Written by: Shaina McDonald
Social Psychology Level IV
As some of you may have heard, McMaster University will soon be home to the new Social Sciences and Humanities building, L.R. Wilson Hall (otherwise known as all the construction by MDCL). L.R. Wilson Hall will house some really cool facilities for liberal arts students such as: a turtle-shaped Indigenous Studies Program space (how awesome is that?), a 150-seat Black Box Theatre and a 350-seat Concert Hall. Among these exciting amenities will be anew Experiential Education (EE) office, to be located in the Pathways Institute of L.R. Wilson Hall.
This summer, I have had the opportunity to work as a ResearchAssistant for purposes of how to effectively engage students, faculty and the community through the still-to-be-determined interior design of a new EE office space. I have researched around thirty Canadian and American post-secondary institutes in hopes of either arranging a visit for our EE Director, Dr. Sandra Preston, or at least finding new ideas for our EE ladies to build on.