The TRU Campus Makerspace is a pilot project that is set to provide a host of free equipment and accessible spaces. Club Leaders were invited to attend a TRUSU Student Caucus Meeting in early December to discuss the TRU Campus Makerspace with Franklin Sayre, the Makerspace Librarian at TRU.
In this meeting, Club Leaders and Caucus Members were provided detailed information about the kinds of equipment and space that will be made available to them through this project. Club Leaders and Caucus members then provided their feedback on the types of projects they could see the space being useful for. The discussion covered everything from the kind of equipment it takes to start a podcast, to materials required for sewing, to who would be interested in learning to code, or who would use the 3D-printers.
Another major focus of the conversation was inclusion and accessibility of the space, which allowed members to engage with the Makerspace Librarian on topics such as how to Indigenize creative spaces and foster accessibility for those with diverse abilities. The meeting ended with an invitation for those interested in attending a tour of the space in January to join in and provide their feedback after having the opportunity to walk through!
If your club is interested in finding out more about the Makerspace and would like the opportunity for your club to get involved, reach out to email@example.com.