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Becoming an Interdisciplinarian: Cross-Curricular Campus Conversations

May 5, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a day of inspiration and connection. Current interdisciplinary graduate students (IGS) have designed this conference for students of IGS at UBC Okanagan to share their work.

Our Spring Conference theme, Becoming an Interdisciplinarian: Cross-Curricular Campus Conversationsis dedicated to the unique facets and dynamic processes involved in interdisciplinary research and its immense potential for local and global impact.

All graduate students across campus engaged in interdisciplinary research are welcome to apply to present or attend. Undergraduate students interested in interdisciplinary research are also encouraged to join us. A Call For Proposals and event registration is open until March 3, 2023.


The day will include:

  • A keynote speaker address by Dr. Gillian Russell (SFU);
  • Student research and panel presentations;
  • Professional networking opportunities; and
  • Evening fireside talks and dinner.

To learn more about the event and how to submit your proposal visit www.interdisciplinary.ca

 The Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund supports this conference.


Gillian Russell

Assistant Professor in design
Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Working at the intersection of critical design, anthropological futures, and narrative environments, her practice explores how design can be used as a method for exposing the entangled complexity of technology, culture and environment, and open up space for new pathways towards more socially just and sustainable futures. Her work has been featured at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, in the Porto Design Biennale, Helsinki Design Museum, Design Museum London, London Design Festival, Milan Furniture Fair and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She holds a PhD in Design Products/Design History (2017) from the Royal College of Art, London, and was a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at the Digital Democracies Institute, SFU. Gillian is co-director of the Imaginative Methods Lab, an international working group developing practices and tools to re-imagine the rights to research and design.



May 5, 2023
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


University Centre (UNC) – Ballroom
3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
UNC 200
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Environment and Sustainability, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Global, Health, Indigenous, Lifestyle and Wellness, Policy and Social Change, Research and Innovation