Event Details
SFU Presidents Faculty Lecture featuring Dr. Alissa Antle

Can An App Aid Education & Poverty? Interactive technologies, trauma & meditation

The President’s Faculty Lecture Series is a public program that showcases outstanding SFU faculty and their research, strengthening relationships between the university and the many communities we serve.

On Thursday January 30, 2014 the featured Faculty Lecturer will be Dr. Alissa Antle, Associate Professor, School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

Designing a Brain-Tablet App to Help Children Living in Poverty

How can we provide education for some of the world’s poorest children? Even with access to education many children are unable to focus on learning due to the multiple traumas they have suffered: poverty, parental mental illness and addictions, homelessness and civil war. Dr. Antle will talk about her recent trip to Nepal where she found a need for a brain-computer interface in the most unlikeliest of places – an NGO-funded school that works with vulnerable children. You’ll hear how new interactive technologies have enabled Dr. Antle to design a brain-tablet app that may help these children succeed at school by providing a modern take on the ancient practice of meditation.


Thu, 30 Jan 2014 7:00 PM

Segal Graduate School of Business, 
500 Granville St., Vancouver

Event is free. Please click HERE to register.