- The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.ï»¿
- Students lending a hand in the Centre for Community Partnerships.
- Working at foodshare through the Service Learning initiative.
- The U of T Urban Agriculture Society.
- Photo credits: Yayi Ding, Belinda Ngai, floratheexplora (Flickr)
Furthering education through service.
Each year, University of Toronto undergraduates apply their education to complex social issues such as under-resourced schools, homelessness, gender dynamics, physical accessibility and mental health. These experiences deepen students’ awareness of pressing issues and foster students involvement in community organizations around Toronto and the GTA, while simultaneously giving them the chance to earn academic credit.
Service learning is integrated into many courses across the University of Toronto. Courses are designed by faculty and staff in collaboration with community partners. Unlike work placements or volunteer positions, service learning courses place an equal focus on students’ educational needs and the needs of the community. These courses encourage students to reflect on community experiences as part of their education, and are one of the many ways U of T integrates theoretical and experiential learning.
Service learning courses are coordinated by the Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP). The CCP has a full-time staff dedicated to working with faculty and community organizations to create a wide-array of service learning opportunities for U of T students.
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