Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

MacEwan University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.77 / 5.00 Emma Shipalesky
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:

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Social Work:
There are approximately 240 (160 full time, 80 part time) students in the Social Work program. To complete their diploma students must complete 980 hours of field placements. Field placements occur in a wide variety of government, non-profit and faith-based agencies. The 980 hours usually translates into 245 hours per term for 4 terms. Generally students complete two days of field placement every week they are in the program. They are involved in a wide variety of social work related activities which all have the goal of enhancing the lives of community members in Edmonton.

MacEwan Ambassadors:
The MacEwan Ambassadors Program is a leadership program that provides students the opportunity to serve the MacEwan University and Edmonton communities through volunteer service. In the 2013/2014 year, 177 MacEwan Ambassadors completed 640.5 hours of volunteering at six local agencies (Hope Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Club of Edmonton, Santas Anonymous, DreamCatcher Conference, and Ronald McDonald House).

Disability Studies:
The program works closely with community agencies, people with disabilities and their families, and government departments to ensure that graduates are prepared to work in the field. Graduates build inclusive and welcoming communities that value the strengths of every member. Over the duration of the program there are two field placements in the community that prepare students to work in a variety of settings, agencies, and organizations with children, youth, adults, and seniors. In 2013/2014, 18 students completed a total of 5,647.5 hours of placements and volunteering.

Correctional Services:
Field placements constitute the practical component of the program and provide the opportunity for the integration of theory and practice. The purpose of placements is to provide students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate professional practice at an intermediate level based on the knowledge, skills and values taught in program courses, within the context of specific field settings. Students are placed in a variety of justice-related organizations, including correctional centres, probation, parole and community non-profit organizations. In 2013/2014, 80 students completed approximately 16,640 hours (208 hours each).

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