Health Sciences student, Anisah Hooda, spent three months in Tanzania last summer interning with a women's empowerment NGO. She shares her take on the experience from deciding on applying, the highs and lows, and the learning she came away with.

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Interns with Fiti yogurt producers in Tanzania

11 Questions Answered about a WHE Internship

Health Sciences student, Anisah Hooda, spent three months in Tanzania last summer interning with a women's empowerment NGO. She shares her take on the experience from deciding on applying, the highs and lows, and the learning she came away with.

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Students at AWC standing with their research poster

Africa-Western Collaborations Day

Keynote speaker Dr. Lola Dare discussed real-life stories of forced migration and its consequences.

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interns and yogurt mamas sitting on a bench in probiotic yogurt kitchen

Critical Global Learning

More and more students are going abroad during their university career. How do we help ensure international experiences are ethical?

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4 students standing in Ronald McDonald House kitchen with freshly baked cookies

Fundraising & Education Committee

The committee has been very busy first semester! With January now underway, plans for second semester are in full swing.

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Current Research: Effectiveness of Different Probiotic Foods

Pulses; a type of nutritious legume with dry edible seeds which were declared by the UN as one of the most important crops in the world.

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Publications: New Guide for Ethical Mobility

Ethical engagement in mobility programs is a choice. This publication features an evidence-based holistic model for ethical mobility programs.

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Did you know?

hands opening fiti probiotic sachet packet

One Fiti sachet can produce up to 100 litres of probiotic yogurt!

Photo credit: IDRC/Bartay

Announcements

We are now accepting applications for summer 2019 internships! Scholarships and funding are available. Apply by February 1st


Odupa Enterprises, a Fiti probiotic yogurt social enterpise in Kenya, is growing quickly and receiving government support. More information here


Dr. Gregor Reid, Lawson Researcher and probiotics expert, spoke with CBC News about the benefits of probiotics and fermented foods


It's not too late to compete in the 2019 World's Challenge Challenge! Members of the winning Western team each receive $1,000 to help fund an international learning experience AND have the opportunity to complete the the World's Challenge Challenge Global Final, for a top team prize of $30,000. Apply by January 21

GIVING TO WESTERN HEADS EAST

For more information about Western Heads East priorities, please contact:
Robert Gough
Director, International Internships & Development
Western International
519 661-2111 x869355
westernheadseast@uwo.ca

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