Western International

Staff International Engagement

Western staff member, Douglas Keddy was involved in a Leave for Change (L4C) experience in Vietnam.

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

Michele Parkin
SIE Co-Chair


Candidates selected for the 2015/16 Leave For Change Program

Congratulations to Michele Parkin and David Tweddell on being selected to represent Western in the 2015/16 Leave for Change Program. David will be travelling Aug. 15 to Sept. 6 to a post in Vietnam as a Partnership Development Advisor. Michele is confirming her L4C placement.

Staff International Engagement Blog

Frank Miller     photo of Douglas Keddy
Read posts from Frank Miller and Douglas Keddy on the Staff International Experience blog. Miller and Keddy were the first Western staff members to participate in the Leave for Change program in Fall 2014.

Current Opportunities 

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Leave for Change

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Staff Exchange Program

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Alternative Spring Break