Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) is used to describe pedagogical approaches that aim to achieve academic and civic outcomes for students, while making a meaningful contribution to both local and global communities through reciprocal partnerships. Students who participate in CEL partner with groups, individuals, and organizations across Southwestern Ontario and beyond to engage in community-driven problem solving and collaboration to identify needs and find responsive solutions. It is a form of experiential learning that provides students the opportunity to apply their course-based knowledge within real-world settings and to engage in regular self-reflection to learn from and develop a deeper understanding of their experiences. 

Students who participate in Community-Engaged Learning complete their experience in conjunction with an academic course as part of their grade.


Browse the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry: Community Engaged Learning Collections:

Biochemistry 4455F/G: Translation in Cancer Biology

Master's in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences Graduate Program

Medical Sciences 4300A: Addressing Healthcare Misconceptions Using Scientific Inquiry