What is Community Service-Learning (CSL)?
Community Service-Learning (CSL) encapsulates the University’s commitments to learning, discovery, and citizenship, and to connecting communities (Dare to Discover).
By completing a number of courses
with a CSL component, including our CSL-designated courses
, students can earn a Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning
The program also offers opportunities for students to serve as interns on local non-profit boards, and for U of A staff and graduate students to teach courses to adults facing barriers to education through the Humanities 101 program.
Here is Lesley Cormack, Dean of Arts, speaking about CSL:
November 03 2014
CSL Instructor Sheena Wilson isn’t the kind of professor who hides in a musty office, surrounded by books. For her, an academic serves the community — not the ivory tower.
May 26 2014
Catholic Social Services’ Disability Service and the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Alberta are collaborating through the U of A’s Community Service Learning Program to give pharmacy students an experiential understanding of how relationship building can significantly improve effective client care.
May 16 2014
The Non-Profit Board Internship Program, offered by Community Service-Learning and CAPS, pairs University of Alberta students with NGOs and charities in Edmonton. Sustainable Food Edmonton (SFE) has been an enthusiastic participant in the program. Stephanie Spafford and Janelle Lee are two students who have been paired with SFE and share their experiences.