Creativity, Universities and Regional Socio-Economic Development

Event Dates:
  • Thu October 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Event Cost: Free

The opening speaker in the series introduces the visual exhibition, Refractions: Appreciating the British Columbia Wine Territory. Sugden considers the role of universities in their regions. He focuses on the need for a deeper discussion of the role of universities to bring together different approaches to knowledge – by researchers, industry and citizens – and on what it means for a university to impact economic development in economies such as the Okanagan.

Drawing on illustrations from work with the British Columbia wine industry, Sugden considers the role of creativity and creative processes in exploring pluralistic views and ways of doing, new situations, and common interests.

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