Storytelling for Change: Learn how to share your experience to inspire social action

Date & Time

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
15:00 to 17:00


Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Centre for Community Engaged Learning

Registration Closed / Past Event


Participants will look at the role that stories play in social change work and will learn about the power of stories as tools for connection and reflection. Participants will learn how to develop and tell their own stories, as a strategy to move people to action. 


At the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, Jay Penner focuses on community engaged-learning course and research design. He supports faculty to work with community partners and facilitates student learning through the delivery of community engaged courses and community-based research. He has worked on several evaluation projects that explore processes, outcomes and impacts of various courses, programs and partnership models. Jay has special interest in critical discourse, intercultural engagement, the ethics of community engagement, and arts-based methods of reflection.

Naomi Schatz has over 15 years experience in community development and capacity building with diverse groups including nonprofit and post-secondary stakeholders, Indigenous organizations, and social enterprises. She holds a Masters of Education in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. As a Community Animation Advisor with the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, Naomi works in partnership with community groups, students and faculty to develop collaborative projects and innovative events that explore complex social issues.

Registration Information

General registration opens on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 3-5 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.