Member Learning

The Member Learning Space is a comprehensive year-long learning curriculum based on specific learning outcomes with the content and schedule established over the summer. The goal is for students to learn about development and grow together as critical thinkers, problem solvers, and socially conscious leaders. It consists of the following areas of study:

What is Development?

This module covers the history of international development, development theory and the factors that influence the development of a country.

Development in Canada

This module focuses on Canada’s role in international development and local issues pertaining to Canada’s development as a country. The module also highlights the initiatives that EWB UofT partakes in to address the root causes of development issues.

Development Abroad

This module explores Engineers Without Borders as an organization, highlighting its history, values and approach to development and leadership. It also presents alternative approaches to international development for comparison.

Social Change and Leadership

This module focuses on developing skills required to be a systems change leader. The module also highlights different avenues to pursue a career in international development.

Current Events

This module analyzes the current events occurring in the world. The module is purposely open-ended to allow for members to present topics that are not covered in rest the curriculum.

Past Member Learning Events

Date Session Topic
Sept. 13th & 15th, 2016 Opportunities for Engagement in our Chapter
Sept. 17th, 2016 EWB: History, Purpose, Values, Vision, and Approach
Key Skills Part 1: Storytelling
Key Skills Part 2: Systems Mapping
Sept. 20th, 2016 History of International Development: Colonialism and Lasting Results
The Development Roadmap: How Different Countries Got to where they are Today
Sept. 27th, 2016 Junior Fellowship: Reflection and Experiences from Return Junior Fellows
Oct. 4th, 2016 The Role of the Canadian Government in Development
Oct. 11th, 2016 Measuring Development & Impact
Oct. 18th, 2016 Opportunities and Motivation
Oct. 26th, 2016 Global Food Systems: Components of a Food System, Food Justice Principles, and How We Talk about Food
Nov. 8th, 2016 Culture and Identity
Nov. 15th, 2016 Exploring Other Approaches to Development: Building Water Systems in Tanzania
Nov. 21st, 2016 Economics & Development
Nov. 29th, 2016 Addressing the Refugee Crisis
Dec. 5th, 2016 Panel Discussion on International Development feat. EWB U of T, Bridges to Prosperity, and U of T Global Brigades
Jan. 17th, 2016 Post-National Conference Tea, Snacks, and Chats
Jan. 25th, 2016 Technology for Education feat. Kumvana Fellow (Rachel)
Jan. 31st, 2016 Empowering Kenyan Youth feat. Kumvana Fellow (Wiclif)