Community Engaged Learning Symposium PosterAre you curious about Community Engaged Learning? Heard about courses with community-based or non-governmental organization placements and wonder what they are about?

Welcome – students, community members, instructors, professors, and all interested in Community Engaged Learning! This exciting day features New College student panel and poster presentations. Students in NEW495, HMB473, HMB440, NEW232, and NEW498 will talk about what they have learned in their community engaged learning placements.

The day will begin with Dr. Leela Viswanathan‘s keynote entitled “Resisting Exclusion: Alternative Narratives of Community, Connection and Collective Action.” Dr. Viswanathan is Associate Professor at in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University. After the first group of student panel presentations, we’ll have lunch, and a time to connect and engage with students and their posters.

Please join this day of dialogue and learning! Register at

About Dr. Leela Viswanathan

After a 10-year career in social policy analysis and community planning in the not-for-profit sector and in provincial government. Dr. Viswanathan earned her PhD in Environmental Studies at York University (Toronto) and joined Queen’s University in 2009 where she is also cross-appointed to the School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Gender Studies. Her current research interests include approaches to planning with Indigenous peoples; planning pedagogy; and race, space, and cross-cultural relations. Her collaborative research with the Planning With Indigenous Peoples (PWIP) Research Group (visit is dedicated to conducting research about policy and planning with First Nations in Canada. The aim of the research is to enhance Indigenous-municipal relationships in the context of land use planning and to seek out relevant applications for the research to other jurisdictions. Dr. Viswanathan is Co-Editor with Dr. Scott L. Morgensen of the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry. Visit

Leela Viswanathan can be reached at

This event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Community Partnerships.

Date: April 10th, 2017
Start Time: 10:45am
End Time: 4:00pm
Cost: Free but registration is required. See link under Website.
Location: Wilson Hall, 40 Willcocks Street
Contact: Sheila Stewart