St. Paul's awards top $140,000 in support of international development students

Friday, September 12, 2014

St. Paul’s University College is pleased to announce grant funding of $27,000 to University of Waterloo International Development students who left this month for their international field placements, bringing St. Paul’s total contribution to students in the program to over $140,000 in 2014.      

This annual award will help 27 students complete their eight-month placements with development and environmental organizations in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam.

St. Paul’s also supports International Development students by awarding a Fellowship of approximately $3,600 to each admitted student every year for residence and meals, and entrance scholarships totaling close to $16,000 this year.

“These are bright, active students who are working toward a more fair, equitable, and sustainable world, and St. Paul’s is more than pleased to be able to assist them in their endevours due to the many contributions from our donors and friends,” said Graham Brown, St. Paul’s principal.

Arranged through the Ottawa-based World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Montreal-based Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI), the field placement is a required experiential learning component of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies in International Development degree program.

Students are placed with a wide range of local development organizations addressing some of the world’s most pressing development and environmental challenges -- from building fair trade networks with small scale farmers to championing the rights of children and youth. To get more information about the program, see the INDEV website.

For more information:  

Eugenia Xenos Anderson
Communications Coordinator
519-885-1460, x232