Genesis of the Project Idea
Professor Andrew Baron knew he had to visit Vancouver’s Science World the day before his job interview at UBC. Not to see an exhibit but rather to explore a partnership with Science World that would potentially allow him to build his “dream laboratory” and explore the possibilities for bringing his research idea to life. More
Professor Andrew Baron had to innovate. Quickly. His vision for his “ideal lab of a lifetime” — state-of-the art, interactive, with enough space for several researchers and subjects — was that it be located in the heart of Vancouver’s Science World. More
Professor Andrew Baron explores the development of social cognition in young children but believes that doing so in a fun, interactive environment is critical to the success of his research. His Living Lab, located at Science World in Vancouver, BC, provides a space where researchers can reach out to the 500,000 visitors Science World sees in a year to better understand cognitive development in children. More
For Professor Andrew Baron, his Living Lab at Vancouver’s Science World is a springboard for a much larger conversation he wants to have with the broader community about his research. “We’re creating electronic kiosks where people can learn about the research we’re doing as well as participate in certain research that doesn’t require a lot of scaffolding,” says Baron. More
The Department of Psychology thanks UBC Communications and Marketing for crafting the inspired narrative in this special feature. Their team has helped bring Dr. Baron’s vision and path of discovery to life.