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 Abroad: The EWB Approach
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.
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.
Leadership and Personal Development
This module focuses on developing leadership skills and highlights different avenues to pursue a career in international development.
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 the rest of the curriculum.
This module focuses on analysing risks worth taking, understanding the causes of failure, and reacting and regrouping after failure.
Look out on our Events page for upcoming sessions. Past session topics have included:
|09/13/2016||Opportunities for Engagement in our Chapter|
|09/17/2016||EWB: History, Purpose, Values, Vision, and Approach
Key Skills Part 1: Storytelling
Key Skills Part 2: Systems Mapping
|09/20/2016||History of International Development: Colonialism and Lasting Results
The Development Roadmap: How Different Countries Got to where they are Today
|09/27/2016||Junior Fellowship: Reflection and Experiences from Return Junior Fellows|
|10/04/2016||The Role of the Canadian Government in Development|
|10/11/2016||Measuring Development & Impact|
|10/18/2016||Opportunities and Motivation|
|10/26/2016||Global Food Systems: Components of a Food System, Food Justice Principles, and How We Talk about Food|
|11/08/2016||Culture and Identity|
|11/15/2016||Exploring Other Approaches to Development: Building Water Systems in Tanzania|
|11/21/2016||Economics & Development|
|11/29/2016||Addressing the Refugee Crisis|
|12/05/2016||Panel Discussion on International Development feat. EWB U of T, Bridges to Prosperity, and U of T Global Brigades|
|01/17/2017||Post-National Conference Tea, Snacks, and Chats|
|01/25/2017||Technology for Education feat. Kumvana Fellow (Rachel)|
|01/31/2017||Empowering Kenyan Youth feat. Kumvana Fellow (Wiclif)|
|02/07/2017||Social Entrepreneurship: Where and How to Play|
|02/14/2017||Tales from the Junior Fellowship|
|02/21/2017||Free (optional session)|
|02/28/2017||Equity in Action|
|03/07/2017||Exploring Sustainable Development|
|03/21/2017||Canada, Climate Change and the World|
|03/28/2017||Local Impact, Global Reach: Food Systems in Toronto|
|03/31/2017||Fail Forward Night|
|04/06/2017||Complexity and Systems Thinking|