Inspiring Innovation Across Disciplines, the 2017 Langara Academic Plan Mini-Conference held at the end of April was very successful.
Thanks for attending the Mini-Conference! Read more about the event and the keynote presentation.
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Join us for our 2nd annual mini-conference inspired by the successes and continued work resulting from Langara’s Academic Plan. The theme of the 2017 mini-conference is “innovations across disciplines.”
Langara employees event. Registered participants only. Learn more at langara.ca/about-langara/academics/academic-plan/apag-conference-2017.html
Langara ENVS 2100* students have developed several CityStudio projects during their fall 2016 semester. They presented their CityStudio projects on December 2nd at the CityStudio Hubbub 7 event. Three Langara entries were up against 19 other entries, mostly upper-level courses from UBC, SFU, and BCIT.
Congratulations to all the groups on their work and especially to those whose project outlined the creation of a salt marsh in Charleson Park on False Creek. They won third place!
‘We Shore Can’ aims to increase biodiversity and stem the impact of sea level rise through the development of a small-scale salt marsh and a redesign of the seawall around Charleson Park.
The winning entry’s team included a former Langara student as did one entry of the masters-level teams.
Langara’s Environmental Studies program, in collaboration with CityStudio, matches students with mentors from the City of Vancouver to create projects that, if implemented, will aid in meeting the city’s Greenest City Action Plan and Healthy City Strategy goals and targets.
* ENVS 2100 (Problems and Solutions) is course within the Interdisciplinary Studies Department (IDS) team-taught by instructors from biology (Frank Williams), chemistry (Andrew Mosi) and geography (Drew Egan).
Read the full press release here.
The Department of Psychology held their Psychology Science Fair November 23 & 24, 2016 in A-Building Lobby. Posters displayed psychology instructors’ and students’ research in a variety of topics in the field. Q&A sessions provided an opportunity to the public to interact with the presenters and ask questions about their scientific research. Poster with details announcing the event.
We are all in this together!
Remember the Curriculum for Global Citizenry Mini-Conference in April? The opportunity to connect and share stories or ideas? Let’s Do Lunch continues the wonderful connections and discussions started then.
Join our special guest: Dr. Ian Humphreys, Provost and Vice-President, Academic & Students on November 24 between 12 noon and 1:30 pm in the Employee Lounge.
Drop-in, bring your lunch and join use for some casual conversation. No need to sign up, just drop by.
Details on this poster.
A Goods Swap reduces waste by facilitating the reuse of unwanted goods.
In the summer of 2016, students in ECON 1119 organized the first Goods Swap at Langara College resulting in the most successful City Studio/Zero Waste project undertaken in the course. The students collected donations of household items and gave them away for free to Langara students, staff and faculty.
Student volunteers, including Vanessa Coady who was responsible for the first swap, helped Langara’s Action Plan Action Group (APAG) 5: Environmental, Financial and Social Sustainability hold a second successful Goods Swap in the foyer of Building A on October 12, 2016.
Fulton Tom, Langara Economics Instructor and avid cyclist kicks off Bike to Work Week at our 49th and Ontario celebration station on May 30th. Check out the video by Stephen Quilada from Langara C&M
Go green, save gas money, and burn calories by cycling to campus for one week. Take up the challenge and reduce your carbon footprint.
Bike to Work Week is a workplace wellness, community building, and sustainable transportation program that aims to get people to cycle to work for one week with the goal that they will continue to commute by bicycle after the week is over.
More information at Langara News, or contact Fulton Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally posted on April 20, 2015 on the Library Central Blog.
By Allison Sullivan (Instructional Services Librarian)
Keeping students interested during library instruction can be one of the more challenging things we face as teaching librarians. Students already know how to Google, so why pay attention when learning to do research? Innovations in library instruction often follow the theme of integrating new ideas and technologies into classrooms, tutorials, and websites so that we can compete for our student’s attention. The bottom line with many of these bells and whistles, though, is that content is key; if the classes aren’t good, no manner of presentation or reward will garner results.
Upcoming Activities for Langara Retirees
Calling all Langara retirees! We want to reconnect with retired Langara faculty, staff, and administrators and keep you updated on what is happening at the College.
Wine & Appetizer event, January 21 2016
You are invited to the Langara Retiree Wine & Appetizer event on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 4 pm – 6 pm in the Langara Employee Lounge. The event will be an excellent opportunity to reconnect with the college and your former colleagues. For more information or to RSVP for the event, email email@example.com.
Langara College has installed a bike repair station in front of the bicycle parking cage on P1 of the underground parkade. The HUB’s bike maintenance courses are expected to resume in Spring 2016. Plastic containers with inner tubes for road bikes and mountain bikes, Presta valve adapters and tire levers have been placed inside the bicycle parking cage and the mailroom (on the shelf to the left of the photocopiers). Continue reading for more details…