Education LLC

 

Education LLC


About


New to this year, the Education LLC is a residentially based community for first-year students interested in exploring the relationship between health and education and how they impact student success. Students in this LLC will have many active learning opportunities to reflect on and nourish their personal wellness alongside their peers. Participation in this LLC will centre upon community building, professional skill development, and enhanced faculty-student interaction. Students interested in education and wellness should apply now!
 

Course Requirement


Students in the Education LLC must be enrolled in EDS101 ‘Health and Education’. This course can be an elective course for any student and is helpful for students pursuing any program to fulfill the Humanities distribution requirement. This course is also highly encouraged for students interested in pursuing a program in Education Studies

 

LLC Program Highlights


Through the unique programming offered, in the past, members of this community have participated in the following:

  • Exclusive LLC Orientation & End-of-Year Dinner/Social

  • Field trips with faculty to the community garden and concerts for music therapy

  • High ropes/low ropes field trip

  • Meditative art sessions

  • Farm-to-table cooking night

  • Group wellness competitions

  • SafeTalk Suicide Prevention Couse Certification
     

Residence Placement


Students in the Education LLC will be placed in MaGrath Valley and all eligible candidates will be guaranteed Residence so long as they meet application and eligibility requirements.

 

Hear from our students!


 

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My name is Carae Henry and I am a Residence Don, formerly a Community Assistant. In years prior, I was also a Don for the Bio LLC! 


During my undergrad, I majored in Criminology, Law & Society along with Sociology. Throughout my third year, I took many EDS courses which added a new lens to my experience in navigating higher education. Of all the courses I took, EDS250 on Indigenous Education was by far my favourite; it allowed me to put a lot of sociological and feminist theory that I had learned elsewhere into practice. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with the EDS program closely and support the learning of my peers in new and exciting ways! 


Whether you’re interested in a career in education, or simply looking to meet distribution requirements, EDS offers a unique opportunity to reignite a passion for learning. With courses that integrate aspects of psychology, sociology and learning theory, this interdisciplinary field offers something for every student at UTM. When you take a closer look at the many facets of the learning experience, there is an opportunity to learn more about yourself. As this wonderful program is led by an extremely supportive faculty, I encourage every student to try an EDS course at least once! 


As a former LLC Don and student surrounded by Living Learning Communities, I believe that these spaces are a rich opportunity for students to grow as lifelong learners. Surrounded by those with a similar passion to elevate their undergraduate years, the LLCs are often one of the first places that students can freely network with their direct academic community. As the year progresses and students meet various academic and personal challenges, the tight-knit LLC community is often such a great support for students to fall back on as they build resilience.