The GNL Project at York was conceptualized by Robin Roth, professor in Geography and is funded by the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF). “The GNL project at York is currently an autonomous zone bringing researchers, instructors and students together to imagine and experiment with the idea of ‘global thinking’ as a critical skill to acquire for globally networked working environments. GNL can create rich cultural connections by designing a learning environment that engages students locally and internationally in conversations with the goal of advancing collaboratively the latest thinking on global issues," says Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, the current GNL Project Lead.
The 2016-2017 academic year is Year 2 of the AIF for the GNL Project at York. The aim of this year’s activities is two-fold. First, it will build awareness of GNL at both of York’s campuses by conducting an environmental scan of faculty and students to gauge their interest in piloting and participating in GNL courses in Year 3 and, to find out how students and faculty themselves would like to shape the direction of the Project. Second, it will conduct background research into the forms of technology and institutional support currently available and needed in the future, to implement GNL courses and a GNL environment at York.
We invite you to watch the below videos to learn more about the GNL Project at York University.