A small group of invited participants from both the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses along with the University of Seville, Spain will get together on Monday, November 24th for an international dialogue.
This transcultural dialogue on engaging diversity across cultures, disciplines, and professions, will include a small number of university students, researchers, student development specialists, and community members from diverse fields. In addition to exchanging ideas amongst participants at each site and between the two sites, we want to share insights between our Canadian and Spanish campuses about what we imagine we are doing when we collaborate with people across cultural and disciplinary boundaries, diverse models for describing and conceptualizing these encounters past and present, and implications for other kinds of diverse communities, such as rapidly diversifying global cities.
This roundtable will bring together three diverse groups of invitees at two leading public, research-intensive universities: UBC (Vancouver and Okanagan campuses) and the University of Seville, Spain and will engage students, staff, researchers, and community members in a transcultural, interdisciplinary, international dialogue between three campus roundtables on two continents.
This extraordinary dialogue will consist of three segments during the morning: a facilitated dialogue (in English) at UBC; an interactive videoconference dialogue between the Canadian and Spanish roundtables (with simultaneous translation, as needed); and a concluding segment (in English), which will include brainstorming for next steps in sustaining the conversation. An agenda and brief background reading (1-2 pages) will be provided to all registered participants ahead of time.
There is no charge for participating, however space is limited, and you must register in advance.
Okanagan Campus: 9:00-11:00 am
CCS 322 (FCCS Boardroom)
To register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Campus: 8:30-11:00 am
Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Room 3340, 2405 Wesbrook Mall
To register: email@example.com
This research-grounded, transcultural diversity and innovation dialogue is being coordinated by several UBC units and units at University of Seville in Spain.