New learning initiatives at the Robert H. Lee Graduate School at the Sauder School of Business are catching the attention of the media. Today’s Financial Post features a profile of Professor Darren Dahl and his recently introduced course Cultivating Creativity.
The writer takes note of the fact that students in the course find no set syllabus, website or exam. Instead students are pushed outside their comfort zones to find creative solutions to business problems through out-of-the-box thinking, discussion and debate.
“Disruption is a healthy thing and if we can teach them to become 'disruptive innovators' that challenge conventional business thinking, so much the better," says Dahl in the article about the aim of the course.
On November 4, the Vancouver Sun published a full-page story focused on Sauder’s new first-year course, COMM 101, and the Canaccord Learning Commons, an online environment and soon-to-open physical space that aims to ramp up engagement with students by meeting their needs both in the virtual world and face-to-face.
The article highlights Sauder’s creative use of technology to engage students, as well as its initiative to equip students with the tools and confidence needed to break down barriers on the path to innovation.