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Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity:
Community, Developing Citizens
& Enhancing Learning

  • October – November 2008
  • 250 students, faculty and staff
  • 1st campus wide community service project for Memorial University
  • 2009 CCAE (Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education) Prix d’ Excellence Best Community
  • Outreach Project
  • 1st for a university in Canada
  • more info - photos

Project Goals
  • Build community
  • Strengthen partnerships
  • Enhance curriculum
  • Reaffirm the university mission

Building From the Ground Up....

  • Memorial involved in all aspects of the build: Logistics & planning, Meetings with key University stakeholders and Committee formation
  • Worked with Petro Canada and Cabot Habitat for Humanity
  • Sod turning and dedication ceremony
  • Waivers and medical releases
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Orientation and training
  • Volunteer needs (breaks,lunches, and transportation)

Administrative Partnerships
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • CDEL, Chaplains, Housing
  • Facilities Management
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Human Resources
  • Office of the V-P Administration and Finance
  • Office of V-P Research
  • Office of the President
  • Campus Enforcement and Patrol
  • Computing and Communications
  • Distance Education and Learning Technologies
  • Students In Free Enterprise
  • Sea~Hawks

Academic Partnerships
  • School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Nursing
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • School of Social Work
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Music
  • Faculty of Education
  • Marine Institute

Community Partnerships

  • Roman Catholic community
  • The Salvation Army
  • Pentecostal community
  • Anglican community
  • Mosaic University Chapel
  • Hindu Temple Association
  • United Church community
  • Muslim Association of NL
  • Sikh Gurdwara
  • College of the North Atlantic

Beneficiaries & Partners
  • Memorial University students, faculty and staff
  • Cabot Habitat for Humanity
  • Petro Canada employees
  • Community
  • Anthony family

Benefits of Build
  • Skill enhancement
  • Building community
  • Civic engagement
  • Building relationships
  • Expanded network

“(The build) is significant for Memorial University, specifically our collective engagement and commitment to the community.” (Senior Executive)

“Kudos to the team on the work you have done on this. I think it is probably one of Memorial’s greatest feats!” (Director)

Habitat: A Model for Experiential Learning
  • Build upon the success to expand community service-learning initiatives
  • curricular
  • co-curricular
  • service-learning initiatives
  • MUNdays ~ Community Service-Learning Day
  • Make Midterm Matter

Why does this matter to Memorial?
  • Memorial Mission
  • Service
  • People of NL
  • Roots of universities
  • Develop citizens
  • Civic responsibility
  • Equip the student with the tools, knowledge, commitment and drive to become engaged members of society
  • Share scholarly expertise with community
  • Expand relationships with community
  • Community-based research projects
  • Students see how their education fits with global world

Ongoing Academic Experiential Partnerships

Faculty of Arts
  • POSC 4600
  • SOCI 4100
  • ArtsWorks

Faculty of Education
  • ED 4700

Faculty of Science
  • BIOL 3300
  • Lets Talk Science
  • Science Matters
  • School of Human Kinetics

HKR 4575
  • Athletics Outreach Project
  • Sea~Hawks Go To Work
  • Faculty Adviser, Make Midterm Matter

School of Social Work
  • SCWK 1710

What We Do
Provide support and direction to faculty, students or staff who aim to develop or enhance curricular, co-curricular and/or service-learning initiatives

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