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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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MATCH International’s Renewal Strategy – How two uOttawa students are lending a hand

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MATCH was formed in 1976 with the belief that women were instrumental to improving lives, moving out of poverty and challenging social, political and economic barriers. For over 30 years MATCH worked diligently to support and empower marginalized women in … Continue reading

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There is time for volunteering!

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The Centre features uOttawa students who give their time to make a difference in the lives of others, who are passionate and who are turning ideas into action. Priscilla Karnabi is a third-year student in the health sciences program, doing … Continue reading

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All that caring

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Jessica Silva is a fourth year health sciences student whose passions have driven her to reach out to the world and help people. She started volunteering at the age of 12, mainly with her church.  She recalls the gratifying feeling … Continue reading

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A young woman committed on many fronts

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The University of Ottawa’s Carrefour francophone is a unique place to promote French-language events on campus. It’s where civil law student Sofia Ifticène works.  The Carrefour was established two years ago to promote French on campus.  Francophone and francophile students … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Alex Trebek Innovation and Challenge Fund**

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We interviewed Anna Soper, the first student to receive an award from the Alex Trebek Innovation and Challenge Fund, established in October 2011.   We wanted to share her experience with others who may be considering applying for the centre’s community … Continue reading

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Make your miles count! — Aeroplan’s Charitable Pooling Program

On January 15, we launched our first campaign to collect Aeroplan Miles. Thanks to our donors, we have collected more than 275 900 Aeroplan Miles to date. Given this success, we’re going to hold a campaign again next year at … Continue reading

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Alumni in The Community…

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Qingsheng Zeng (PhD [Electrical Engineering] ’10), is a senior research engineer at the federal government’s Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC). He leads research projects for CRC and Industry Canada. He also serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for … Continue reading

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Community Service Learning Outstanding Achievement Awards

Do you know a professor who has worked tirelessly to promote CSL programs in the classroom? Or, do you know a student whose classroom or CSL participation has been extraordinary? Or, do you know of a community partner who has … Continue reading

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We can do it!

A few key milestones were achieved over the last few months.   Our biggest accomplishment is the transition to a new portal, the Community Engagement Navigator in September 2012 to post and match students to volunteer opportunities.  Our thanks to our … Continue reading

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Nicaragua – Alternative Summer Break

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In August 2012, 14 uOttawa students had the chance to participate in the Centre’s first summer Alternative Student Break (ASB) Program. As part of a project for Nicaraguan children and youth, the students travelled to the Central American country to … Continue reading

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Providing community engagement and service learning opportunities for uOttawa students

The Centre is pleased to have been able to offer an array of extracurricular volunteer (EV) opportunities to students during the Fall 2012 session. The Centre was also able to provide volunteering opportunities through its Community Service Learning (CSL) program … Continue reading

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International Service Learning mission in Taiwan

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For the first time, the University of Ottawa had the honour of being invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to send a delegation of six uOttawa students with six counterparts from Carleton University … Continue reading

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The Centre for Global and Community Engagement (CGCE) organizes post-mission debriefing session

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The Centre for Global and Community Engagement held its first-ever post-mission debriefing session on Saturday September 15, 2012. The objective of the session was to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for students who had participated in CGCE-administered international initiatives … Continue reading

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uOttawa students and alumni working together for the Centre for Global and Community Engagement

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The second meeting of the Centre for Global and Community Engagement’s International Advisory Board, led by chair Alex Trebek (BPhil ’61) and uOttawa president Allan Rock, was held on September 25, 2012. Other board members present were Melissa Sonberg (MHA ’84), senior vice-president, Global … Continue reading

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Community engagement as the university’s hallmark…How will we know if we have succeeded?

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Summer is coming to an end and planning for the 2012-2013 academic year is well underway. The biggest project in recent months is undoubtedly the change in our database. We hope that the new tool will make it easier to … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

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Here is a brief overview of the fall events: September 2nd, 2012:  President’s Brunch Come learn about the Center, the Co-Curricular Record, available scholarships and the various volunteer opportunities on and off campus. From 10 a. m. to 2 p. … Continue reading

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Community Service Learning (CSL)Outstanding Achievement Awards

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This year’s CSL Outstanding Achievement Awards were given out at the Centre’s annual event on April 25th.  The breakfast event brought together almost 100 individuals, most of whom were community partners, professors or students involved in the Community Service Learning … Continue reading

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Pathways to Education celebrates an exceptional volunteer

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“These students have taught me more than I could have ever taught them. Furthermore, they have taught me how to have a dream and to pursue it till the end. As human beings, we owe it to ourselves to make … Continue reading

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