The Program

Congress Event

Training the next generation in service and engaging the community


Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:30 - 12:00


McKinnon Building - 150

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Universities across the world are embedding community service and community engagement into the mission of their institution. This raises important questions relating to research, teaching and learning in university context, as well as the current challenges, opportunities and strategies for creating successful community partnerships. Join us as panelists discuss such topics as community engagement and service learning from a theoretical and best practices perspective; principles of respectful and effective engagement with Indigenous communities; as well as sharing their own experiences in education programming and the outcomes of two new service learning courses, community engagement with students through a Youth and Society research centre, and international service learning and engagement through a field school (“I Witness”) on depictions of the Holocaust.

Panelists include Catherine Etmanski (Leadership Studies, Royal Roads University), Anne Marshall (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria), Onowa McIvor (Indigenous Education, University of Victoria), Helga Thorson (Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria), and Michael Webb (Political Science and Social Sciences, University of Victoria).

Moderator: Catherine Mateer, AVP Academic Planning, University of Victoria.