Documentation:Parisian Salon

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Consider designing a Mix based on Parisian Salons of the 18th and 19th centuries to create an atmosphere of conviviality and intellectual exchange. In this Mix format, students and instructors join together to discuss matters of political, cultural, and social concern from diverse disciplinary perspectives. Combining spirited discussion with food, drink, and socializing makes this format fun and engaging.

Example

College of Health Disciplines Parisian Salon Series: The College of Health Disciplines brings together students from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds to discuss issues of common concern related to the health and wellbeing of the world's diverse populations. On the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30p.m. they meet for a Parisian Salon at Mahony's Pub at UBC. These conversations take place over refreshments, as is the tradition with Parisian Salons, in a relaxed, informal environment. They provide the refreshments! Participants have discussed topics such as Access to Food, Education, Technology, Security, and Disability. The Salons give students an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with other students in order to explore the different disciplinary perspectives that may contribute to more creative solutions and perhaps even create connections that lead to action and change. Open to all students!

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