 200 to the course calendar, promoting interdisciplinary research or even offering a major in interdisciplinary studies. Yet we can’t rest on our laurels just yet. One of the major challenge is to promote interdisciplinary thinking within the realm of decision making. How to do so, remains a big question

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