On the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30pm the College of Health Disciplines hosts a Parisian Salon at Mahony’s Pub at UBC. A Salon, of the type held in Paris during the 18th and 19th Centuries, is “a gathering of intellectual, social, political, and cultural elites under the roof of an inspiring hostess or host, partly to amuse one another and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salon).
These conversations take place over refreshments, as is the tradition with Parisian Salons, in a relaxed, informal environment. We provide the refreshments! To-date we have discussed topics such as ‘Access to Food’, ‘Education’, ‘Technology’ and ‘Security’. The Salons give students an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with students from other cultural and disciplinary backgrounds 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.
The next Parisian Salon is Wednesday, January 25th during which participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues around disability:
• What barriers are preventing people living with a disability from participating in society?
• What does it mean to live with a disability in different parts of the world?
• How does living with a disability affect one’s ability to participate in travel, work, school, relationships, the community?
• How can we, in our future roles, improve this?
Just show up at Mahony’s! Free food. Be entered to win a $25 UBC Bookstore Gift Certificate. Earn 10 points towards your Interprofessional Education Passport. Meet new people. Engage in meaningful conversations.