Eight U of G Faculty, Staff to Leave for Change in 2012

April 18, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

Eight members of the University of Guelph community have been selected for Leave for Change in 2012.
Two U of G professors and six staff members will use their vacation time to volunteer during short assignments in developing countries overseas.

“We had a wonderful response from the University community,” said Martha Harley, assistant vice-president (human resources). “I thank everyone who applied for the program.”

Harley said the Leave for Change application and interview process highlights the diversity and expertise of staff and faculty.

Volunteer assignments and travel dates have yet to be completed. Successful applicants are:

  • Tania Framst, executive assistant, vice-president (finance and administration);

  • Patti Goodman, program manager, Kemptville Campus;

  • Verne Harrison, gallery co-ordinator, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre;

  • Susan Kelner, program co-ordinator, Ridgetown Campus;

  • Prof. Jacqueline Murray, history professor and director, First-Year Seminars program;

  • Looknauth Ramsahoi, supervisor, Dairy Analysis Lab, Laboratory Services;

  • Nicole Tessier, supervisor, Student and Conference Services, Communications and Alumni Relations, Alfred Campus; and

  • Prof. 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.”

U of G runs Leave for Change along with Uniterra, a joint initiative of World University Service of Canada, and the Centre for International Studies and Co-operation.

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