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Virtual reality allows users to experience a Canadian residential school – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2018133 Views

The project is set to be used as a teaching tool, means of preserving survivor accounts

Sep 11, 2018

A Winnipeg based project using virtual reality technology takes users back in time to experience Canadian Indian Residential Schools, in hopes of creating a greater understanding of what survivors went through.

“To place people, immerse them in the space of residential school, as they hear the [survivor’s] story in order to provide them a deeper sense of what happened there,” said Andrew Woolford, co-director of the project called Embodying Empathy.

Survivors, along with family and friends, gathered at the University of Manitoba Monday evening to try out the technology before it undergoes further testing.

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