Work with us - Students

Integrate your academic experience with community engagement.

Are you a UCalgary student looking to get more involved in health equity projects, research or education? Are you already involved in community engagement activities and are seeking to connect more effectively with university resources or community partners? We can help.

Our office is able to provide students with knowledge, resources and opportunities to take part in health equity community engagement initiatives across the CSM and within the communities we engage. Whether through global health electives, volunteer opportunities, pre-clerkships or research projects, students have the ability to apply their skills, build community connections and make a real difference at home and abroad. 

In fact, one of our primary goals is to facilitate education, research and engagement efforts that build health equity at home and abroad, and to enable experiences that educate students on the different cultures, beliefs, delivery systems and types of social determinants that affect health.

How we help students:

The support and opportunities we offer UCalgary students is intended to integrate student academic experiences with community needs to address social and health inequity concerns. Whether it is through volunteering, taking part in a global health research project or simply supporting on-campus initiatives, we strive to help you integrate your skills and academic knowledge with collaborative experiences in the community.

  • We can help you access opportunities to be involved in Indigenous, local and global health experiences.
  • We can help connect you to resources and knowledge to help enable your efforts.
  • We can connect you with community partners, organizations and stakeholders for further community engagement opportunities. 
  • We can help facilitate relationships with other university departments and groups regarding community engagement initiatives.
  • We can support your student-led project or initiative.

How students can get involved:

  • View our opportunities page - where you can find opportunities to participate in current or upcoming projects and initiatives, including volunteer opportunities, global electives and pre-clerkships, and more. 
  • View our Projects and Initiatives - and discover all the great work we’re doing with Indigenous, local and global communities to build health equity at home and abroad.
  • Access resources for students - including awards and funding sources, forms, guides and best practices for traveling abroad, and FAQs.