Students Without Borders is a WUSC and CECI program that enables Canadian university and college students to participate in exciting, volunteer learning opportunities in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Category Archive: SWB News

A Dose of Self-Care

(Note: this blog post originally appeared on carolinegraceoneill.com in August) Self-care, a buzzword I’ve seen cropping up in articles from my favourite publications, was something I rarely thought about in terms of my own mental health. A few weeks ago World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Sri Lanka’s volunteer support officer shared her self-care tools…

THE WAVE: LIFE AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER

  One of my favourite parts of living in Sri Lanka is the sound of the waves. The lull of the water pushing across and away from the sand offers me great comfort and always puts me at ease. My first night in Hambantota was spent in a hotel along the beach; I slept well…

Vacancies at Undercurrent

Undercurrent, the Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Development Studies, (http://www.undercurrentjournal.ca/) is looking for applicants to fill the following positions: Editors, Associate Editors, and a Webmaster (Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate students at a Canadian university.) Application (1) One-page cover letter. (2) Undergraduate curriculum vitae. (3) Copy of your latest student grade report. (4) Writing sample…

Stephen Lewis’s Closing Address at the 2006 AIDS Conference

From the PDForum Listserv: Here is the link to Stephen Lewis’s Closing Address at AIDS Conference held in August 13 -18, Toronto, Canada. I thought it will be of interest. Pardon me for cross-posting. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage all of you (subscribers of PD Forum listserv) to continue sharing. As…

New Opportunities at Undercurrent

We are pleased to announce the opening of new volunteer positions on the staff of Undercurrent: the Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Development Studies (www.undercurrentjournal.ca). This online publication is a Canadian undergraduate initiative that employs the volunteer assistance of more than two dozen students and faculty from diverse academic disciplines, hailing from universities across the country.…

Blogs as ePortfolios

There is a growing body of writing about blogs as a medium for ePortfolios. This is something to think about for students focusing on career development or about to begin the job hunt. Electronic portfolios can present a selection of your work in a way that shows your progress and development. They emphasize a process…

White Paper on International Development Studies in Canada

‘CASID and NSI have completed a joint inquiry into the state of international development studies in Canada. The inquiry asked: what are we studying? how are we studying it? what do we need to do to enhance the study of international development in Canada?’ Read the whitepaper at: http://www.casid-acedi.ca/english/publications/white_paper.htm

Make your mark on HIV/AIDS

Hey there Maybe I’m just jumping the gun and haven’t given you enough time to respond, but I am still looking for your comments about the HIV/AIDS issue. What do you think about these statements? Why help people with HIV/AIDS? If they have it, they probably deserve it. Just let them die. The way to…

Students volunteer in African nature reserve

The Canadian Champion, Milton’s Community Newspaper, recently published a story about Chris Charles’ and Meredith Murphy’s SWB experiences in Botswana. Written by Stephanie Thiessen Jul 25, 2006 ‘For many university students, summer’s a time to pack away the books and head for a tropical destination complete with sandy beaches, a hot sun and turquoise waters.…

BlogAbroad project

BlogAbroad, (http://www.blogabroad.com/index.html), is a site that follows the experiences of students studying, or interning, abroad through their blog posts. The organization is offering a few students the chance to earn $500 for blogging from their host country. There are guidelines (http://www.blogabroad.com/guidelines.html) and rules (http://www.blogabroad.com/rules.html) available for potential bloggers.