Urban Studies professor Shauna Brail

Faculty Spotlight: Forging stronger links

Urban Studies professor Shauna Brail, an innovative instructor of community-engaged learning courses, has been appointed a presidential advisor on urban engagement.

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Community Partners Spotlight: From pen to pulpit

Maggie Helwig driven by passion for social justice. Maggie Helwig (Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican Church) has been a community partner who has supervised students in community-engaged learning courses such as NEW342, HMB443 and POL494.

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Election 2015: Who says young people won’t vote?

Check out this article about Democracy Week and student involvment in the 2015 election.   


Event Highlights

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Alternative Reading Week (ARW2016)

Why not do something amazing and profound during your February Reading Week? Join fellow U of T students in making a difference in Toronto's diverse communities. Register before December 4th, 2015! 

4th December 2015
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Become a Friendly Visitor

As a Friendly Visitor, you will be paired up with a resident and you will have the opportunity to visit with them 1-2 times a week for an hour. You will provide a vital community link for the resident and can make new friends as you discuss the weather, current events or memories from years past. 

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Become a TDSB Tutors in a High School

Become a volunteer tutor in a TDSB High School. Use your knowledge and skills to benefit students in high school.  Find out more about the program here! 



Adopt-A-Student Day Nov. 4, 2015

Volunteer to join UofT's annual Adopt-A-Student initiative!  An opportunity for Spanish and Portuguese speaking high school students to take a U of T class.

In its 11th year at U of T the Working Women Community Centre, University of Toronto Portuguese Association (UTPA), Organisation of Latin American Students (OLAS), Office of Health Professions Students Affairs (OHPSA) and now the Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) welcomes Spanish and Portuguese speaking high school students for an experiential day on campus.  This dynamic day includes learning about the nuances of admission to the university, making the most of your student experience, attending a class, and interacting with a current UofT student. Are you a U of T student who wants to be part of this day? Get CCR recognition! There are three registration options: Morning (9 - 11:45 a.m.), Afternoon (12 - 3 p.m.), or all day (9 - 3 p.m.). 


Images in slideshow by Michelle Gibson Photography.

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