Community experience includes volunteering and much more. Take part in research for social change or do an internship within a community and connect this experience to your studies.
courses with community-based learning
local community partners
How you can learn
Students compete to solve real-world cases or respond to challenges. Students may gain practical experience, presentation skills and networking opportunities. Competitions also encourage innovation, build community and promote collaboration and interdisciplinary work.
Often a required part of a course, service learning is field-based and students are in service to the community. There is balanced attention paid to the service and to the learning. They share and/or develop their expertise while learning from and with the community. They achieve some personal growth and become more informed and engaged members of the community.
Social action research
An approach that involves the participation of the community in order to solve a problem.
Can range from one-time volunteering to long-term positions, and from individual student commitments to whole-class projects. Students learn accountability to the community while applying and reflecting on their personal, professional and academic work.
Space to learn: SHIFT
Concordia's social innovation hub challenges our ideas of economic, social, environmental and political arrangements.