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EL Insider, February 2020

February 12, 2020

This is our monthly EL newsletter. Sign up online to receive it by email. Scroll to see opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Marcus Bankuti, Student

Student Spotlight: Markus Bankuti

Marcus is an undergraduate student in the Department of Journalism. He is one of ten Experiential Learning Grant recipients in 2019. The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) used the grant to hire him to work on a new communications project, for which he has developed a series of profiles to highlight Concordia’s role in advancing community interests with a focus on relationship building. Read more about his work and apply for an EL grant in 2020.


What would you do with $2000?

The Experiential Learning Office is accepting applications for the second year of EL Grants. Do you have an innovative idea that offers Concordia students an EL opportunity OR are you a student with an idea for a hands-on project that's related to your program of study? Do you need funding to support it? Apply for up to $2000

Deadline is March 31, 2020.


Nominate fellow students, faculty & staff

The Engaged Scholar Awards recognize the efforts and celebrate the achievements of students, faculty members and community partners who contribute to community-engaged teaching, learning or research. Deadline is March 23 at 5PM. Nominate someone.

Opportunities for Students

Community Compass

Volunteer over spring break

During reading week help community organizations in Montreal, while furthering your leadership development and self-awareness in social and interactive settings. Activities will include building ramps for single step access to stores, sorting food donations, light carpentry, cooking and preparing meals. Registration closes February 17th, 2020. Register for an experience.


Power-up your skills

Develop the skills you need to successfully transition from university into the workplace. Complete 4 activities in one of our core skill modules and get a certificate for that module. Explore the workshops.


SAF wants to give you $800-$1500

The Sustainability Research Awards Program is a scholarship program that aims to recognize Concordia students who are working towards sustainable change on campus through their coursework or research. Deadline is March 22. Learn more.

Opportunities for Faculty & Staff


Bring a real-world activity into the classroom

Would you like to design a new project-based student experience for an upcoming course that involves an external partner? Last summer Concordia partnered with Riipen, an organization that offers an online platform to help faculty bring project-based experiential learning activities into the classroom. Concordia faculty can now connect to 3,500+ companies and non-profits. Register for the next workshop or book a call with Jennifer from Riipen.


Apply for a CEWIL Canada Research Grant

Interested in research on co-operative education or work-integrated learning, or know someone who is? Apply for up $5000 to fund your project.


CTL's Winterfest 2019 workshops

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and hear from faculty who have lived the experience of imagining change and making it a reality within their own course teaching and in some cases as part of the advancement of their own departments and faculties. Championing change and taking risks to help students reach their full potential in such a vast and highly structured university environment is no small feat in the year 2020. Register online.


Call for papers: CNIE Conference, Montreal

Innovating Every Day. Most innovation occurs within the context of everyday practice: small improvements to instructional design, teaching, technology, and related processes that strengthen the learning experience for students, instructors, and administrators alike. Even those of us who have not disrupted education have probably contributed to incremental innovations. Apply today.

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