2019 Leave for Change Participants Announced

Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Congratulations to the four members of the University of Guelph community who have been selected to participate in Leave for Change in 2019.

Leave for change provides an opportunity for U of G staff and faculty to demonstrate their commitment to global citizenship and international development by contributing their skills and knowledge during short-term volunteer assignments with organizations in developing countries.

“Thank you to the Leave for Change Alumni and the University of Guelph community for advocating for and supporting the opportunity to contribute skills and knowledge globally.  The Leave for Change selection process without question highlights the diverse range and depth of skills, experience, and talent of the University of Guelph’s staff and faculty,” said Martha Harley, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources).

Volunteer assignments and travel dates have been finalized for the following staff and faculty:

Christine Blaser

Country: Nepal

Dates: Departure on May 8th and return to Canada on June 2nd

Assignment: Post-harvest Disease and Insect/Pest Management Advisor; 

Juliene McLaughlin

Country: Sri Lanka

Dates: November- exact dates TBC

Assignment: 1229-108 Monitoring and Evaluation advisor position

Jason Tyszka

Country: Vietnam

Dates: June 1st – June 23rd

Assignment: Sales and Marketing Advisor-Position # 1248-164


“We are so proud of this program and the contribution staff and faculty have made since it launched at the University in 2007,” said Harley.

Leave for Change is offered in partnership with Uniterra, a joint initiative of the World University of Canada (WUSC) and the Centre for International Studies and Co-operation (CECI).

View the Leave for Change web pages to learn more about this volunteer opportunity of a lifetime!



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