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Explore the Caribbean!

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


Explore the Caribbean!

Western’s Staff International Working Group (SIE) invites Western staff to Explore the Caribbean. Enjoy Caribbean-themed food and learn how you can get involved with one of the international staff opportunities.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12-1:30 p.m. (Program at 12:30)
Atrium of the International & Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB)
Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. Last year’s Experience Vietnam lunch was sold out so get your tickets early!
Tickets are available at: https://www.westerncareercentral.ca/facultystaff/staffevent.htm
All staff, librarians and archivists are welcome. Staff who don't wish to purchase lunch are welcome to come by and enjoy the displays and program.
Thank you to Western Hospitality Services and Western International for support of this event.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.

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.

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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Staff Exchange Program

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