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GameTalk - Andrea Cartwright

Come and learn about Escape Rooms!


On Oct. 5, 2017, at 7PM, the public is invited to GameTalk at the BGNlab!   The speaker is Andrea Cartwright, the CEO of Breakout Escape, which is an escape room facility that will be opening up in Brantford soon!   Here's a chance to learn a little bit about the behind the scenes of what goes on with Escape Rooms

This talk has been organized by the WLU Libraries and Michelle Goodridge.  

The BGNlab is in Grand River Hall.  A map and directions can be found here:



Participate in a Research Study


Seeking Research Subjects

We are seeking participants 18 years and older who are willing to work with an activity we have created online, answer questions immediately afterwards, and then answer follow-up surveys through e-mail.  This call will be open until November 26th.

 The process should take about an hour, and each of 4 follow-up surveys will take no more than 15 minutes each over the next 12 months. You can opt out of the research at any time. You will need to use a computer, as these activities may not work well on a mobile device.

If you have questions, you can contact Dr. Scott Nicholson at or at 519.756.8228x5893.  This research has been approved by the Wilfrid Laurier University Research Ethics Board, study: REB #5400.


First – Read and complete the Informed Consent document then return here.

Second - Write down the time you are starting, then visit the link below on a computer to participate in a randomly selected activity (some activities won't work well on a mobile device). Note that it may take a little while to load.

When finished, write down the time you finished and then return here for the follow-up survey.

Thank you very much!  We will contact you in about a month with the first follow-up survey.

Seeking research sites

We are currently doing comparative research between games and information resources about Climate Change funded by the Government of Ontario.    We are seeking research sites between the GTA, KW, London, Niagara Falls, and all points between to visit in order to carry out our project.

Our goal is to have 18-30 year olds work through either a game or an information resource about climate change.  We'd are seeking places like libraries, museums, festivals, or other places where 18-30 year olds visit. 

What we need is a place for up to 10 people at the same time to sit and do a survey, work through a 20-minute activity on a tablet, and do another survey.  We'd like to be able to be in that space for at least 3 hours.   We are looking to do most of this research in October and November.

If you are at a location that could host us for a day to help us do research to see if we can change people's behavior around Climate Change issues, please contact Emily Flynn-Jones at 


Free Play Friday starting back up!

Now that the semester has started, it’s also time to get our Free Play Friday events up and going at the BGNlab.  This will be a weekly event, so you can plan on coming to the lab any Friday for a few games.

You are invited to come to the lab on Fridays from 3-6pm to play some games with us!   We have student volunteers who will be available to help you find games and other players for those games.

Please note – those 16 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.


For directions and more information, visit



Scott Nicholson



GameTalk on Sept. 14

Time to get this semester rolling!

Join us on Thursday, September 14th for our first Game Talk of the semester in partnership with Michelle Goodridge and the WLU Libraries.  Board Game Designer Sen-Foong Lim will be joining us to talk about his adventures in creating games and tips about making better board games!  

Sen-Foong Lim who is a professor at Fanshawe College and is a board game designer and half of the Bamboozle Brothers ( who designed Junk Art and Belfort, and they've also been heavily involved with intellectual property work, designing games for the D&D license, Orphan Black, and The Godfather.

You can also add the other Game Talk events to your calender - Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7.


If you would like to join us, you'll find directions to the BGNlab in the tabs at the top of this page! 



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