Community Service Learning
A requirement of our undergraduate program, Community Service Learning gives students an opportunity to learn about and engage with social service organizations in order to better understand their role in serving vulnerable populations and in improving community health and wellness.
Here are just a few of our students' community experiences.
Rani Odesh: Mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Waterloo Region
Rani was a mentor for a group of boys, helping them tackle challenging ideas, build confidence and appreciate the value of physical activity.
Meagan McGill: Volunteer Companion for the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo-Wellington
Between May and December of 2015, Meagan spent two hours of every week with her friend Reg, an 83 year old gentleman with Alzheimer’s disease.
Manu Kahlon: Outreach Volunteer for the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA)
At ACCKWA, Manu conducted outreach presentations with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Waterloo Region.
Ryan Pelletier: Volunteer on the Sanguen Health Centre's Community Health Van
Ryan's a regular volunteer on the Communtiy Health Van which travels to meet those in need in their community, offering health services and goods that meet basic needs.
Nancy Xiao: Volunteer with Grand River Hospital’s Hospital Elder Life Program
You'll often see Nancy at Grand River Hospital, meeting with older patients to engage them in conversation, games and exercises both mental and physical.
Khrystine Waked: Assistant Swim Coach for the Special Olympics Ontario
Being a swim coach for the Kitchener Crusaders Swim Team puts Khrystine in a one-on-one mentorship role with children with intellectual disabilities.
Community Outreach Stories
Refugee health: Danyah Musbah, Rx016, volunteered to help provide medical care to new Syrian refugees to Canada.
Pharmacist Awareness Month education: Each March, our students run PAM Outreach, an series of educational classroom workshops about topics like smoking, hand washing, and medication safety.
Read more about PAM Outreach.
Coldest Night of the Year: Each February, the School of Pharmacy opens its doors as a rest stop for the fundraising event for the homeless.
Read more about Coldest Night of the Year.