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Our Current Outreach Programming

SPECIAL NOTE: Our summer programs have moved online as directed by the University. Please check each program link for additional information.

Through our new One Spadina Crescent building, the Daniels Faculty has the unique opportunity to serve our community as a true hub for art, design, and city-building. We expanded our public programming to include two new areas: the Daniels Summer Academy, which includes youth programming for a variety of age groups, and the Daniels Summer Institute, which includes lifelong learning opportunities such as our design education and soon professional development. To read more about each program, and for information on registration, click on the links below or on the sidebar.

Daniels Summer Academy
> NEW Daniels Minecraft Camp Online (ages 8-14) 
> NEW Daniels Digital Design Camp Online (ages 12-14)

Daniels Summer Institute
> Daniels Bootcamp: Exploring Careers in Design Online (High School and Undergraduate Students)
> Daniels Professional Development (Architects and Intern Architects)


Creating an Engaged Campus at 1 Spadina
The Daniels Faculty has always been committed to our community by collaborating in a wide variety of ways. To further efforts in this area, a dedicated role has been created to support these initiatives. How does Daniels engage with our community? We're inspired by Furco's*model of the engaged campus across the tripartite mission of higher education including teaching, research and service.

Engaged Campus Diagrama = Community-Based Learning
Teaching/learning that is directly connected to or occurs in the community or field.

• Field studies, Internships, Professional Practice, Project-based learning.

b = Community-Based Research
Research activities that are focused on community issues; the research activities may or may not be based in the community.

• Community-based research, Social research, Applied research.

c = Community Service and Outreach
The engagement of students, faculty and staff in community-based activities that are designed intentionally to provide a genuine service to the community.

• Community service, Volunteerism, Outreach programmes, Community and governmental relations.

d = Community-based Capstone Experiences
Teaching/learning experiences that include a strong research component and are directly connected to or occur in the community.

• Community-based capstone experiences, Community-based student research projects, Course-based community-based research projects.

e = Service-Learning
Course-based teaching and learning activities that engage students in the community both to
provide a service that meets a community need, and to enhance students’ learning of the course content.

• Academic service-learning, Co-curricular service-learning, Service-based internships.

f = Participatory Action Research
Community-focused or community-based research activities that are designed to directly serve an identified community need.

• Action research, Participatory action research.

g = Community Service-based Capstone Experiences
Teaching/learning experiences that include a strong research component, and which seek to provide service to the community to address an important, identified community need.

• Community service-based capstone projects.


Interested in Collaborating?
Contact Nene Brode, Manager External Relations & Outreach at 647-915-5265 or

*Furco, Andrew. "The engaged campus: Toward a comprehensive approach to public engagement." British Journal of Educational Studies 58.4 (2010): 375-390.