Resources for community

UVic provides many supports and resources for community-engaged learning (CEL). Below are some examples of these services. Explore the full list of the types of CEL opportunities that currently connect UVic with the community.

If you need support or have a question about CEL, please

Support for your initiatives

The CEL Office is available to support community at any stage of a collaboration. This includes the following supports:  

  • Brainstorm potential collaborations between your initiative and student learning.
  • Connect you with relevant resources and expertise at UVic.  
  • Provide guidance as you develop a CEL project with instructors and students.
  • Help you navigate UVic systems and processes.

Contact the with your inquiries and requests. 

Engagement with Indigenous communities

UVic's Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) provides support and resources for community members and organizations including:

  • Support for employers looking to work with Indigenous co-operative education or community internship students
  • Support for representatives of an Indigenous nation, community or organization interested in exploring partnership opportunities with UVic

Explore grant and funding options that support CEL projects

Many community-engaged learning focused grants and funding options available to staff and faculty at UVic require applicants to have partnerships with the community. If you are interested in exploring a project with faculty and staff at UVic, contact for more information and we can help connect you to appropriate faculty or unit contacts. 

Join the CEL community of practice

The Community-Engaged Learning Office has co-developed a community-of-practice that provides opportunities to network with other CEL participants and build capacity for excellent CEL delivery.

Contact the CEL Office to join in the learning, celebration, relationship building and sharing.

Learn more about CEL

Read these documents, watch these videos and contact the to explore more.

Support for employers

Co-operative Education and Career Services has developed resources to support employers interested in hiring students or new grads. From recruitment, job posting and interview supports to student management and supervision tips there are resources to support employers in all stages of hiring students or new grads. Some of the resources include:

  • Best practices for supervising a student or new grad
  • Equity and diversity resources
  • Tips for creating job postings that attract the right candidate
  • Information on how to raise your organization's profile on campus

Select and download free resources or work through the online module for employers.