Enrol now: AHL 2300/2700!
The Faculty of Arts is offering a brand new course in Fall 2018: Introduction to Community Engagement. This class will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to civic and community engagement. The course aims to lay the foundations for undertaking further experiential learning activities, by developing reflexive practice and critical thinking skills. The course will include a Community Service Learning component, where students can apply their learning to a civic project and contribute to community development!
This course will be part of the new option available to Faculty of Arts students called Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Social Innovation.
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Examples of placements for AHL courses
Needs assessment coordinator
Students will work directly with the community partner to execute a needs assessment to improve the partner’s service delivery. The placement will allow students to develop needs assessment tools, consult with community stakeholders, and analyze and synthesize data for the community partner.
Food bank drive coordinator
Students will coordinate a food drive for a local food bank. They will work with the community partner to determine specific items needed and create a campaign to raise awareness of food security issues student face. The food drive will take place before the December break, a very crucial time for food banks around the city.
Incubator support volunteer
Students will assist with the day-to-day operations of a new social incubator. They will meet with participants and help connect them to resources. They will also conduct promotional activities and may assist with event organization. Finally, they will conduct research to better prepare the incubator to serve its clients.
Arts program volunteer
Students will assist in running an arts program once a week to engage young children through the power of art. They will work directly with the children to help them gain valuable skills and express themselves in a creative way. The placement will allow students to better understand the need for accessible children’s programming and the impact creative outlets can have on kids.