The UBC Okanagan Makespace is an inclusive makerspace that aims to serve the needs of students, staff, and faculty to be makers.
The space functions as an open space to encourage design thinking, prototyping, and testing and will serve as a hub for innovation, cross-discipline collaboration and entrepreneurship for members of the UBC Okanagan campus.
To bring together students, staff, and faculty to incubate, design, prototype and fabricate ideas.
Design Thinking is a methodology used to solve complicated problems and find desirable solutions. Design Thinking builds upon empathetic dialogue, logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, and information to explore possibilities of what could be and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user.
Faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and community members are invited to use the space. If you are interested in contributing to the Centre’s Vision and enabling its growth, please complete and submit the contact form and a member of our group will be in touch.
The UBC Okanagan Makerspace philosophy is grounded in six main pillars:
Inclusivity, Ideas, Action, Collaboration, Competition and Entrepreneurship
“A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing”