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MakerSpaces as Learning Spaces

Makerspaces as Learning Spaces

So-called “maker spaces” are proliferating in campus libraries, but truly effective ones require much more than a 3D printer and some shiny new toys.  This week, Ken Steele chats with Kerry Harmer, the Maker Studio Specialist at Mount Royal University, about the potential connections between academic... Read more

So-called “maker spaces” are proliferating in campus libraries, but truly effective ones require much more than a 3D printer and some shiny new... Read more

A Library for the 21st Century

Mount Royal University's Library

For decades, college and university libraries have been continuously renovating their space and replacing technology.  But what would a 21st-century library look like if you could build it from scratch, with a $100 million budget?  Two years ago, Calgary’s Mount Royal University got the chance to do just... Read more

For decades, college and university libraries have been continuously renovating their space and replacing technology.  But what would a 21st-century... Read more

Bringing Science to Life!

Bringing Science to Life: Bonnie Schmidt @ Let's Talk Science

Children are natural born scientists, with an insatiable curiosity and desire to experiment – but studies have demonstrated that somehow, through years of formal education, most teenagers lose their enthusiasm for science. By the time they are applying to college, less than a quarter say they remain very... Read more

Children are natural born scientists, with an insatiable curiosity and desire to experiment – but studies have demonstrated that somehow, through... Read more

Radical Ideas: RADIUS @ Simon Fraser University

Radical Ideas: RADIUS @ SFU

This week, Ken gets a “taste” of social innovation at Simon Fraser University’s RADIUS incubator, speaking with co-director Shawn Smith and social entrepreneur Dylan Jones about their work. We learn how innovation requires bureaucratic flexibility, and Ken winds up at a loss for words with his mouth... Read more

This week, Ken gets a “taste” of social innovation at Simon Fraser University’s RADIUS incubator, speaking with co-director Shawn Smith and... Read more

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