Making connections in the community

Jordan Coop // Special to Western News

On May 21, the Student Success Centre at Western University, Student Life Centre at Brescia University College and Student Services at Huron University College and their faculty partners invited almost 100 community partners to learn more about how Community Engaged Learning could be incorporated into their work. Among those in attendance were Pam Haley, Student Life & Learning coordinator with Brescia, top; Neil Brooks, Huron Student Services transitional director, left; and Johanna Weststar, below, DAN Management and Organizational Studies professor.


The event also featured ‘consultation tables’ where community partners could explain their organizational needs to Western experts, who would then connect the community organization with its best on-campus program fit.

The event was the first of the newly formed Community Engaged Practitioners group, which meets on a regular basis to discuss the ways to interact with the community in Western, Huron, Brescia and King’s engaged learning programs.