Welcome to the Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)

CCEL connects communities with UBC faculty and students to work on issues that impact society today.

Upcoming Events

For Our Kids Climate Walk (Brentwood Park)

June 17, 2022 | 6:30pm-7:30pm PT

What does climate change mean in your neighbourhood? Kids and parents, join us on a climate walk to learn about how to create a more climate-friendly neighbourhood!

Cool ‘Hood Champs (Trout Lake Community Centre)

June 1 / June 8 / June 22, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm PT

Concerned about the climate crisis? Wondering how to be part of the solution? Come learn what you can do about climate change in your community at Cool ‘Hood Champs, a series of interactive climate action training workshops hosted by the CCEL Climate Action Mobilizers and UBC CALP!

International Student Grant Focus Groups

May 24-26, 2022 | Various Times In-Person or on Zoom

Are you a UBC international student? Join a focus group to support the development of CCEL’s granting program, enabling international students to deepen their connection to community through student-led community projects that help to drive social impact. 

About CCEL

Community engaged learning (CEL) is a form of experiential education for you to apply, engage, and further your education in the community.

At CCEL, we catalyze, design, and implement opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills to help address the most critical social and environmental issues by collaborating with diverse university and community partners and stakeholders.

The Centre’s programming and initiatives align and advance a learning journey for students that is progressive; moving a student from the early stage of awareness and understanding, through to co-creation, innovation, and real-time action on social and environmental challenges affecting communities both locally and globally.

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