Tuesday 6-9 pm.  WI 2008  Instructor:TBA


  • Students in this course will  be working with community partners for 6-8 hours per week, participating in the research projects being undertaken by their hosts.  The forms of research will vary according to the organizations’ needs; they may include surveys, interviews, focus groups, archival research, internet or records research, program evaluation or arts-based research.
  • Seminars will meet weekly for the first half  of the Fall term, and then less frequently, depending on programming. The seminar are spaces in which students learn about the  practice of community-based research, ethical issues in community-engaged research, methodologies and methods, while at the same time, will gain an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the value of research in effecting social change, social policy and service delivery work. Each student’s research process will be supported by the course instructor, invited speakers, workshops, and peer-learning.
  • Assignments will include reflective writing, research journal, a blog post, a report to be given to the organization, and a presentation on the research in an end-of-year symposium at New College.

 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  nc.engagedlearning@utoronto.ca. 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:   nc.engagedlearning@utoronto.ca