Staging data: Research stories brought to life through theatre

Apr 24, 2019
  • Capacity: 70
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location:
    Peter Wall Institute, East Sage
    6331 Crescent Road
    Vancouver, BC


This engaging event will showcase two UBC interdisciplinary projects that emerged out of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies where theatre is used to translate vivid and compelling research stories.

Treading Water.  Based on over a decade of research in delivering clean water in BC rural and Indigenous communities, this play tells the story of water operators and research partners.
(Research supported by NSERC and the Wall Solutions Initiative, and led by Madjid Mohseni, Chemical and Biological Engineering).

Alone in the Ring. Emerging from a project exploring disabilities in the health professions, this play brings to life poignant narratives of clinicians and students with a disability.
(Research supported by CIHR, and led by Tal Jarus, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy).


4:00     Reception

4:20     Overview of Research-based Theatre – George Belliveau (Theatre Education, LLED, UBC)

4:30     Introduction Water project – Madjid Mohseni (Chemical and Biological Engineering, Scientific Director of


            Treading Water – the play

5:00      Introduction Disabilities in health professions project – Tal Jarus (Occupational Science and

             Occupational Therapy)

             Alone in the Ring – the play

5:30      Q&A Discussion