We're here for you. Community Engaged Learning and COVID-19.

Our team is working from home and continuing our support of Community Engaged Learning (CEL) projects and placements. As winter courses come to a close online, we want to commend students who navigated changes to projects and experiences this term. We also want to express our sincere thanks to our community partners who supported students in completing and sharing their projects and ideas in virtual formats.

As we begin to reflect on this term and look ahead to partnering with you again, we wanted to capture and share some of our discoveries and recommendations from the transition to online CEL.

As always, please feel free to contact us at cel@uwo.ca at any point and let us know how we can help you.

Recommendations for Community Partners

Recommendations for Faculty

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Community Engaged Learning (CEL) allows students the opportunity to take their skills beyond the walls of the classroom and into the community. CEL experiences partner students with groups, individuals, and organizations in the London region and abroad to tackle important problems and issues. At the heart of this work is the promise of community-driven problem solving, collaboration, and mutually beneficial outcomes for students and community partners alike. Our programming ensures that students reflect, connect, and thrive.

organizations partnered with CEL in 2018/2019

students participated in some form of CEL in 2018

hours of student community engagement in 2018

33 courses
had embedded CEL experiences in 2018/2019

first-year students engaged local community through Orientation Serves

activities added and approved through the Western's Co-Curricular Record in 2018

Learning Outcomes From CEL Courses

CEL courses provide valuable, direct learning outcomes that students can use on their resumes, apply to the workforce, and use to become more well-rounded people. Some of these outcomes include:

(Creative) Problem-solving Creativity Collaboration
Knowledge translation Social responsibility Professional development
Reflection Critical thinking Professional scope
Communication Planning Adaptability
Value diversity  Understand privilege