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Wednesday, January 26 • 13:30 - 14:15
The Game of (University) Life

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Can we do more to foster a mindset of curiosity, exploration and proactive planning as students navigate university life, juggling academic priorities, social and financial pressures, and progressing toward their desired career outcomes? In a unique collaboration, Scott Preston and Nat Perry are developing a game to highlight the importance of career planning for undergraduate students.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore the use of serious games in career education 
  • Learn how career centres/practitioners/organizations and game designers can collaborate creatively 
  • Discover how games provide opportunities for new career/life planning conversations

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Scott Preston

Associated Professor in the Department of Culture and Media Studies, University of New Brunswick
Scott Preston is Associated Professor in Media Studies at the University of New Brunswick. His research interests include tabletop game design, and the use of games in teaching and learning. He is the founder of Fredericton Tabletop Game Designers.
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Nat Perry

Career and Employment Advisor, University of New Brunswick
Nat Perry is a Career and Employment Advisor with the University of New Brunswick's Student Services and a graduate student in the MEd Counselling program in the Faculty of Education at UNB.

Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST