Speaker: Michelle Metzger, Service Learning Program Coordinator, St. Jerome's University
Service learning is a unique values-based model of experiential learning that intentionally combines community service with education and critical reflection. This means that as volunteers – whether internationally or here at home – we strive to understand the complexity of the social injustices we encounter, and consider our own acts of service through an ethical framework.
Michelle Metzger works as the Service Learning Program Coordinator at St. Jerome’s University (SJU), and she is passionate about using this role to build meaningful collaborations with diverse community partners in a spirit of reciprocity and solidarity. Along with SJU’s community partners, Michelle walks alongside her students in exploring the question: what does it really mean to be a socially responsible and active citizen in the world today?
Michelle has a MA in International Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Knowledge Integration (with minors in International Development and Environment and Resource Studies) from the University of Waterloo.
To see some of Michelle’s reflections on her own service learning experiences, check out her alumni profile.
For more information about SJU’s Service Learning programs, visit: www.sju.ca/service-learning
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