Nardin Bekhit: An Inspiring Young Leader and Volunteer

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The Centre for Global and Community Engagement (CGCE) features uOttawa students who want to make a difference in other people’s lives, who are dedicated and who are turning ideas into action. Nardin Bekhit is a second-year biomedical science student who … Continue reading

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Volunteering for the Community Life Service: An unforgettable experience!

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For the past few years, the Community Life Service’s French programming section has been partnering with the Centre for Global and Community Engagement. Every semester, five students enrolled in Community Service Learning (CSL) through a French as a Second Language … Continue reading

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Three uOttawa students awarded Students for Canada’s North scholarships to implement community engagement projects

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In late fall 2012, the Centre for Global and Community Engagement officially launched the Students for Canada’s North (SCN) project.  Funded by Murray and Marvelle Koffler and the Alex Trebek Innovation and Challenge Fund, SCN aims to unite University of … Continue reading

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Tackling immigration and refugee issues during a February 2013 Alternative Student Break with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants

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As part of the Alternative Student Break (ASB) program, eight uOttawa students spent their February 2013 Study Week building healthy and inclusive communities in collaboration with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI).  CCI, a key Centre for Global and Community … Continue reading

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Alumni in the Community

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Alumni in the Community — Meet Kanika Gupta, uOttawa Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and founder of TheSoJo. TheSojo is a self-guided online resource that targets young people who have ideas for social good, and need help transforming these ideas into … Continue reading

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Learning French as a Second Language at University

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Initiatives that make it possible for students to apply what they’ve learned in university in community-based non-profit organizations were the focus of a panel discussion during the prestigious 44th annual conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association, which took place … Continue reading

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A flying start to 2013!

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The year is off to a flying start at the centre.  In mid-January, we launched our first Make Your Miles Count! campaign to collect Aeroplan Miles for our students from university friends and alumni.   Thank you to all of our … Continue reading

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