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Community-Based Learning supports Huron's mission of combining rigorous learning with the exploration of new territory by connecting the classroom to the community, and the community to the classroom. Our faculty and staff are highly motivated to help Leaders with Heart access countless opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills beyond those developed on campus.

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The Benefits

Community-Based Learning supports Huron's mission of "combining rigorous learning with the exploration of new territory" by connecting the classroom to the community, and the community to the classroom. Leaders with Heart have access to countless opportunities to learn, beyond the books, in diverse settings that extend, deepen and amplify what they've learned on campus. Community-based learning and volunteering are both valuable activities that help students connect with community partners, enhance personal skills, and support professional development. 

We believe Community-Based Learning is one of the most effective ways to ensure students are fully integrated in their communities; engage with diverse personalities; and encounter and develop their own unique perspectives.Through these learning initiatives, which can be highly personalized to the student's preferences and skill sets, our Leaders with Heart gain a better understanding of the challenges facing the community, enhance their ability to think critically and be self-aware, engage in problem-based learning, and explore a variety of career options available after graduation.

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Key Contacts

Deanne van Tol, PhD

Coordinator, Teaching & Research
519.438.7224 ext. 343
dvantol2huron.uwo.ca
ORD144

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday