This research cluster focuses on design and testing of digital media to enhance learning and influence behaviour.
Our cluster includes scholars in in Climate Change Engagement, Education, Psychology, Visualization & Gaming. Working with partners in government, education and the technology industry, we explore how communities can be mobilized through new technologies and social practices to foster climate literacy and action.
Screenshots of Future Delta 2.0 - Climate Change Video Game
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Cool Tools for a Warming World
Engaging citizens on climate change with powerful digital media
We invite you to a free public seminar showcasing innovative digital media and success stories for climate change education, planning, and action. Leading experts will demo interactive visual tools and share new research findings on what works in building climate change awareness and fostering community-led action. Audience participation is encouraged. Refreshments provided.
Time: Thursday Oct 13th 2016 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: C680 – HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square (Downtown Vancouver)
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6Z 3B7
Hosted by the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).
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- Stephen Sheppard – Future Delta 2.0 – Climate Change Videogame for schools. Director: Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, University of British Columbia
- Maged Senbel – “Do it in the Dark” – Energy Challenge using visual and social media. Professor in Urban Design: School of Community and Regional and Planning, University of British Columbia
- Adam Fenech – Coastal Impact Visualization Environment (CLIVE) on sea level rise. Director: Climate Lab, University of Prince Edward Island
- Robert Gifford – Internationally recognized Environmental Psychologist, University of Victoria
- Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director: Association of Climate Change Officers
For an overview of research results on social mobilization using digital tools to engage 3000 people in BC, see http://pics.uvic.ca/synthesis-pics-funded-social-mobilization-research
Coffee/Light Refreshments and Networking event to follow
Symposium ‐ Cool Tools for a Warming World
Mobilizing Citizens on Climate Change with Digital Media
Thursday Oct 13th 2016
The University of British Columbia is hosting a symposium focused on social mobilization on climate change using powerful digital tools. The Symposium will bring together government, industry leaders, NGOs, educators and researchers, pooling their expertise on engagement, learning, behaviour change, gaming, and visual media, to strategize on fostering climate change literacy and action. The timing is critical as jurisdictions in Canada and beyond develop climate action plans to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement. This event will showcase a broad range of innovative digital tools, share the latest research findings and best practices, and develop strategies for scaling up community and youth engagement on climate change.
Workshop – Climate Change, Digital Tools and Schools
Educational gaming, teaching and climate change literacy
We would like to invite you to a Workshop on Friday October 14th 2016 at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, focusing on educational video games and teachers’ needs. The workshop builds on research outcomes of the Future Delta 2.0 videogame project, supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).