Scholarship, Research, & Creative Activity

Service and Community-Based Learning @ CREATE

Description

Students had direct experience with issues they are studying in the curriculum and with ongoing efforts to analyze and solve problems in the community. Students had the opportunity to both apply what they are learning in real-world settings and reflect in a classroom setting on their service experiences. They modeled the idea that giving something back to the community is an important college outcome, and that working with community partners is good preparation for citizenship, work, and life.

Position Overview

Students have direct experience with issues they are studying in the curriculum and with ongoing efforts to analyze and solve problems in the community. A key element is the opportunity students have to both apply what they are learning in real-world settings and reflect in a classroom setting on their service experiences. They model the idea that giving something back to the community is an important college outcome, and that working with community partners is good preparation for citizenship, work, and life.

There is a Service and Community-Based Learner Award. The recipient of this award will be taken from the pool of registrants that indicate they are part of a research project at registration.

Position Requirements

  • At registration, registrant indicates if the project would be considered a Service or Community-Based Learning project.

  • Before the conference each individual student must submit a 300-word personal reflection essay about the new insights they gained from participating in their project. They need to include the three Graduate Attributes associated with this position

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in capacity to engage in respectful relationships, collaboration, and integrative learning.

Position Type

  • This is a participation position 

  • Number of positions: multiple

Sign Up Directions

For more information please contact Kendra Stiwich, Student Research Engagement Coordinator, Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office at Kendra.Stiwich@viu.ca