The purpose of Waterloo ExL is to support the expansion of experiential learning (EL) at UWaterloo.
Waterloo ExL will provide the resources for instructors who want to integrate, or enhance their integration of experiential learning within their courses and assist their peers to build sustainable capacity for experiential learning across campus. The program is led by four Experiential Learning Leads and supplemented by an Experiential Learning Committee.
Past Waterloo ExL events:
- Experiential Learning Symposium 2020
- Experntial Learning Institute 2019
- Experiential Learning Symposium 2018
Learn more about Waterloo ExL and the Communities of Practice:
Lecturer, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Kelly is leading a Community of Practice on Learning for Good focusing on how to connect students and community in a where both benefit, with participation from community partners.
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Joel is leading a Community of Practice on Games and Simulations in the Classroom
Associate Professor and Director, Environment and Business Program
With an educational background in both marketing and environmental studies, her expertise intersects business and the environment, where she focuses on investigating the marketing of sustainability.
Jennifer is leading a Community of Practice with Wayne on developing opportunities for students to create and innovate through interdisciplinary projects and experiences.
Lecturer, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
He supports the start-up ecosystem of student programs and organizations on campus and in the Waterloo Region by actively encouraging networking processes, guest speaking, and identifying new opportunities with start-ups. In his 5 years at the university, he has taught and advised/mentored over 500 student-run start-ups and teams.
Wayne is leading a Community of Practice with Jennifer on developing opportunities for students to create and innovate through interdisciplinary projects and experiences.
Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Assistant Professor, School of Planning
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Colleen McMillan and Alice Schmidt
Associate Professors, School of Social Work
Colleen and Alice have extensive experience in university curriculum development and teaching , along with workplace practice. This collaborative approach has led them to create innovative courses that combine traditional lectures with interactive online resources, experiential learning and small group tutorials. They are actively involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) to assess, evaluate, and enhance their teaching methodologies which has positively influenced student retention, progression and success in the School of Social Work at Renison University College.