Category Archives: Profiles

This sub-category contains profiles of people and local initiatives: their stories, challenges, and accomplishments

Volunteer Calgary Launches New Program: Community Service Learning
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On October 19, 2011, Volunteer Calgary, in partnership with the University of Calgary and Cenovus Energy, officially launched our Community Service Learning program at a breakfast reception at the University of Calgary. Over 70 stakeholders were present, including students, faculty, non-profit organizations, leaders in post-secondary education and our CSL corporate partner, Cenovus Energy.

Dr. Ryan Lee, Interim Vice Provost (students) from the University of Calgary, kicked off the morning by sharing a few of the key benefits that students gain by participating in this type of program, acknowledging that CSL students are more likely to graduate and are better equipped

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Dalhousie Pharmacy Investigates Graduate Service-Learning
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Background

Dalhousie UniversityService-learning, “an educational methodology which combines community service with explicit academic learning objectives, preparation for community work, and deliberate reflection” (Gelmon et al 2006), is not often used in graduate education in pharmacy.

Over the past decade, the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has provided a 4-month residency program in Drug Use Management and Policy for graduate students from a broad spectrum of faculties, including Community Health and Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Health Administration/Law, Library Science, Economics, Psychology, Health services Research, Interdisciplinary Studies and Pharmacy Administration.

Each resident is placed with a preceptor in a

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University of Calgary and Volunteer Calgary Web Content
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From January to April 2011, the Communications Studies 463 course taught by Tania Smith at the University of Calgary partnered with Volunteer Calgary and the university’s Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) to create website content on the topic of  service-learning.

This project, essentially, engaged a service-learning course to create communications about past local service-learning partnerships and experiences.

In the service-learning course, all 21 students participated in projects. Twelve students worked on web content for Volunteer Calgary, and nine students worked on web content for the Center for Community Engaged Learning. Students worked in teams of 4-5 students, each with

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