The first and foremost beneficiary of EL is the student. Students are eager to have real-world experience integrating their academic learning with practical experience.
Students at Toronto Metropolitan University have multiple opportunities across campus to partake in EL. Whether these opportunities are embedded into program requirements, optional accredited undertakings, entrepreneurial endeavours or pursued through one of the 10 Zones, opens in new window, EL plays a vital role in all aspects of the student experience. We’ve put a list together of EL opportunities happening inside and outside the classroom at Toronto Metropolitan.
As a leader in EL, Toronto Metropolitan continuously innovates and expands upon the types of EL opportunities available to students. Below are just a few examples of what we have to offer. To find out more about the EL opportunities available to you, please visit your faculty and program websites for more detailed information. You can sometimes find this information in the course descriptions or course syllabus. If you’re interested in immersing yourself in EL opportunities outside of your program or faculty, Toronto Metropolitan offers plenty of EL-based resources available to students across campus.
Applied Research Projects
Involves a major course component, a process of substantial discovery, synthesis or application of information to solve a particular problem innovatively and originally. It can be done individually or in a team setting.
Case studies are opportunities for students to apply their learning to real-world scenarios by working through complex, ambiguous real-world problems.
Co-op is a method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. If you are interested in pursuing a co-op opportunity please visit the Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre, opens in new window, TRSM Business Career Hub,, opens in new window or FEAS Co-operative Internships, opens in new window.
Field Placements and Experience
These experiences may be directed or mediated by an instructor and include a variety of time-sensitive tasks that require varying levels of student participation. It can consist of short-term trips, fieldwork and observational activities.
Industry and Community Research Projects
Students work on projects developed through collaboration with community partners or organizations to identify, analyze, and solve issues or opportunities.
Internships are work assignments that are part of academic programs and allow students to apply and expand their knowledge and skills in a work-related, professional environment.
Labs provide hands-on application of course concepts in a controlled environment, including observing, measuring, testing and experimenting.
LAS@R works with faculty, staff and external clients to design and deliver authentic experiences that mirror an academic or professional environment.
Involves an individual or team-produced dramatic, artistic or musical performance, exhibit or display prepared for an audience. It often constitutes an integral component of a course.
TMU International manages and supports global learning programming for students, coordinates international experiences, and forms partnerships to advance community engagement, innovation and global awareness.
Toronto Metropolitan’s 10 Zones provide students with the opportunity to cultivate, organize and manage a startup business, social enterprise, or innovative concept from development through to implementation.
Service-learning integrates community service that addresses community needs into an accredited course with an educational framework, including student reflection.
Toronto Metropolitan’s Teaching Development facilitates TA and GA EL opportunities within the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. It offers students resources for professional development in learning and teaching.
Tri-mentoring matches students with upper-year students in the same program or with similar interests and industry mentors to guide and encourage students to progress towards their goals.
TMU Leadership uses your campus and community experiences to educate and inform programs focused on your evolution as leaders. It also involves a self-directed leadership and volunteer program that connects students to volunteer opportunities on and off-campus.
Toronto Metropolitan University offers world-class training to students through EL and research opportunities. The OVPRI, opens in new window is committed to building student capacity imparting the skills necessary to become the next generation of highly qualified personnel.
Toronto Metropolitan faculties offer students specific additional resources. Below are some of the ways your faculty can assist you. Please visit your faculty or program website for a specific overview of what is available to you.
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