The Importance of Place
Memorial University has a special “responsibility to place" to address needs and opportunities within Newfoundland and Labrador. The practice of community-engaged learning (CEL) helps fulfill that special obligation by building capacity within community and by engaging students to become civic leaders. It also builds empathy and understanding between different groups, which makes for a stronger, more inclusive, more dynamic learning environment.
CEL opportunities enable students to create positive change and grow social capital while respecting and embodying the core values of Memorial University. Community engaged learners assess a situation, take action and then reflect together on how their actions improved their community.
There are many opportunities for curricular and co-curricular community engagement at Memorial University, including opportunities at the Bonne Bay Research Centre, archaeological community projects, community-based engineering projects, civic workshops and regular volunteer opportunities.
For all students in all academic programs
A great point of entry for CEL is finding your place. These programs are designed to help you identify volunteer opportunities and help you get started.
Once you are ready for the next step in your journey, it's time to challenge yourself. These programs will enrich your university experience allowing you to apply your interests and strengths to an areas of need within the community.
Are you ready to take a leadership role in planning and facilitating CEL programs? If so, then it's time for you to create change through action.