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All is quiet on the southern front

Submitted by Preston Sorenson on 2 June 2007 - 5:41am    

Mwa Ona,

May 28, 2007

Mwa Ona means “good morning” in Chindale which is the language spoken here in Misuku Hills. It is a quiet tuesday morning here in Misuku Hills after a heavy rain last night. In most part of Malawi it is the dry season but as I am in Misuku Hills, which is 2000m above sea level, occasional rains continue into the dry season. The landscape here is actually quite similar to British Columbia, only the sun is much hotter. Even when the air temperature is fairly low the heat of the sun is still intense. There has been a fair bit of rain so far, which is uncommon at this time of year. Last year the rains stopped in April, but it is the end of May and is still raining...

Human Reminder of Canada's 0.7% GDP Aid Promise

Submitted by Mark Boots on 15 April 2007 - 1:39pm    
Location: 
College Building Entrance
This TUESDAY, join us in a humanitarian movement that is sweeping across Canadian Universities from coast to coast. We are calling on the government of Canada to fulfill it's promise of contributing 0.7% of our GDP to foreign aid. Summary EWB members and supporters of Canada's 0.7% pledge will be forming a giant '0.7%' shape to be photographed and sent as a reminder to the Canadian government. History In 1969, Lester B. Pearson made a PROMISE on behalf Canadians and challenged other developed countries to contribute 0.7% of GDP to foreign aid...

Members Meeting

Submitted by Kisa Elmer on 1 April 2007 - 1:17am    
Location: 
1B79 Engineering
On Tuesday April 3rd at 11am Stephen Lewis is speaking the PAC. He is an internationally recognized diplomat and humanitarian, author of best seller – “Race Against Time”, chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and former U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Next week on Thursday April 5th at 4:30 there will be a members meeting with the topic of Stephen Lewis in 1B79.

Stephen Lewis Lecture

Submitted by Kisa Elmer on 29 March 2007 - 1:08am    
Location: 
PAC

The reknown speaker Stephen Lewis presents a lecture on world affairs. He is an internationally recognized diplomat and humanitarian, author of best seller – “Race Against Time”, chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and former U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.

EWB Benefit Concert

Submitted by Kisa Elmer on 20 March 2007 - 10:48pm    
Location: 
Amigo's

We are hosting a benifit concert with four different bands:
Smoke Killer
Mad Dog Doyle
Solid College
Jill Laflamme.

The cost is only $5 at the door. First band starts at 9:30pm. The concert is a benefit concert put on by Engineers Without Borders U of S and Footprint Design. All proceeds are going to Friends of Loa Humanitarian Development Agency Inc. who are raising funds to build a school in Southern Sudan.

Sustainability Symposium

Submitted by Blair Martin on 19 March 2007 - 5:50pm    
Location: 
Neatby-Timlin Theatre - Arts 241
Footprint Design presents Sustainability Symposium Interested in environmental sustainability? Want to learn about how to build a sustainable community? Curious about what the city and the province have planned for reducing their environmental impact? There is NO COST for admission and they will be serving a FREE lunch featuring some great ethnic food from local cooks!

Member Education Meeting

Submitted by Tyler Beatty on 19 March 2007 - 3:54pm    
Location: 
1b79 Engineering
Hello EWBers, We will be having a members meeting Thursday March 22 in room 1B79 at 5:30. We will be discussing a topic chosen by our working partnership friend, Danny Howard. The topic is value chains and agriculture. More on Danny...


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