Engaging with Greenest City Conversations

Speaker: 
Dr. John Robinson, UBC and Dr. Alissa Antle, SFU
Date: 
September 18, 2013 - 5:00pm

Location

Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC

Join Dr. John Robinson, UBC and Dr. Alissa Antle, SFU and their research team members including Susanna Haas-Lyons (MA, UBC Social Media channel), David Maggs (UBC Performing Arts channel), and Jean Hebert (SFU Mobile Applications channel) as they share results of the Greenest City Conversations. John Robinson is the Associate Provost, Sustainability at UBC and a professor with UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability and Department of Geography. Alissa Antle is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU.
Together they carried out the Greenest City Conversations, an innovative, interdisciplinary and wide-scale research project aimed at developing multiple channels for public engagement on municipal sustainability policies. Its two main goals were to facilitate discussion with the public on a variety of sustainability policies, and to provide a comprehensive understanding of the content and impact of different modes of public engagement. Project findings are relevant to numerous academic disciplines and offer both strategies and leading questions for those working in public engagement realms. For more information about GCC visit http://gcc.ubc.ca/.

When: September 18, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street

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John Robinson is the Associate Provost, Sustainability at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and is a professor with UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability and Department of Geography. Dr. Robinson is responsible for leading the integration of academic and operational sustainability on UBC’s Vancouver campus. In that capacity, he directs the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) and provides leadership for UBC’s academic, research and operational activities and programs in sustainability. He also represents UBC’s sustainability activities to the broader local and international community.

Alissa Antle is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her research focuses on embodied human–computer interaction and child-computer interaction and proceeds through the design and evaluation of tangible user interfaces, multi-touch surfaces, and interactive environments. She has published over 50 peer reviewed papers in the areas of interaction design and embodied interaction, went through early tenure, and was nominated for an SFU teaching award. As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Antle received over $500,000 of individual funding from the Canadian National Science and Engineering Council (NSERC), Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Graphics Animation and New Media Network Centre of Excellence (GRAND NCE), in which she is a principal network investigator and project leader.

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