Many of our students will be graduating from the University of Ottawa very soon and facing a world of infinite possibilities. Thank you to all the community partners, supervisors and professors who have helped them have a wonderful volunteer experience. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give students feedback via the online evaluation. This feedback has made them aware of their strengths and of areas needing improvement—essential knowledge for getting a job, finding their next volunteer experience or narrowing down their career choices.
At the centre, we’re starting to plan for the Spring–Summer session and figuring out what to improve in our programs and procedures.
In this issue, we tell you about our success stories, such as medicine student Robin Mayling, who still coaches a women’s softball team, or first year social sciences student Mélissa François, who decided to try the Community Service Learning (CSL) program as part of her introductory course in Canadian politics. We also bring you profiles of the CSL Outstanding Achievement Awards winners. Finally, for everyone who would like to launch a project this summer but doesn’t know where to start, uOttawa alumna Kanika Gupta tells us about her career path and her website, which offers resources and tools to bring out our inner entrepreneur. Giving back while doing what you love—what could be better?
If you’re a community partner, faculty or service and you need volunteers for the summer or subsequent sessions, feel free to contact us. The centre is open all summer. Some students are looking for work, but many are looking for volunteer opportunities.
Have a great summer!