April 20 Keynotes

Giorgio Magnanensi

This workshop brings together participants interested in creating and performing in a fun electroacoustic ensemble environment. After collaborating on the making of a multiplayer electroacoustic instrument, participants will contribute to the creation of graphic scores. These scores will be performed as conducted by our Keynote workshop leader, Giorgio Magnanensi, for the evening performance. (see giorgiomagnanensi.com)

BIO: Born and raised in Italy, Giorgio Magnanensi currently lives in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. His diverse artistic practice includes composition, conducting, improvisation, circuit–bending and video art. From the early 80’s to date he has been working as a composer, conductor, teacher, and performer in Europe, Japan and Canada. He is artistic director of Vancouver New Music, Laboratorio Arts Society and lecturer at the School of Music of The Vancouver Community College.

Dr. Susan Crichton & Deb Carter (UBC-O, Innovative Learning Centre)

In a time of ubiquitous and increasingly globalized opportunities, what does it mean for graduate students to mobilize their knowledge? SHRCC defines Knowledge Mobilization as:

The reciprocal and complementary flow and uptake of research knowledge between researchers, knowledge brokers and knowledge users — both within and beyond academia — in such a way that may benefit users and create positive impacts within Canada and/or internationally, and, ultimately, has the potential to enhance the profile, reach and impact of social sciences and humanities research.

The presenters will share some options while posing the questions:
As a graduate student at UBC, what should you share?
When is it most important to share it?
Where are the best venues for the impact and outcomes that are desired / needed?

Through a facilitated design thinking activity, participants collaborating in small working groups will focus on personal representations of knowledge mobilization within academia and beyond academia.

Dr. Susan Crichton
Director of the Faculty of Education at the UBC’s Okanagan campus, Dr. Crichton has taught in rural and urban K-12 schools in British Columbia, California, and Australia. She was a faculty member at University of Calgary in the specialization of Educational Technology. Dr. Crichton’s research focuses on technology enhanced learning and research approaches. She is exploring innovative uses of technology to foster creativity and imagination for educators.

Deb Carter
As research project coordinator at the Innovative Learning Centre (ILC), Deb coordinates events and co-facilitates workshops. As a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) program at UBC Okanagan, her design and development research explores the impact of a research-informed professional learning event with educators, professionals and community members as they determine innovative solutions to localized ‘wicked’ problems.


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