What is Service Learning?. StFX Service Learning is considered the pioneer for Service Learning in Canada. Service Learning is an innovative way to integrate experiential learning, academic study, and community service. Immersion Service Learning (ISL).
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Friday, February 20th to
Sunday, March 1st , 2015.
(Please note that travel occurs over convocation weekend).
Leader: Joanne Tompkins (Education)
Host: Belize Zoo/Tropical Education Center & Maya Center
Focus: A strong focus on the Mayan Culture
Local school, assist a local herbalist, partner with a community organization, Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center
Leader: Jonathan Rosborough (Economics)
Host: University of Cienfuegos
Focus: Sustainable development issues, food production, alternative medicines and environmental protection
Agriculture Sector: organic farms, collective farms, organiponicos
Lead Rachel Hurst (Womens and Gender Studies)
Host: Maureen St. Clair,
Focus: Introduces participants to rural Grenada and economic,
social and cultural life of
this tiny Caribbean island
Pre-primary, primary and
high schools, special education
Leader: Clare Fawcett (Anthropology)
Host: Jackie McVicar,
Breaking the Silence
Focus: Community development, peace building after years of civil war, Fair Trade coffee, human rights, and the Mayan culture
Small rural coffee farms, school project
Leader: Greg Carter (Music)
Host: L’Arche Ottawa
Focus: Living and working with adults who have developmental disabilities and those who wish to share life with them
Living and assisting in L’Arche homes in Ottawa
prepare for the experience,
observe and reflect throughout the experience, and
reflect and debrief following the experience.Service Learning Staff, Hosts, Faculty Leaders
This course engages the student in a major research project on a topic related to their immersion experience.
Bursaries are available!
You must complete and submit a Bursary Application; bursaries up to $1,250 are awarded based on financial need.
Bursary Workshop: Wed, Oct 8, 5:15pm Coady 242
Deadline: 4pm, Friday, October 17th.
BELIZE - $TBA
CUBA - $TBA
GRENADA - $TBA
GUATEMALA - $TBA
L’ARCHE OTTAWA - $TBA
Participants often fundraise all or most of the fees, fundraising may be done individually, in groups, or both.
Tuesday, Oct 7th
Everyone is Welcome!
ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM along with supporting documentation on or before the application deadline: 4pm, Thursday,Oct. 23rd, 2014.