I'm heading to Canada!
I have just accepted a new position as a professor of games and director of a new Game Design and Development degree program at a branch of Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario. This program will prepare students to design tabletop, video, and live-action games with a general focus on games that can change the world. This program will be the center of a community-based focus on games with partnerships with the city and has received a warm welcome from local press.
I've made two videos talking about it.
If you don't know me, I've made this Scott Nicholson 101 video to introduce myself to you:
If you do know me and want to learn more about where I'm going, watch this one:
I plan to continue my escape room research in Brantford. Toronto and the surrounding region is the hotbed for escape rooms in North America, so I will be working with the communities there as I continue my explorations. I have released a living white paper on the topic of escape rooms and am focused on how they can used by places of informal learning like museums and libraries.
So, if you always wanted to have the real-life version of Board Games with Scott, now is your chance!