Last week Sherbrooke’s five educational institutions of higher learning, Bishops’ University, Champlain Regional College, Université de Sherbrooke, Cégep de Sherbrooke, and Séminaire de Sherbrooke, launched their new collaborative project with the support of the Pôle régional en enseignement supérieur de l’Estrie titled ‘Learning with YOU.’ ‘Learning with YOU’ serves as an online portal uniting the services and initiatives of these establishments and making the community aware of what they have to offer. Students have much to contribute to local organizations, social groups, and to the community in terms of the expertise they are gaining through their education and now these five schools hope to expand their opportunities all for the greater good of the Eastern Townships. “There are many initiatives in community service learning, but the community isn’t aware of them,” said Sophie Vincent, coordinator of PRESE. These five institutions offer a variety of services in the form of student clinics, volunteer work, and projects that involve the use of student expertise and applying them to real life situations. ‘Learning with YOU’ is meant to make these services more accessible and to connect students, local organizations, groups, and the community at large. “We are creating a one stop shop so that they know the possibilities of all establishments and to make people better informed as to what they offer,” explained Vincent. See full story in the Monday, Feb. 10 edition of The Record.
By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record