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Faculty and staff

Are you an educator or administrator looking to incorporate experiential learning into your courses? Find resources, funding ideas and real-life examples of other educators doing this work.

At the beginning of the term, some students are terrified of performing, but it is remarkable to see how students evolve during this one week by gaining confidence and finding their voice. It leaves them with a certainty to pursue a career in law.

Lisa Silver, LLM'01, Faculty of Law, on Block Week course LAW 602: Advocacy

Benefits to educators

  • Improves learning outcomes
  • Provides a space where students can safely fail and learn
  • Develops relationships between university and community

Benefits to student learning

  • Heightens student engagement
  • Prepares students for complex, changing world of work
  • Develops transferable skills 

Read about how course instructors create EL activities


Faculty of Law associate professor Lisa Silver: trial simulations

Law professor uses personal career experience to inform student learning.


Faculty of Arts professors Stefania Forlini and Susan Bennett: community-engaged learning

Two English professors bring together their shared passion to improve community engagement among the arts and humanities at the University of Calgary.

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Experiential learning news across campus

Empowering change with UCalgary's Mental Wellbeing and Resilience certificate

Credential leverages experiential learning and community partnerships for student growth and innovation

UCalgary students embark on inspiring global journey with Global Indigenous Skills fund

Cultural immersion and exploration in Japan, Mexico and Nepal

Mathematicians to the rescue

UCalgary Math 2 Power Industry Workshop bridges the gap between math and industry

New nursing instructors experience a simulation just like their students

UCalgary Nursing celebrates the many scenarios of simulation during Health-care Simulation Week

Explore what an entrepreneurial path looks like for your research

Postdocs, research associates, and grad students: Apply to Evolve to Innovate program by Sept. 20

UCalgary and Ugandan students share valuable experience in community engagement and health promotion

Global Health Sciences Field School collaboration imparts experiential learning about global health<br />