Community Service Learning — Sarah’s experience

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In winter 2013, Sarah Brown, a first year joint honours student in psychology and linguistics, took a women’s studies course with Professor Corrie Scott. The course, Women, Gender, Feminism: An Introduction (FEM1100 C), offered a Community Service Learning (CSL) option. … Continue reading

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How do we increase community engagement?

The Centre for Global and Community Engagement is a member of the core research team that is developing a research project to address questions around ways to increase community engagement in the areas of volunteering and donating. Engagement = Mobilizing … Continue reading

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Learning…and doing what you love

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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. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2012-2013 CSL Outstanding Achievement Awards recipients

Each academic year, the uOttawa Community Service Learning (CSL) program highlights the exceptional contributions of one student, one professor and one community partner to the CSL program.  This year’s recipients were chosen by a selection committee on April 8. They … Continue reading

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What do students learn through CSL?

In the past ten years, community service learning (CSL) programs have mushroomed across Canada. During the 2102-2013 academic year so far, over 1600 University of Ottawa students volunteered with community partners as part of their classroom learning. The theory behind … Continue reading

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Getting off to a good start with Community Service Learning

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The first year of university means different things to each of us. For some, it’s a new start. For others, it offers a second chance, or a glimpse of the future. For Mélissa Langlois, a criminology student from Quebec City, … Continue reading

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Meet Robin Mackin, Faculty of Medicine

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Former Canadian Olympian Robin Mackin has demonstrated, through her academic achievements and volunteer service. Robin is currently finishing her second year of medical school at the University of Ottawa. Her stellar athletic career included a spot on the Canadian softball … Continue reading

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