Ashoka U Collaboration Grant for Digital Storytelling workshop in Glasgow, May 2019

Project Details


Storytelling and listening are superb means of promoting empathy and resilience, and shared understanding between individuals and communities. According to Chris Cavanagh, Canadian social and environmental activist and storyteller, “Storytellers, by the very act of telling, communicate a radical learning that changes lives and the world: telling stories is a universally accessible means through which people make meaning”. Our collaborative immersion will bring together leaders from three changemaker campuses (Georgian College in Canada, Northeastern University in the United States and Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland) to explore and transfer knowledge through digital storytelling as a social innovation.
Our proposed project will address areas such as diversity, equity and inclusion, faculty/research engagement, community engagement/partnerships and extra-curricular student programming. As storytelling is a means of engaging community, breaking down barriers, encouraging empathy and demonstrating resilience, our intention is to help institutions incorporate digital storytelling practices into their campus culture and curricula. The goal of this collaboration will be to deliver a replicable and adaptable toolkit for change leaders to put into practice on their own campuses, in order to facilitate digital storytelling methodology amongst faculty, students and community partners.
Effective start/end date21/08/1828/06/19


  • Ashoka U: £2,262.00


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