The Share Drive Episode 14: Mackenzie Sillem and her commitment to Intercultural Studies at VIU

Many listeners will know Mackenzie from her long-term and broad-reaching efforts to support Intercultural learning across VIU, most recently with the development and teaching of Intercultural Studies 100: Exploring and Developing Intercultural Competence. In this podcast, we sit down with Mackenzie to discuss intercultural learning from a variety of perspectives, as well as the value and impact of this field on our work at VIU. Together, we discuss the curiosity, empathy and heart-set necessary to do this work, as well as the implications intercultural studies has across campus, and in particular to teaching and learning. Mackenzie also delves into her journey in developing and teaching Intercultural Studies 100, and her dreams for this work at VIU.



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