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Academic Placements

Enrich classroom learning through community engagement

Academic placements are unpaid community-based experiences that are part of an academic course, linking the theories learned in class to the diverse aspects of the community around you.

Kelsey Tharmakumar


"These opportunities have allowed me to put some of the theories that I learned in classrooms into practice. I encourage everyone to make use of such opportunities; they could make the difference to your life as it did to mine!"

Academic Placements provide you an opportunity to:

  • apply classroom learning to practical, hands-on experiences;
  • learn more about and contribute to the community around you;
  • develop new skills under the supervision of someone more experienced;
  • enrich the classroom experience by allowing you to be an active participant in your learning; and,
  • expand your network of contacts and build your resume.


In the 2016-2017 academic year, the following courses are working with the Office of Experiential Education to offer Academic Placements or other community-engaged learning experiences:

For more information, contact: