Experiential Education

Experience Makes a Difference

“In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing. Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking” Lewis & Williams (1994).

The Office of Experiential Education within the Faculty of Social Sciences offers a unique combination of education, career planning, and practical experience.

Contact the Office of Experiential Education to find out how, over the course of your academic career, we can help you combine your education with hands-on experience, linked to careers and the community, to ensure you get the most out of you university learning experience.


Internships allow you to explore careers, develop employability skills and make important contacts for now and after graduation

Career Placements

Unpaid job shadow experiences that provide exposure to various occupations/professions in a field as preparation for future careers

Academic Placements

Unpaid, community-based experiences linking the theories learned in class to the diverse aspects of the community around you

Funding & Awards

Funding options support diverse student experiences such as research, advocacy, local and global community engagement, and more

E.E. Courses

Learn through hands-on experience and activities. Explore our EE Courses


Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26482


Experiential Education
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 129

General Inquiries



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