David is the Director of the Community Service-Learning Program at UAlberta (North Campus).
David gained his PhD on “Student Equity Policy and Practice” from the University of Queensland in August 2014.
David is a dual Australian-Canadian national who was instrumental in the development of the CSL program at the University of Saskatchewan, where he also completed his Master’s thesis on “Transforming Lives through International Community Service-Learning”. He was a founding steering committee member of the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL), and also worked as the Service-Learning Coordinator at Queensland University of Technology where he held the role of Community Engaged Learning Coordinator..
David's research interests and publications span institutional ethnography, student equity in higher education, critical modes of university-community engagement, international service-learning and student mobilities, and curriculum theory. He hopes to pursue research on CSL as a mode of student engagement, particularly in relation to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. CSL offers opportunities for enhanced critical thinking and intercultural capacities, but also invaluable experiences of work cultures and practices, crucial for all of our students’ employability.
Content varies from year to year. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. This course may require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.Winter Term 2021
Individual study opportunity on topics for which no specific course is currently offered. Prerequisites: Consent of Community Service - Learning Director, consent of instructor, and completion of a 3 credit course with a CSL component.Fall Term 2020