Thanks to a $1.06-million gift, The University of Western Ontario will expand its community-driven Western Heads East program that provides disease-fighting probiotic yogurt to people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.
As a business student, Melyssa Kerr worried she wouldn’t be able “to do good” when she joined a working world focused on the bottom line. But an experience abroad showed her passion for community service did not have to be relegated to a weekend hobby.
Western Heads East is one of 37 Canadian university projects to receive seed funding for a new Students for Development program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.
As The University of Western Ontario embraces some ambitious goals for attracting more international students, university Senate recently approved the creation of a new senior administration position to focus solely on implementing this stronger international presence on campus.