Real life learning

Learning and innovating.
Academic learning meets real world experience in interdisciplinary studies.

Interdisciplinary programs are by their nature linked to real world problems and experiences. This means that practical application of interdisciplinary knowledge to complex human and social problems—in many forms of experiential learning

Experiential learning in the classroom. 

For example, in the Social Justice studies program real life, contemporary problems of equity include:

In what ways do our laws and policies favour certain kinds of immigrants and refugees over others?

In the Health and Society (H & S) program questions explore topics such as:

How can we shift public conversations from a focus on health care to a general focus on health and wellness?

In the Indigenous studies (IS) program we ask:

How can the outcomes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission be realized across U Vic’s campus? In Victoria? Across Canada?

Experiential learning through Community Engaged Service

400 level project based courses are specifically designed to offer students direct opportunities to work with organizations on an applied research or service project. These projects give direct, hands on experiential opportunities specifically targeted around your interests and community needs.