‘Dream, design + create’ Camp

The University of Winnipeg hosted The Design It! Camp for kids. Children from the neighbourhood were invited to attend UWinnipeg’s  Science Education in Engineering + Design (SEED) Camp led by Dr. Dawn Sutherland. Sutherland is the Canada Research Chair in Science Education in Cultural Contexts at UWinnipeg.

Inspired by the book Happy City by Charles Montgomery the one week camp allowed students in Grade 4-6 from two local schools to design and build a model city that includes how design can impact well-being. The camp introduced the kids to the forces related to structures and about scale drawing.

The design challenge also taught the children basic carpentry, urban planning and engineering design skills in a fun and creative way. Every day the children were picked up from their home schools by a walking school bus and were served both breakfast and lunch daily thanks to the generosity of Winnipeg Harvest.

The four instructors at the camp were, Don Claudio, Jenikka Lumbera, Kayla Goosen and Simran  Seehra and Alida Ainarson education students at the University of Winnipeg.

For more information please visit Design It!


Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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