Eight projects have been awarded funding through the second round of the 2022-23 Carleton University Experiential Learning Fund (CUELF) to create new and enhance existing experiential learning opportunities for Carleton students.

The projects will provide Carleton students with real-world experiences and include using print-based artifacts to aid student learning, developing computational and simulation modules to provide students with application-oriented skills, and developing counselling and psychotherapy skills using interactive simulations.

Learn about the exciting projects:

  • Onita Basu (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) is launching a pilot project focused on safe and affordable access to water in northern Canadian communities that will pave the way for partnerships and co-training opportunities for students in an engineering projects course.
  • Martha Attridge Bufton (MacOdrum Library), Pamela Walker (Department of History), Larry Thompson (Book Arts Lab) and Alesya Moshchenskaya (Industrial Design student) are expanding a first-year seminar where students will create historical artifacts (e.g., leaflets, placards) in the Library’s Book Arts Lab to use in a role-playing game, Reacting to the Past, in which they will explore the USA civil rights movement in the early 20th century.
  • April Fong (School of Journalism and Communication) is expanding a fourth-year business reporting course with a field experience component to allow students to meet key players at The Logic, Canada’s business and tech newsroom, and tour the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Melissa Frankel (Department of Philosophy) is developing a course that asks students to draw on their understanding of philosophy, children’s literature, and children’s well-being to plan, practice, and then implement an interactive lesson to a child-focused community group.
  • Mako HirotaniKaren Jesney and Tamara Sorenson Duncan (School of Linguistics and Language Studies) are acquiring mobile EEG equipment that looks at the subtle effects of language processing to provide Linguistics students in the Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders stream with hands-on lab skills.
  • Martin HolcikUtkarsh DangErling Rud, and Paul Peters (Health Sciences) are developing placements and practicums to equip the first cohort of students in the new MSc in Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs (Health Sciences) with hands-on experience and skills.
  • Karen Sewell, Brenda Morris, Katherine OcchiutoSarah Todd (School of Social Work) and Ruxi Gheorghe (SIM Social Work Research Lab) are enhancing a fourth-year direct practice course to allow students in the Bachelor’s and Master’s Social Work to develop counselling and psychotherapy skills in a low-risk environment through interactive simulations with trained actors.
  • Yiqiang Zhao (School of Mathematics and Statistics) is developing a six-part series of modules to help Honours students in Mathematics and Statistics deepen their understanding of stochastic models.