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
CEL Community of Practice (CoP) Gatherings
These 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.
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.
CEL in Pandemic Contexts: What Have We Learned So Far?
Tuesday, March 1, 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET (online)
This roundtable will bring together faculty from across the University of Toronto to focus on the experiences of instructors who have taught a CEL course during the pandemic. The roundtable is envisioned as a space for instructors to reflect on what they learned during this uniquely challenging period. We also invite panelists and attendees to consider how we can use what we have learned to move forward in a (post) pandemic context. Each panelist will speak for 5-10 minutes on this roundtable topic before opening up the discussion among panelists and attendees.
- Susannah Bunce, Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough
- Sherry Fukuzawa, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga
- Aditi Mehta, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto
- Franco Taverna Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Human Biology Program, University of Toronto
- Sam Tecle, Assistant Professor, Community Engaged Learning, New College, University of Toronto.
Community-Engaged Learning Workshops
CEL Course Development Workshop
Thursday, April 21, 2:30 – 4 p.m. ET (online)
Join us for an afternoon workshop that will cover the fundamentals of community-engaged learning pedagogy and practice and provide practical strategies for designing and running a community-engaged learning course. Bring a syllabus that you would like to re-design or the idea for a course you would like to create, and together we’ll work on designing a successful community-engaged learning course.
Critical Community-Engaged Learning Reading Group
The Critical Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Reading Group meets once each term to discuss recent scholarship in the field. All instructors are welcome to join this collegial, discussion-based group.
Wednesday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET (online)
Register for upcoming events and workshops on the CCP – Event Registration and Management System.