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.

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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Upcoming Events

Map the System Info & Networking Session

Jan 24, 2023 | 5:30-7:00pm PST

Join us for an information and networking session about the Map the System competition.

Dorm to Table: Activating Sustainable Food Practices with Microgreens

Feb 8, 2023 | 5:30-7:30pm PST

Are you interested in sustainable food systems, but having trouble growing your own greens? This event is a campus-wide microgreen growing workshop that will allow you to learn about sustainable food practices and grow your own microgreens!

Climate Action Mobilizer Boothing at the Nest

Feb 8, 2023 | 11:00am – 3:00pm PST

Drop by our booth at the Nest to learn more about how to get involved with CCEL and the Climate Action Mobilizers! You’ll have a chance to win prizes including CCEL hoodies, notepads, and more!

UBC Climate Walk

Feb 9, 2023 | 1:00-2:00pm PST

Join us for a free guided walk around UBC’s Point Grey Campus! This walk will help you view the campus through a climate lens by identifying the Causes, Impacts, Mitigations and Adaptations (CIMA) of climate change.