Jennifer's #ChangeTheNow Passport

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Jennifer Carter

I am a second career student and I am a full time mom. I lvoe to be outdoors as much as possible. You will usually find me in the woods, or near a beach. My dog's get most of my free time, and when I have down time for myself I enjoy cooking, cleaning
Georgian College
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I want to be a Changemaker because...

I want to make a difference in my community.  I want to be a participant for change for people who are not able to hold their own.  I want to use an innovative approach to improving our social sector. 

My Changemaker Pathway

Researcher iconI am a Researcher

I want to use data to tell stories and support change.

My UN Sustainable Development Goal
Sustainable Cities & Communities

As part of #ChangeTheNow, I’m working on solving UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

My Passport Stamps

#ChangeTheNow participants must complete modules centered around the Design Thinking process. Passport stamps are awarded as modules are completed.
My Mobius Module Completed
Team Canvass Module Completed
Changemaker in Residency Week Completed
Empathize Module Completed
Define Module Completed
Ideate Module Completed
Prototype & Test Module Completed
Pitch Module Incomplete
ME=WE Module Incomplete

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-29 11:20:19 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is ‘right’?

    Jennifer's Answer

    We used REAL life experiences and resourced materials to make prototypes. This gave us opportunities to give constructive criticism within the group, further preparing us for outside critism when presenting later.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-29 11:18:23 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might ideation help you develop your active listening skills to brainstorm and reflect on ideas effectively with your team?

    Jennifer's Answer

    This stage was the most active stage for all my group participants. Conversations were taking place, full inclusion, where everyone felt heard, and everyone contributed to an idea. We threw verious ideas around using the lab resources making our visions "come to life". The level of maturity and self control to hear everyone and feel heard was impressive.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-08 09:08:26 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might you explain the value of you having a systems-thinking mindset when attempting to define and understand a complex problem?

    Jennifer's Answer

    I think it comes down to us taking the shutters off visually, and diving deeper into what root causes are related to the problem and not just what you see on the surface of it. It gave me an opportunity to see potential problems or "flaws" that can make the issue worse or only bandaid the problems we're trying to address.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-07 06:35:19 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Jennifer's Answer

    I can apply empathy to my group because sometimes there is a language barrier, and instead of looking out for myself, I will help them to understand better before we begin assignments/projects.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-26 07:27:09 -0700 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    What session inspired you the most during Changemaker in Residency Week, and why?

    Jennifer's Answer

    The Changemaker inResidency Week will begin in Nov.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-26 06:15:46 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Jennifer's Answer

    I have used other methods of sharing softwear but this one was very fun and interactive. I like that we can stay organized while being able to share our thoughts and ideas with our group.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-22 08:53:26 -0700 complete_your_mobius_strip_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    After completing the Mobius Strip exercise, what do you feel are next steps towards contributing to the community you care about?

    Jennifer's Answer

    We need to keep that continuity in the care we can provide to our community. Our own strengths can flow into the community and create a chain which in turn can help us to work on our own attritubes.

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