Centre for Community Engaged Learning

About the Centre for Community Engaged Learning

The Centre’s programs provide you with community-based opportunities to learn, participate, and collaborate on projects in the community. You can engage with passionate students and community partners through a UBtheChange event or community action day, apply your research skills to social change in the Map the System competition, lead a project by writing a community grant, or by joining a Social Impact Lab project.

The Centre also provides resources and support to instructors, departments, and faculties to enhance teaching and learning processes and connect university resources to the community in ways that support lasting relationships.

Reasons to connect with the Centre

  • Connect with community organizations to lead or collaborate on projects.
  • Learn how to affect positive social change in your community.
  • Grow your network by connecting with like-minded students and community.
  • Channel your values into personal growth.
  • Explore something you are passionate about.

Programs offered

In person and virtual programming are being offered. Please check out the programs below.

  • CCEL workshops
    Learn how to get started in community-based projects and learning experiences.
  • Social Impact Lab
    Develop ideas and solutions through actionable projects that tackle social and environmental issues.
  • UBtheChange
    Work towards becoming a changemaker through on-campus engagements and short-term community projects.
  • Community grants
    Apply to fund your in-person or virtual projects.
  • UBC Map the System
    Join a global research-based competition.

Faculty and partner resources

Faculty resources

Working under the principles of Community-Based Experiential Learning (CBEL), we provide support to faculty and staff members who are seeking to enhance student learning and further their teaching practices by working with nonprofits and community organizations. 

See more information on faculty resources. 

Community partners

The Centre for Community Engaged provides its community partners with resources to help them build relationships with students and facilitate successful projects. 

Find more details on community partner resources.

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