Interdisciplinary Networking Event

You are invited to a first time Interdisciplinary Networking Event!

March 26th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the David Strong Building, Room C128. Light refreshments will be served.

To begin the process of engaging with faculty and staff involved and interested in interdisciplinary programs, I am sponsoring the first Interdisciplinary Open House. The goal of this event is to have an event that creates a space in which to network, share ideas, hear more about interdisciplinary initiatives at UVic, and engage in a spirited dialogue about the nature of interdisciplinarity in the contemporary university, at UVic in particular.

As a part of this event, I am delighted to announce that Dr. David Helfand, President of Quest University, has agreed to come and give a short talk about the ways in which interdisciplinary thinking, inquiry, research, and learning pedagogies come together in their undergraduate degree program. His talk, entitled "Interdisciplinary Learning in the 21st Century University" will provide a way of beginning our conversations. He will talk for about 20 minutes, beginning at noon, leaving lots of time for you to engage in a dialogue with him and you colleagues.

There will also be and opportunity to network with colleagues from across campus, enjoy some food, and provide feedback tot he office of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs on your ideas and concerns about interdisciplinarity ant U Vic. Our off campus colleagues are also welcome to join us for this event: I 'd appreciate an email about if you are planning to attend, just to help with panning and ensuring we have enough food!

This event is sponsored by the office of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs, and is happy to have the support of the Learning and Teaching Center, Technology Integrated Learning and the Institute for Studies & Innovation in Community-University Engagement.

For more information go to http://www.uvic.ca/education/news/home/current/news-item3.php