Western International

Staff International Engagement

Michele Parkin L4C

Western is focused on becoming a global leader in international education. As part of this international strategy the Staff Working Group on International Engagement (SIE) is developing opportunities for Western staff to participate and lead initiatives that reach beyond our campus.

To encourage global awareness and impact, Western’s staff international engagement group is establishing partnerships with several leading development organizations. We invite you investigate how to become involved and share your talents aimed at benefiting society and increasing our collective global awareness.

As new international opportunities are developed for staff engagement they will be posted on this website. If you have questions/suggestions regarding staff international engagement please contact:

Ingrid Johnston
SIE Co-Chair

Jennifer Meister
SIE Co-Chair


Applications now closed for 2016/17 Western Staff International Exchange

WSIEP offers participants the opportunity to broaden their professional perspectives through global job-shadowing experiences at participating host institutions. Applications for travel during the time of May 2016 to April 2017 are now closed.

Experience Vietnam! a great success

Experience Vietnam! a delicious celebration of Vietnamese food and culture organized by the Western Staff Working Group on International Engagement (SIE) provided a great opportunity for Western staff to learn more about this county. Watch for future cultural/food opportunities. 

Candidates selected for the 2016/17 Leave For Change Program

Congratulations to Lori Dengler, Postgraduate Education Coordinator, Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Sylvia Kontra, Graduate Affairs Assistant in Modern Languages and Literatures on their selection to represent Western in the 2016/17 Leave for Change Program (L4C). Both Lori and Syliva will be travelling to Vietnam for their L4C placements.

Staff International Engagement Blog

Follow the travels of our L4C and Staff Exchange participants on the Staff International Blog.

Current Opportunities 

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Leave for Change

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Staff Exchange Program

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Alternative Spring Break