Professor Katie Plaisance, and KI students Georgia Lamarre, Akanksha Madan, and Shane Morganstein have been awarded a Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grant for "Breaking Down Barriers: A Student-Led Conference in Interdisciplinary Collaboration".
The LITE Grants are intended to provide support for experimenting with and investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching that aim to foster deep student learning at the university.
Knowledge Integration professor Rob Gorbet is collaborating with other University of Waterloo professors Steve Quilley (Environmental and Social Innovation) and Marcel O’Gorman (Critical Media Lab) to study the impact of accessibility of ‘making’ technologies for ‘ordinary people’ on their sense of self(-worth) and their consumer practices. This research is funded by a grant from the Metcalf Foundation.
Read more about "Making for the Masses" on the makebright blog.