Looking to engage students meaningfully toward academic outcomes and competency development, while supported with funding, course, and program resources? EL at U of T Scarborough can do that for you.
Experiential Learning (EL) is a key priority and longstanding strength at U of T Scarborough, living throughout our curricular and co-curricular offerings. Created and led by experts across all units, experiential learning enhances student learning, providing a wealth of experiences that engage them more deeply in course content through a range of hands-on experiences and embedded self-reflection. At U of T Scarborough, we have resources available to support you as you build new EL opportunities for your students with a breadth of staff services and through the Experiential Learning Fund. Our success is built upon the energy and passion of our students, the dedication of expert faculty, staff and librarians, strong reciprocal relationships with our local and global partners, and our collective commitment to inclusive excellence. For more information on how we can support you, quick links, and other resources – UTSC Experiential Learning SharePoint
"Students are active participants and partners in the educational process."
U of T Scarborough Values
Inspiring Inclusive Excellence
Experiential learning is shown to support students’ self-awareness of their abilities, solidify lessons from the classroom and help them to make better informed academic, personal and professional choices. As an instructor or staff member, you so often lead this work by creating, contributing and organizing experiential learning opportunities for our students.
By partnering with U of T Scarborough, you will find our students are adaptable, creative, analytical, solutions-focussed, culturally competent, have strong research skills, and are eager to learn and contribute to their communities and society. Your organization will benefit from shaping the next generation of leaders by:
- working with top faculty and students on research projects that address the needs of your organization, our communities and society
- accessing tax breaks and financial incentives
- new funding and flexibility for Co-op Employers
- building your own talent pipeline of future employees and partners
- Post free of charge on Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx) - a job site for U of T Students interested in full-time, part-time, or volunteer opportunities
- fostering dialogue between the University and the larger community
2020 Work Integrated Learning Student of the Year
Selina worked with Black Creek Community Farm (BCCF) to investigate food insecurity and create an intervention. She added to the strategic goals of BCCF and Toronto Food by Ward Initiative and shared her findings with the Toronto Food Policy Council. This project led to additional research, enabling BCCF to collaborate with partners locally and internationally to build and foster a global community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You have many opportunities to connect with our students and to harness their knowledge, skills, and experience to support the mission and goals of your organization. Our team can help you:
- Identify the type of experiential learning that aligns with the goals of your organization.
- Navigate the experiential learning landscape at U of T Scarborough and connect you with the most appropriate offices and people to support your goals.
- Engage and support students to ensure you offer a strong learning environment that is inclusive, equitable, accessible, and engaging.