Welcome Back Everyone!
We've got quite an exciting few weeks ahead of us, be sure to check these events out!
First Meeting of the Year
Tuesday, September 15th, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, UCC60
We will be hosting out first meeting this year in UCC 60 (please note this is not the regular ML classroom from last year). Come out and show those new members how awesome our chapter is!
Thursday, September 17th, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, UCC59
This upcoming Thursday will also be our first Member Learning session of the year (this is also going to be in a new room). Our first ML topic will be Intro to EWB. Come out and show your support!
Thursday, September 24th, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, UCC 59
The theme of the conversation will be about the upcoming election, and for those new to voting there will be a simple crash course which will cover the electoral system, the parties, and what the political spectrum is.
This will be a round table discussion hosted by our chapter with panelists from both the political and professional spheres. The panel will discuss international relations and Canada's position in the field of global development followed by an open question period afterwards.
This is the current EWB campaign focused on gaining publicity around the topic of global development. We want to introduce global development into the federal election conversation and let politicians know that it matters to most Canadians.
If you'd like to have something included in next week's email, please convey it to me by Sunday evening.
Latest on twitter
EWBWestern: Hey Mustangs! Run to End Poverty is in 9 days! Top finishers get THE PURPLE SHIRT
EWBWestern: It's Fair Trade Campus Week!! Look for us around campus and ask us about our Fair Trade initiatives this year- we have chocolate!
uwoewb #DidYouKnow that children make up nearly 50% of people living in extreme poverty? If you want think that Canada should focus on making extreme poverty a larger part of the conversation and put #PoliticsAside then http://takeaction.ewb.ca/
10 things you didn't know about extreme poverty
They're all about kids.
uwoewb Bono sat down today to talk with leaders from NDP, Liberal and Conservative parties to advocate in the fight against global poverty and putting #PoliticsAside. Watch the update from CTV News.
Bono thanks Canadians for foreign aid contributions
U2 frontman Bono has arrived in Ottawa for meetings with Stephen Harper, as well as the prime minister's Liberal and NDP rivals.
uwoewb EWB is concerned about the information presented in today's article from the Ottawa Citizen and what this means for Canada's role in the post-2015 development agenda.
The decline in the Government of Canada's contribution to ODA points to a troubling trend. This, despite 2015 polling data that shows the majority of Canadians not only believe it's important to improve health, education and economic opportunity for the world's poorest people, but that doing so is our moral obligation as Canadians.
EWB would like to see Canada reverse this trend and increase our investment in global poverty reduction with an eye towards the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Tories have "no plans" to match poverty aid vow inside Canada
Internal documents suggest the Conservative government has been saying one thing but planning to do another when it comes to fighting poverty at home and abroad. Canada’s record on international de...