Jacqueline Murray

Jacqueline Murrary

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It is perhaps not surprising to know that for me education is not only a vocation; it is a passion. My academic origins are in the study of the Middle Ages, particularly the lives of women. More recently I have started to focus on pedagogy and interdisciplinary seminars for first-year students. My seminars have contemporary challenges at their heart; challenges relating to sex and sexuality, environment, cultural diversity and world hunger. My interest in education, the lives of girls and women and social justice have combined in numerous ways. For example, I have raised funds to support the education of girls and women in Afghanistan. Engaging in international volunteering was the next logical step. This will be my second posting with Leave for Change in Ghana. Two years ago I worked with a NGO called Child's Rights International on their Justice for Juveniles program. My current mandate is as Organizational Development Advisor - Non-Formal Education Division of the Ministry of Education. I truly believe in the power of education to change lives and change the world and I am happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with others who believe this as well. Leave for Change is a powerful program. I would recommend it to everyone at Guelph who wants to make a difference. You will and in the process you will be a changed person. It's transformational learning at its best.