Human Ecology Practicum

The Human Ecology Practicum formally integrates a student's academic study with work experience in cooperating community organizations and agencies. Through the 200-hour field placement, students gain hands-on knowledge and skills under the guidance of a practicing professional. They forge strong connections with colleagues and gain greater understanding of their strengths in the field.

Human Ecology students complete their practicum in their final term of study and each practicum placement is developed and monitored by the Department of Human Ecology in cooperation with participating community partners. In addition to developing professional skills, a practicum placement may even lead to a paid employment position with the same organization upon graduation.

Some examples of great placements include:

Clothing, Textiles & Material Culture

  • Changing Spaces Design
  • Davey Textile Solutions
  • Eden Textile
  • gravity pope
  • Health Canada - Product Safety Lab
  • Hudson's Bay
  • lululemon athletica
  • LUX Beauty Boutique
  • Mode Models Edmonton
  • Mustang Survival
  • Poppy Barley
  • Royal Alberta Museum
  • Studio Theatre
  • Unbelts Canada

Family Science
  • ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen
  • BGCBigs
  • YWCA
  • Dogs with Wings
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Clareview Head Start
  • Community Options
  • Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • ihuman
  • Edmonton's Food Bank
  • SKILLS Society
  • Terra Association
  • E4C