Following an Ottawa Police Services board meeting in July, starting September 1st 2019, they will be charging volunteers a $10 fee. This fee will go up to $20 in January 2020.
For more information, please contact your local police services.
The #getinvolved campaign was created by the MJCGCE, with the goal of recognizing university students and professors who are involved on campus and in the community.
Tell us how you get involved; use the hashtag #getinvolved when you post pictures or videos of your community engagement journey on social media.
This holiday season, the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement wants to make sure you have something to look forward to! Whether it be volunteering at events or simply attending them, ‘tis the season to get involved!
The Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement (MJCGCE) moved and is now located at the Jock Turcot University Centre at UCU 312.
(...) Zoé Boirin eventually returned to the University of Ottawa, to undertake a PhD in law. The research for her thesis focuses on the right of Indigenous peoples to be consulted about mining projects that would affect them. She also puts her advocacy skills to good use during her community engagement placements to help Indigenous community organizations. She has also travelled to Siberia and India to do field work with different Indigenous groups.
Maria Gomez Regalado, a translation and music bachelor’s student from the University of Grenada, in Spain, wanted to get involved with the aged because of her grandmother in Spain, who was in need of company. When, as an exchange student at uOttawa during the 2018–2019 academic year, she registered for FLS2791, a course on learning French as a second language through community volunteering, she chose a placement as a French-language friendly visitor at the Garry J. Armstrong long-term care facility.
On February 6, a panel discussion titled “Dialogue on the Importance and Impact of Local and International Community Engagement” took place, to raise awareness of the added value of community engagement for students. Panel members included Rebecca Tiessen, a full professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Gwen Madiba Moubouyi, 2019 Aeroplan campaign ambassador, three students who have experienced community engagement here or abroad, as well as Stéphane Cardinal, former director of the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement, who served as facilitator. The event, organized by the Centre and the International Office, was also meant to encourage people to donate their Aeroplan Miles to help cover travel costs for students planning to volunteer abroad.
Roslin Sinclair is completing her final term of a bachelor’s in history at uOttawa. One of her courses has been CDN4100 (Perspective-taking in Policy Development and Conflict Resolution), a Canadian studies course taught by Professor Tracy Coates, in which she chose the Community Service Learning (CSL) placement option.
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