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Crisis Centre

Experiential learning

Practicum

A limited number of fourth-year students are granted an opportunity to participate in a learning experience with a community organization. The practicum is an experiential learning tool that provides students with opportunities to acquire workplace skills and knowledge, confront the relationship between theory and practice, and cultivate a sense of personal and professional development. The Practicum course consists of 100 hours of fieldwork, several in-class seminars and a set of academic assignments.

The pre-practicum process commences in the winter of third year. The Practicum office initiates this process by sending an email to third-year students in the beginning of their winter semester. As part of the pre-practicum process, students are expected to acquire a vulnerable sector screening. Students are matched with community organizations based on the goals, interests and learning outcomes identified in pre-placement interviews (verbal and written). In consultation with a designated fieldwork supervisor, students design, manage and receive feedback on a series of self-directed workplace goals and objectives.

View the online version of the faculty's Practicum Manual, which outlines the requirements and timelines. 

Contact the Practicum team at sshpracticum@uoit.ca.

Community Engagement Projects

Community Engagement Projects (CEPs) are experiential learning opportunities that partner individuals or small groups of students with local organizations in need of project-based support.

CEPs are student-driven and represent an opportunity for students to take the lead in identifying community needs and developing innovative and exciting projects, workshops, programs or events to contribute to a stronger community. CEPs allow students to develop and expand their involvement with local organizations, while building personal and professional skills including leadership, project planning, communication skills, and more!

CEP funding is open to all students in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. Students are encouraged to collaborate across programs and apply as individuals, groups or societies. Projects can run any time between Thursday, November 1, 2018 and Friday, March 15, 2019. To apply for CEP funding, students must complete the Community Engagement Project Application package and submit by email to sshpracticum@uoit.ca

The deadline for CEP applications is Wednesday, December 5, 2018.   

For more information, please see the Community Engagement Project Overview, Application and Budget, or contact sshpracticum@uoit.ca for details.
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