Organization-Partnered Experience

  • Overview
  • Pedagogical Rationale
  • Resources
  • Profiles


A project-based research, design, consultancy, creative or artistic work experience undertaken in partnership with aorganization or individual external to the University or the course. The primary purpose of the experience is typically praxis, knowledge exchange or dissemination, and/or the development of new knowledge, products, technologies or services.

Pedagogical Rationale: Why Organization-Partnered Experiences
  • Students consider an organization’s challenge / project through the lens of their area of study, thereby allowing them to understand the applicability of their degree to potential future career pathways.
  • Organization-partnered projects allow students insight into various types of organizations and industries.
  • These projects provide students with opportunities to enhance their professional skills as they engage with professionals in a structured manner.

Profiles / Examples of Organization-Partnered Experiences

Exploring New Ventures, ENT391H1 & ENT392Y1

Exploring New Ventures, courses ENT391H1 & ENT392Y1, allow students to explore the inner working of new ventures or other innovative organizations. The majority of the course consists of activities applying entrepreneurial concepts within a local organization or the student’s own venture, with oversight from the Centre for Entrepreneurship. In-class activities facilitate the application of entrepreneurial…

Engaging Our Communities, SDS490Y1

This seminar creates space for upper-year Sexual Diversity Studies students to both participate in and reflect upon the work of queer, feminist, LGBTQ2S+community organizations in the GTA that centrally engage questions of sexuality and gender.

Human Biology HMB490: Health in Community

An experiential learning course exploring the health-related challenges and social determinants of health in partnership with local community organizations. Lectures and tutorials will support learning of selected biological and social aspects of health and disease, neuroscience, genetics or population health, and the development of scientific knowledge translation skills relevant to the demographics of the community…