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Exploring History of Place Through Inclusive Planning and Programming: Yvonne Choe Presents at SCUP Pacific Regional Conference

February 23, 2024

Join Yvonne Choe, DIALOG partner and architect, and Stacy Christensen, architect, University of Calgary, as they present a session titled “Exploring History of Place Through Inclusive Planning and Programming” at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Pacific Regional Conference on Monday, March 18, 2024, in Seattle.

Event Details

Date:                                  Monday, March 18, 2024
Time:                                 2:20 p.m. PT
Location:                          The HUB student center, University of Washington Seattle campus

Click HERE to register for the event.

Exploring History of Place Through Inclusive Planning and Programming

The growth of the University of Calgary’s Veterinary Medicine program has been a catalyst for several initiatives on campus, including the development of a long-range plan, creation of an inclusive program, and development of micro degrees. The process of engagement, programming, and design at Vet Med is critical to understanding the urgent needs of the profession and students while being mindful and respectful of the history of place and the indigenous community.

This session shows how connecting the history of place at a campus master planning and programming level fosters opportunities, success, health, and wellbeing for each student.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Initiate meaningful conversations early in the planning and programming process and explore opportunities to prioritize heritage, diversity, and wellbeing.
  2. Use programming tools to gain an early understanding of project needs while inviting storytelling and ceremony into the process.
  3. Identify opportunities for student, faculty and staff inclusion, connection, and wellness.
  4. Find alignment between planning objectives and long-term ecological health and sustainability goals.

About the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

As a community of practice, SCUP undertakes research and creates learning opportunities to share perspectives, resources, best practices, and forward-thinking ideas with a wide cross-section of professionals who are looking to advance institutional resilience through the integrated planning approach.