04:30 - 07:30 PM
CCIS 1-430 / PCL Lounge
Please join us for an evening of celebration and conversations with recent SSHRC research fund recipients, and special guest:
SSHRC's new Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges, Ursula Gobel
RSVP requested for reception logistics via Eventbrite:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:30-6:30 PM
Room 1- 430 CCIS
Reception and University of Alberta Press book display to follow
06:00 - 08:30 PM
ECHA 2-190 (Friday evening) & 2-100 SUB (Saturday)
The Undergraduate Research Initiative & the Kule Institute for Advanced Study have partnered this year to host a “hackathon” focused on social and cultural innovation.
What’s a hackathon?
Traditionally, a hackathon is an event that brings together computer programmers, designers, and project managers to collaborate intensively on software projects to address a specific need. We’re putting our own “offline” twist on this idea: bringing together interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to collaborate and develop projects that could address a social or cultural issue of importance to the U of A community. The solutions could involve new technology, but could also be much more varied than a traditional tech-focused hackathon.
Tomorrow's Ideas, Now: Hacking Social & Cultural Innovation will take place over two days:
Friday, November 7th
Please RSVP here (Keynote open to the public)
Keynote presentation by Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell: "Students as Leaders for Change" (open to the public), followed by an introduction to some potential challenge topics (gathered from various campus organizations) and time for students to network and form teams.
Saturday, November 8th
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFh6Y3FYc01PT3pXZGJFZjhuVXJQemc6MA
Undergraduate students from across disciplines will come together and work on developing ideas/solutions to address their chosen social/cultural innovation challenge. Facilitators will work with teams and help connect students to potential resources (e.g. funding opportunities, mentorship, courses, etc.) to support their project.