Established in 1954, the University of Sherbrooke is recognized for the quality of its programs and the importance of its research and development activities. It has 20,000 students drawn from every region of Quebec and Canada, as well as from 50 other countries.
Sherbrooke’s community service-learning project aims to transform its current community placements into more structured and sustained service learning through direct student involvement in local planning councils in the Eastern Townships. The project links community development work that has been funded through The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Chair in Local Development with community placements that have been part of Sherbrooke’s pedagogical approach for several years.