Wednesday 6-9 pm. Instructor: Linzi Manicom  WI 2008


  • Students work for 6-8 hours per week throughout the academic year on the tasks and projects assigned by their placement supervisor. The work might include general program assistance, event organizing, preparation of documents, tutoring, service provision or participating in community activities.
  • The seminars meet weekly for the first half of the term and then less regularly, according to the program of workshops and speakers. The seminars are spaces for  peer-learning, experience-sharing  and problem-solving; talks on topics related to community engagement and social justice; discussion of scholarly articles on different aspects of community engaged learning;  workshops on skills and practices for community engagement;  and facilitated collective reflection activities.
  • Course content includes an overview of the social sector, forms of community engagement and social justice work, and takes up questions and themes that emerge from students’ experiences in their placements. Regular, guided reflective practice – in journals and class discussion – encourages the integration of academic and experiential knowledge and supports ethical, personal and career development. Beside reflective writing, academic assignments include a couple of blog posts, an end-of-year symposium presentation, and a team-organized design and delivery of a seminar session.

NEW495Y PLACEMENTS:  For a list of available placements  click here


To ensure that your application is not misdirected,  please follow these instructions exactly.

  1. Compile the following two items into one single file:

(a)  a covering letter, indicating your interest and background relevant to the specific position; and

(b)  your resume.

NAME the file like this: “Placement name – your name” (e.g.  Helpline – Yingxi Gao,  or Global Commons – Sally Bowles).

  1. Send as a separate attached file a copy of your Academic History from ACORN.  (This is not forwarded to the organization; it is to give the coordinator a sense of your academic background and how the courses you have taken might related to your placement).

NAME the file with just your initial and name (e.g. T. Hussein or Y.Gao).

  1. Send the two files as email attachments to the CEL Coordinator at The subject line of the email should be Course code, Placement name, your name,   (e.g. NEW495, Sketch, Petra Marcova).

If you apply to more than one positions, submit separate applications (different emails and attachments) for each of the different positions. You do not need to send your Academic History more than once.

If you have any questions, please contact: