Eight Volunteers will Leave for Change this year
Eight members of the University of Guelph community have been selected to participate in Leave for Change.
“We had a wonderful response from the University community,” said Martha Harley, Assistant Vice-President (Human Resources). “And I thank everyone who applied for the program.”
The two U of G professors and six staff members who were selected will volunteer their knowledge and skills overseas during short assignments in developing countries.
Harley added that the Leave for Change application and interview process never fails to highlight the diverse range and depth of skills, experience and talent of the University’s staff and faculty.
Volunteer assignments and travel dates are being finalized for the following eight volunteers:
- Tania Framst, Executive Assistant, Vice President (Finance & Administration)
- Patti Goodman, Program Manager, Kemptville Campus
- Verne Harrison, Gallery Coordinator, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
- Susan Kelner, Program Coordinator, Ridgetown Campus
- Jacqueline Murray, Professor of History and Director, First-Year Seminar Program
- Looknauth Ramsahoi, Supervisor in the Dairy Analysis Lab, Laboratory Services
- Nicole Tessier, Supervisor, Student and Conference Services, Communications and Alumni Relations, Alfred Campus
- Clive Thomson, Director, School of Languages and Literatures
“Leave for Change offers an opportunity for staff and faculty to do their part in building a better planet by contributing their skills and knowledge in communities where they can really make a difference,” said Harley.
“We are so proud of this program and the contribution staff and faculty have made since it launched at the University in 2007.”
Leave for Change is offered in partnership with Uniterra, a joint initiative of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Centre for International Studies and Co-operation.