Can we create changemakers by design?

Registration open for Nov. 8 event, 5-7 p.m. in the Taylor Institute atrium and forum

Harley Crowshoe believes there is potential for change in establishing a strong, trusting and respectful relationship with all Indigenous people. Photo by Sherri Gallant, Alberta Health Services

By Mike Thorn, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

Climate change presents an increasingly complex global challenge. The global economic landscape is changing with lightning-fast technological progress; intolerance and social division persist. These are just a few of the immense challenges facing students today. So, what can we do as a community to encourage and allow them to become changemakers? This is one of the focal topics of Social Innovation: Creating Changemakers, the next event in College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation’s (CDCI) Speakeasy series.

Lisa King, program manager at the CDCI, speaks to the positive potential of Speakeasy as a whole.

“Speakeasy presents a unique opportunity for the UCalgary and academic communities at large to engage with the public right here on campus,” she says. “Local thought leaders are invited as panelists to share their experiences on relevant and complex topics. All participants at these events are sharing space, exploring perspectives, and moving forward together, which is are critical strategic aims of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning."

Read the full article in UToday.