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.
Check out the programmes on Student Life's website.