From planning a sustainable forest to researching fences for pigs: The Remote Community Based Learning Fund enables faculty to give students the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom in collaboration with partners in BC’s rural, northern and remote communities.
The Remote Community Based Learning Fund is a joint initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning. The Fund enables students to work with organizations in remote communities by covering workshop fees, travel and accommodation costs and more.
Through community based experiential learning, students gain discipline-specific knowledge and skills. And importantly, they also learn about community priorities outside of urban centres and work at solving complex challenges, while also testing their own assumptions and developing teamwork and communication skills.
If you’re a UBC faculty member interested in creating an eligible community-based experiential learning opportunity for your students, we encourage you to apply. Funding is intended to support collaboration between UBC students and organizations located in BC communities outside of the Lower Mainland.
If you are interested in becoming a community partner and want to initiate a project please review the tips and tools at the Centre for Community Engaged Learning’s Resources for Community Partners page.