experiential learning News Archive
October 18, 2023 —
Check out the wide variety of upcoming workshops offered by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning scheduled this November!
October 3, 2023 —
On August 22 and 23, law students from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the 51st Northern Association of Community Councils (NACC) Annual General Assembly and Trade Show at Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park in Winnipeg. The NACC Annual General Assembly welcomed representatives from Northern Manitoba communities and others who support providing accessible services and resources to people living in Northern Manitoba.
October 3, 2023 —
Experiential learning (EL) is a high-impact pedagogy that prepares students to thrive in today’s complex world. All instructors at UM are encouraged to bring experiential learning into their courses. We chatted with Gera Villagran from UM’s Office of Experiential Learning about ways in which instructors can build experiential learning opportunities into their courses.
September 25, 2023 —
The UM launched the Experience Catalogue last September, to allow students to browse through experiential learning and student involvement activities that are taking place in courses (curricular) and outside of the classroom (co-curricular). Currently, there are over 700 experiences, showcased in the Catalogue, and when students participate in these activities, the experience will be captured on their Experience Record.
September 18, 2023 —
The University of Manitoba is a place for learning. Here you learn from books, lectures, classroom discussions and labs–all part of your educational journey, but not necessarily the whole story. Experiential Learning (EL) is all about you; about the skills you are looking to build, and ways to develop those skills and competencies. It allows you to gain experience and learn by doing. EL can happen inside a classroom, as a part of a course experience, or it can be something that you seek out outside of their coursework. Experiential Learning that happens outside your classes takes place in the workplace, on the land, and in community settings. Reflection is a big part of EL. When you reflect on your experience, you can better connect your learning to real world situations.
August 28, 2023 —
Obtaining clerkships after graduation has been rare for UM Law students recently, but the Federal Courts and Career Development staff at Robson Hall hope more Manitoba students will take note of the invaluable opportunity and apply.
Business Law Clinic Students Support APTN’s Application to CRTC for Increased Indigenous Language Programming
August 3, 2023 —
On July 26, law students from the Faculty of Law’s L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic submitted a six-page letter supporting the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network's (APTN) application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to increase Indigenous Language Programming by approximately 163% and consolidate their current four channels into two (one in English/French and the other for Indigenous language programming).
July 24, 2023 —
The benefits to students of experiential learning are known to be wide-ranging and life changing. At this year’s May 3 Teaching Café, “Journeys into Experiential Learning,” four UM panelists shared a variety of time-tested approaches that empower students, provide them with autonomy and real-world skills, and help them to recognize and reflect upon failure as a valuable learning tool.
July 21, 2023 —
The Rights Clinic at Robson Hall is delighted to announce the relaunch of its new website. The revamped online platform boasts an array of exciting features designed to provide valuable insights and knowledge to the public.
July 14, 2023 —
Pro Bono Students Canada is a national pro bono organization with Chapters at 22 law schools across the country, including the University of Manitoba. The PBSC’s mission is to provide free legal support to people and communities facing barriers to justice. Volunteers at the University of Manitoba chapter have gained valuable legal experience in clinical settings, on research projects, and as legal interns throughout the Academic Year. By exposing law students to the value of Pro Bono service, PBSC aims to encourage the next generation of lawyers to make pro bono service an everyday part of their practice.