Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 00:00

Sun, June 28, 2020 12:00 AM - Sat, July 11, 2020, 12:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders Pre-University Program for high school students ages 15-18, and is offered at UBC Vancouver. This program offers the option to stay in a UBC student residence during the program or commute daily.

Creativity empowers innovation, transforms ideas and organizations, and differentiates leaders. International organizations such as the World Economic Forum, Deloitte and IBM now list creativity as one of today’s top job skills.

Explore and understand creativity through a number of disciplines, including engineering, business, psychology, neuroscience and design. Start with the theories behind creativity and the creative problem solving process, then practise developing your own problem solving and idea generation skills using exercises and practical tools like design thinking and the Google Sprint Process.

Who should take this course?
This course is ideal if you’re interested in developing problem solving and idea-generation skills that you can apply in any university program or professional career.

Your instructor
DAVID NEWMAN, PhD, is an instructor in the Research and Writing unit of the UBC Faculty of Arts, and teaches media history in the Department of History. In addition to teaching, David is a certified coach, entrepreneur and start-up founder, focusing on unleashing and developing creativity in leaders, teams and organizations. He speaks about and runs workshops for organizations on creativity in Asia and North America. David’s current research and publication project focuses on organizational creativity and leadership.

For more information, call 604-822-1444 or visit