The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Alberta, Canada. The university was founded on the belief that the university should be for the public good.
Community Service Learning
Community Service Learning (CSL) is a strong practice at the University, providing transformative learning and community-based research experiences for students, faculty, and instructors and community-based organizations. CSL is both curricular and co-curricular for students and community members.
Community Service Learning is recognized in Canadian higher education, at the university, and by the Edmonton community as a program that brokers knowledge for social impact and positive social change. CSL deepens student student learning and generates social innovation to address complex social problems.
CSL courses are integrated into a broad range of courses in many departments and faculties across the university. Some of the faculties and departments undertaking CSL courses include Agricultural life and Environmental Sciences, Alberta School of Business, Arts, Education, Extension, Humanities Computing, Medicine and Dentistry, Native Studies, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Physical Education and Recreation, Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Public Health, Science and St. Josephs College.
Non-Profit Board Internship Program The Non-Profit Board Internship Program provides undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to learn a variety of practices and skills involved in serving on the boards of community-based non-profit organizations.
Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning The certificate allows students to demonstrate that they have significantly integrated CSL into their post-secondary education.