Partnership Development and Sustainability in Community Engaged Learning Courses

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • May 25, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Community and Global Engagement

This 90-minute session will begin with a short presentation by Madeleine Zammar, a staff member from UBC’s Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), on partnership development and sustainability in community engaged learning courses, followed by a case study from Leeann Donnelly, Assistant Professor in Dentistry, and Shawn Bayes, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Fry Society, who have been working together for more than five years through CEL courses and research. There will be time for Q&A, and we will end with a group exercise generating challenges and best practices in building and sustaining partnerships for CEL courses.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Value the importance of partnerships between faculty and community organizations in community engaged learning courses
  2. Hear perspectives from a community organization and a faculty member about the process, benefits, and challenges of building and sustaining partnerships
  3. Reflect on their own partnerships and generate a list of challenges and best practices for building and sustaining partnerships for CEL courses


Madeleine Zammar, Officer, Centre for Community Engaged Learning
Leeann Donnelly, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Shawn Bayes, Executive Director, Elizabeth Fry Society


  • Centre for Community Engaged Learning
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  • United Way Toronto. 2011. Participating Effectively as a Collaborative Partner.


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.