Innovate, Design, Engage and Applied Solution

When Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) enters the world of Interdisciplinary Applied Research, great things happen…

This event aims to inspire you to explore the how, what, why, when, and where of interdisciplinary applied research where Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) collaborates across the disciplines.

TVET has considerable talent that could contribute to the creation of applied research solutions for the regions. To date, we have not fully leveraged this talent. We want to expand these opportunities by inspiring faculty, students, and industry to come together to explore, innovate, and design together through the world of applied research.

To do this, we must aim to shift existing mindsets. This event invites faculty, students, and community/industry partners from diverse disciplines to:

  • Collide with like-minded others to collectively explore opportunities for interdisciplinary applied research within your own communities
  • Explore how interdisciplinary applied research can strengthen teaching and learning practices and strengthen relationships between education, industry, and our wider communities
  • Investigate the potential for applied research in preparing learners for the rapidly changing demands of the 21st Century
  • Discover ideas to mobilize applied research initiatives and communicate results
  • Grow an interdisciplinary applied research community of practice

Registration and Agenda

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Location: Building 108, Room 105

Event Organizers

Dr. Sally Vinden, Associate Dean (Acting) Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology, VIU

Jessica Gemella, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist (Acting), Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology, VIU