Last update: June 19, 2024

The UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning functions as a resource for stakeholders both inside and outside of the University. We provide strategic and operational support to:

  • UBC faculty and staff who seek opportunities to deepen student engagement with and in community, through a teaching methodology that bridges theory and practice;
  • Community organizations passionate about the education of the next generation, who are seeking to collaborate and develop partnerships with UBC;
  • Students and alumni who are interested in participating in experiential learning opportunities beyond the University.

All work and programs at the Centre are aimed towards fostering principles of Community Engaged Learning (CEL), allowing students to engage, beyond the university, and tackle complex real-world issues in a collaborative environment. Find out more here.

Opening hours

  • Mon9 am - 5 pm
  • Tue9 am - 5 pm
  • Wed9 am - 5 pm
  • Thurs9 am - 5 pm
  • Fri9 am - 5 pm

CIRS Building 2131 - 2260 West Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4 Canada

Working with us

Working under the principles of community engaged learning, we provide support to UBC faculty and staff members to integrate experiential learning opportunities, enhance student learning, and further teaching practices by working with community organizations.

CCEL Programs

  • Social Impact Lab Toolkit
    The Social Impact Lab (SIL) Toolkit is a modular, online tool for educators to integrate social-impact projects into coursework and other types of training. The SIL Toolkit consists of themes, learning outcomes, and lessons, which guide students through values exploration, working in diverse groups, systems analysis, and project planning.
  • Advancing Community Engaged Learning Fund
    Up to $30,000 of funding is available to faculty and instructors to design, deliver, and integrate community engaged learning practices and processes into courses and programs.

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