University of Calgary

Dropping In

Submitted by alumni on Wed, 04/12/2017 - 23:21.

Dropping In

Join us as we pop into a class of students who are tackling messy problems such as how to feed 9 billion people. This Global Challenges course is being taught in radical new ways.
by Deb Cummings



Auto-Sensing Controls

Placed on the ceiling are sensors that read the number of occupants in the room and automatically adjust the lights and HVAC system to accommodate.




Tinkling the Ivories

Tucked in the corner of the TI’s tiny gallery is this elegant Kingsburg grand piano that can be played by anyone, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.




Touch Screens

Located in and out of studios, dozens of touch screens enable students to stay linked to each other and the project under study.





Reflection Loft

With floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll find comfy, European-designed couches and USB power/charging ports in this little sanctuary on the second floor.




Hanging Study Pods

Suspended over the TI’s main atrium, these four pods are the most popular feature in the TI and are always filled with students. U








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