Leave for Change

 a WUSC & CECI program

Event Announcement: Free Live Leave for Change Panel Information Session

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Location: UC 442

Hear from U of G employees who have improved life in developing countries through short term (3-4 weeks) volunteer assignments. Panel features:

  • Linda Watt, Director, HR Learning and Development & Consulting Services (Malawi, 2010)
  • Justin Liu, Laboratory Assistant, Agriculture and Food Laboratory, Lab Services (Malawi, 2017)
  • Christi Cooper, Manager of Agricultural and Veterinary Safety, Human Resources (Nepal, 2014)
  • Mario Deschamps, Special Constable, Campus Community Police, Fire Safety and Emergency Services (Vietnam, 2015)

All are welcome! For more information, please contact Evelina Rog, HR Learning and Development, ext. 54332 or roge@uoguelph.ca


Embrace an adventure of a lifetime and volunteer your talents and skills through Leave for Change!

Leave for Change offers faculty and staff the chance to undertake a short-term volunteer assignment in a developing country. Participants volunteer their talents, skills, and experience to build capacity in a local partner organization while learning about international cooperation first-hand. All you need to contribute is your vacation time (3 - 4 weeks). The costs of participating (transportation, accommodation, vaccinations, etc.) are covered through an agreement between the University of Guelph and the Leave for Change Program. 

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 (CECI).

Learn More about Leave for Change by watching the Leave for Change video and clicking on the links below or clicking on the links in the side menu.