Living Lab Needs Your Help This Term!

Are you interested in getting involved to make UBC a better place to learn?

We are looking for undergrad and grad students from all walks of life!

The LIVING LAB develops and performs short interactive theatre sketches on difficult classroom situations that involve members of the UBC community in conversations about the complexities and challenges that arise in diverse and multicultural teaching and learning environments. Living Lab is a project under the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Our troupe consists of UBC grad and undergrad students from all walks of life. Living Lab meets Thursdays 2:00-5:00 throughout the term. During our weekly meetings, we create plays, learn about equity and diversity issues in the classroom, explore our own and other experiences, play theater games, rehearse and plan our performances. We perform our plays to UBC teaching audiences throughout the semester. The overall aim is to help create respectful teaching-learning environments for students and faculty from all backgrounds.

What kind of participants are we looking for? We seek a diverse group of students from all walks of life at UBC, including:
• Undergraduate students & graduate students
• International students & domestic students
• From any Faculty or School
• Different cultural, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds
• All sexual orientations and genders
• Diverse worldviews and perspectives

Join us on THURSDAY JANUARY 20th to find out more about Living Lab!

When: Thursdays 2.00-5.00
Where: Irving K Barber Learning Centre/CTLT Office.
What you need: No Theatre experience, just willingness and passion!
Winter intake days: January 20th and 27th.
Contact: living.lab@ubc.ca

Living Lab was developed by Yael Harlap and Judy Chan in Fall 2009, inspired by similar, successful programs at the Universities of Michigan and Missouri, and funded by the Equity Enhancement Fund at UBC.

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