Community Research Partnerships in the Ethics, Society & Law Program

Offered by : Ethics, Society & Law

In this fourth-year independent research course, you will collaborate on a research project with an ethics-oriented organization in the broader Toronto community in order to meet the organizations knowledge needs. This experience will provide you with the opportunity to: build connections between real-world partners, their activities, goals, and values, and academic faculty and practices; experience and understand the connection between academic freedom and the responsibilities of partnership; and, make a research-based contribution to the partner organisation so they can move beyond academic research and service-learning, and toward providing usable insight to community organizations on key questions of value.


Connect / Reflect / Project

  • Apply your academic skills in a professional context.
  • Explore potential professional pathways and build professional connections.
  • Reflect on and discuss your experiences in a context that brings together different streams within Ethics, Society and Law, and which focuses on diverse applications of academic skills and knowledge.


Enrolment is restricted to qualified fourth-year students registered in the Ethics, Society & Law major program.


How to Participate

For more information about this activity or to indicate your interest, contact Prof. John Duncan, Director of the Ethics, Society & Law program at