Student Life works with faculty to create, coordinate and manage experiential learning projects.
Examples of current and/or recent projects include:
Mobilizing Knowledge on the East Coast Trail
Since 2016, Student Life has partnered with the Departments of Computer Sciences, Modern Languages, Geography, Faculty of Business, Faculty of HKR, the QEII Map Room, Graduate Studies, and the East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) in an interdisciplinary, community-based teaching and learning project. Senior students of many disciplines use skills and data acquired within their academic program towards the creation of an IOS mobile application for hiking the East Coast Trail. During the project, Geography and HKR students have collected and processed data in the field and in the lab to digitally map the trail. German and French students translate maps as well as information for their application and static directional signage as part of their curricula and as MUCEP placements. Computer Science students are working on creating an app for public use, supported by CSS and ITS. The entire project is conducted in collaboration with ECTA staff and contractors, along with faculty mentor students in the office and in the field. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to put their academics into practice. To learn more about this project, read the Gazette story "Shared Responsibility."
Pharmacy 2010: Service Learning
In this mandatory course for the PharmD program, students complete the requirements of the Student Volunteer Bureau Bronze Level. This consists of 20 hours helping people in a community group of their choice (such as the Canadian Red Cross, Let's Talk Science, Ronald McDonald House, and Cadets Canada), a professional development session and reflection session facilitated by Student Life staff. In addition, students write a reflective essay for submission to their instructor.
Interested in integrating a community-engaged experiential learning component into your course?
E-mail Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson to set up a meeting and discuss possibilities!