We foster a CEL Community of Practice through regular workshops, roundtables, informal peer-led gatherings and co-presented events throughout the academic year.
Our faculty events cover a variety of topics and bring together instructors who teach, or are interested in teaching, community-engaged learning courses.
In addition to the events listed below under How the program works, one-off events may arise throughout the year. To stay up to date on upcoming events, please register for our faculty newsletter.
All U of T faculty
How The Program Works
The CEL Community of Practice (CoP) Gathering
This series of peer-led community of practice gatherings offers CEL instructors a recurring conversation space to meet each other, share best practices, troubleshoot, discuss relevant literature and collaborate on CEL/CER teaching-related issues. Each gathering will be co-hosted and facilitated by a different faculty member, who will present a challenge, case study, experience, article or other resource to spark discussion. These gatherings also offer an opportunity for instructors to ask CCP staff questions.
Thursday, October 28, 12 – 1 p.m. ET (online)
Duberlis Ramos (Hispanic Development Council) and Fok-Han Leung (Temerty Faculty of Medicine)
This series of online peer-led gatherings offers CEL instructors a recurring conversation space to meet each other, share best practices, troubleshoot, discuss relevant literature, and collaborate on CEL/CER teaching-related issues. Each gathering is facilitated by a faculty member, who shares a challenge, a case study, an experience, an article or another resource to catalyze discussion.
At the fall gathering Fok-Han Leung (Temerty Faculty of Medicine), and Duberlis Ramos (Hispanic Development Council) will discuss the model of community & faculty co-educators used in the Health in Community course. In this model, rooted in Tania D. Mitchell’s work on Critical Service-Learning, reciprocity emerges from faculty and community partners’ co-facilitation of student learning.
Participants will be invited to consider how principles of the model may be adapted for their purposes, and to investigate the ways that reciprocity happens in their own CEL courses.
CEL Faculty Roundtables
CEL Faculty Roundtables offer an opportunity for experienced CEL practitioners to discuss selected themes or issues in depth with experts from across the University. Our roundtables take place online. Each speaker has 10 minutes to share their experiences and questions on the topic at hand. Time is also reserved for attendees to interact and further share their experiences.
Thursday, November 4, 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET (online)
The Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) and the Centre for Research and Innovation Support (CRIS) invite you to attend a roundtable focused on community-engaged teaching and research. This roundtable will bring together faculty from across the University of Toronto to discuss “Co-creating Knowledges: Equitable Practices across Community-Engaged Learning and Research.”
This discussion-oriented roundtable will focus on how faculty researchers and instructors engage with communities and students in ways that challenge the model of the university as the producer of what constitutes valuable knowledge. Each panelist will speak for 5-10 minutes on this roundtable topic before opening up the discussion among panelists and attendees.
- Ahmed Allahwala, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Human Geography, UTSC
- Elspeth Brown, Interim Associate Vice Principal Research & Professor, Department of Historical Studies, UTM
- Susan Hill, Associate Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts & Science and Director for the Centre of Indigenous Studies
- Carmen Logie, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Faculty Institute on Community-Engaged Learning
The Faculty Institute on Community-Engaged Learning is an annual meeting where faculty from across the University come together to share best practices in community-engaged learning (CEL). Experienced CEL instructors and those new to CEL hear from invited guests, participate in workshops and panel discussions, and build a CEL community of practice at the University.