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Engagement Opportunities for Experiential Learning Practitioners at the University of Toronto

Ensuring students have access to experiential learning opportunities across their educational journey is a priority for the University of Toronto. The Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education supports the development, implementation, funding and assessment of experiential learning at an institutional level by engaging and supporting faculty and staff practitioners, as well as divisions and shared service units.



Forum on Experiential Learning

Convened three times a year and co-chaired by the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education (OVPIUE) and the Vice-Provost, Students (OVPS), the Forum on Experiential Learning (FEL) supports academic and non-academic administrators and staff. Building on the expertise of divisions and units in experiential learning, the FEL shares internal and external developments in the experiential education landscape, informs local and institutional strategic priorities in this area and creates conversation and community among EL practitioners at the University.  

The FEL has an open call for new members. If you are interested in joining, please email:


Experiential Learning Dashboard

The OVPIUE is committed to ongoing enhancement and engagement to support experiential learning at U of T. To do this, the OVPIUE leads and supports various projects identified through consultation and engagement with students, faculty, staff, external partners and peer institutions. The Experiential Learning Dashboard provides a high-level overview of these projects, including identified outcomes, responsible partners and project status. Reach out if you would like to learn more about, or contribute to, any of these projects ( 


Professional Development for Faculty & Staff

As an instructor and staff member at U of T, you have access to professional development activities across the institution. Below, find a collated list of offerings related to EL. If you are aware of an event or PD activity and it isn’t listed, please reach out and let us know so that we can add it (

Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Course Development Workshops

Workshop 1: The Fundamentals of CEL

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (in person, UTM). Register.

Workshop 2: Designing a Successful CEL Course

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 1:10-2:30 p.m. (online). Register.

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (in person, UTM). Register.

Workshop 3: Respectful and Reciprocal Community Partner Stewardship

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 1:10-2:30 p.m. (online) Register.

Thursday, April 4, 2024, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (in person, UTM). Register

Spring 2024, date and time to be announced (in person, UTSC).

Experiential and Global Learning Panel Sessions (UTSC)

Tales of Transnationalism: Exploring Global Experiential Learning at Home and Beyond

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 12:00-2:00 p.m. (lunch and learn). Hybrid event at UTSC, HL-421 or online via zoom. For details and registration.

Community-Engaged Research Faculty Discussion Club Series

Session 2: Initiating & Nurturing – How Does a Community Engaged Research (CER) Initiative Begin?

Friday, November 17 2023, 10:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (lunch provided). For details and registration.

Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Faculty Community of Practice

Session 2: Disrupting the Grade 

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (online)

For details and registration.