Past Faculty Events & Workshops

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CEL Faculty Community of Practice

Peer-led gatherings of instructors to explore a specific challenge, case study, article, or other resource related to community-engaged learning (CEL)

March 2023: Addressing Power/Privilege in CEL Through Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Approaches

February 2023: Equitable Community Partnerships When Working With and For Black Communities

October 2022: How to Teach a CEL Course Sustainably

January 2022: Pedagogies of Care and Respect in CEL

October 2021: The Faculty & Community Co-Educational model: A Tool for Reciprocity in CEL


Opportunities for faculty across the university to learn and discuss anti-oppressive approaches to community-engaged learning and research (CEL/R)

February 2023: Fostering Anti-oppressive Approaches to Community Engaged Research & Learning in the Academy with the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS)


  • Ahmed Allahwala, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough 


  • Negin Dahya, Assistant Professor, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, UTM
  • Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez, Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE 
  • Notisha Massaquoi, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Society, UTSC

Recording available via CRIS.

September 2022: Co-Designing with Community Partners


  • Ahmed Allahwala, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Human Geography 
  • Gabriel Eidelman, Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy 
  • Aditi Mehta, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies Program
  • Howard Moriah, Director of Operations, Boys and Girls Club, East Scarborough  
  • Trisha Scantlebury, Senior Manager, Research, Public Policy and Evaluation, United Way Greater Toronto
  • Franco Taverna, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Human Biology 

March 2022: CEL in Pandemic Contexts: What Have We Learned So Far?


  • Susannah Bunce, Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Sherry Fukuzawa, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga 
  • Aditi Mehta, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto 
  • Franco Taverna Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Human Biology Program, University of Toronto 
  • Sam Tecle, Assistant Professor, Community Engaged Learning, New College, University of Toronto. 

November 2021: Co-creating Knowledges: Equitable Practices across Community-Engaged Learning and Research with the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS)


  • Ahmed Allahwala, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Human Geography, UTSC
  • Elspeth Brown, Interim Associate Vice Principal Research & Professor, Department of Historical Studies, UTM 
  • Susan Hill, Associate Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts & Science and Director for the Centre of Indigenous Studies 
  • Carmen Logie, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work 

Recording available via CRIS.

Course Development Workshop

Aimed at instructors who are new to CEL, this workshop covers the fundamentals of CEL pedagogy and practice while providing practical strategies for designing and running a CEL course

April 2022: Course Development Workshop

Other Events & Workshops

Other opportunities to explore community-engaged learning (CEL) pedagogies and practices in partnership with other university research and teaching support offices

November 2022: Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Finding a Starting Point in partnership with the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI)

February 2022: Publishing Scholarship on Your Community-Engaged Learning Course in partnership with CTSI

November 2021: Critical Community-Engaged Learning Reading Group: Talking About Service-Learning: Product or Process? Reciprocity or Solidarity? by Joan Clifford