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From an engineering student working in Indonesia to an exchange student from Mexico, hear what these dynamic panelists think about UBC's Trek 2010 goal to prepare students to become "exceptional global citizens". Learn more about their experiences and what they really think about the concept of global citizenship in this invigorating discussion.
Shane Joshua Barter – Currently in the first year of a Ph.D. in Political Science, Shane has worked extensively in tsunami relief.
Stephen Bentley – A Master's candidate in the School of Community and Regional Planning, Stephen spent the summer of 2005 studying governance and planning challenges in Brazil and here in Canada.
Shelley Jones – As part of her Ph.D. in Language and Literacy, Shelley spent a life-altering year in rural Uganda researching gender, literacy and development.
Kelty McKerracher – This second-year Arts student has volunteered in Ecuador and participated as a UBC delegate to the National University of Singapore's Global Education Convention.
Rogelio Paredes – An economics major, Rogelio is on exchange through the Tec de Monterrey program. He has previously been an exchange student to the US, Switzerland, and Quebec.
Sahar Safaie – While working on her M.A. in Earthquake Engineering, Sahar participated in a post-tsunami reconstruction project in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Omid Zargaran – In summer 2005 this third-year Life Sciences student volunteered in remote Ecuadorean communities on health promotion and sustainable community projects.
(A Global Citizenship Speakers Series
lecture originally presented on 30-Jan-2006)
Dr. David W. Orr is Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. This includes his efforts to build a $7.2 million Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, as well as a continued presence in the environmental literacy scene with 4 books and over 120 articles in scientific, social science, and popular journals. (A Global Citizenship Seminar Series
seminar originally presented on 13-Jan-2006)