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:
February 22 2015
Bethany Caldow and Allison Beaudoin, two Education students at the University of Alberta, engaged in a community service-learning placement with Skills Society and on February 4th, 2015, they hosted a workshop for Project Citizenship. The workshop focused on the theme of pride and celebrating accomplishments.
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.