The Cultural Studies program at UBC’s Okanagan campus is offering a course that focusses on community engagement, where students have the opportunity to work in collaborative teams to complete projects that support the work of community partners.
The projects for this coming year include:
- Create a learning resource for promoting decolonization in the Okanagan
- Develop an outreach project for the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
- Create a promotional video for the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
- Produce research and resources for a museum exhibit on migrant labour
- Produce research and resources for a museum exhibit on women’s labour
Click HERE for the project descriptions and application information.
Students enrolled in the course in past years have worked on some interesting and informative projects that demonstrate the skills they developed and the positive impacts they were able to make with their community partners.
Students Tessa Baatz, Chiara Mason and Emma McLeod presented an idea to the City of Kelowna that examines the positive impacts of parking spaces that are reclaimed for public recreational or beatification purposes. Read more about PARKLETS: Innovations in Urban Public Spaces.
Kezia Elaschuk and Safeera Jaffer researched the experiences of early Chinese and Japanese agricultural workers in the Okanagan and presented their finding in an exhibition at the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum. Read more about this project.
This course (CULT 499) is designed to provide students experiential learning based on the skills and knowledge of Cultural Studies scholarship. As such, students will complete a tangible research project that will be publicly disseminated, and they will acquire specific professional skills and experience suitable for inclusion in letters of application, resumes, and/or curriculum vitae.
How to apply:
In order to enroll in CULT 499 Community Engaged Research in term two this year, students are required to submit an application that includes a resume, description of related skills and experience as well as a letter of interest. The deadline for applications is September 28, 2018.
For more information and to submit your application, please contact the course instructor, David Jefferess. email@example.com.