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Is there a place on campus where you really feel connected to UBC? Join Dr. Peggy Patterson and participants in this "World Cafe" discussion, the third presentation of the UBC Campus Plan Speaker Series, as they consider how physical space can generate a campus lifestyle where students, faculty, staff, alumni, and residents connect as a community. In this event, participants draw from their experiences at UBC and respond to questions about those places on campus which they feel have special meaning, and where they feel connected to UBC and to learning. Dr. Patterson highlights some common characteristics among these successful spaces, and offers a model for campus and student connections that links the level of social connectedness to a range of factors, including campus design, public spaces, academic mission, and educators.
Dr. Peggy Patterson is a Professor in the Graduate Division of Educational Research at the University of Calgary and the Co-coordinator of the Higher Education Leadership specialization. With 28 years as an academic administrator, adjunct faculty member, and graduate supervisor at both U of C and the University of Guelph, she is a student of Higher Education, as well as a leader and educator. Her passion and her professional research interests focus on students, their learning and their development. She is also the Director of the Canadian Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CCSHE) - an initiative that will bring attention, research interest and collaborative activity to this exciting area. Dr. Patterson’s efforts have earned her recognition with numerous awards and honours at both the University of Calgary and internationally. Ultimately, Dr. Patterson has made colleges and universities better places for all students through her inspiration and leadership. (A Vancouver Campus Plan
Speakers Series lecture originally presented on 22-Mar-2007)