This week we’re going to try something new and share the exec meeting minutes along with the scheduled email. We hope that this will promote inter-chapter communications and help keep everyone in the loop :) The minutes can be found on the chapter’s Google Drive (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q6DKth8c-LPFMcJemD6WEyfCwkJ8EPH5F5DEXYqJubg/edit?usp=sharing).
The Western's Initiative for Scholarly Excellence competition deadline for one page proposal submissions is January 4th!
Africa / Western Collaborations Evening!
This is happening Wednesday from 4 PM to 7 PM in the Old Ivey Building. Hilary has a poster that will be prominently displayed at the event, and there will be a bunch of other posters available for your viewing pleasure.
There are two more spots available to our chapter for National Conference! Get in touch with Ishan ASAP if you are interested in going (Wednesday is the last day to register)!
Member Learning - Evolution of Development
Want to understand why EWB does things the way they do? Let's take a journey through time and learn about how uncultured people were when I.D. first started. And how dumb we continue to be today
Organic Waste and Food Scraps Panel
Wednesday, November 18th. 1 PM to 3 PM, London Hall.
Bryan Gilvesy - YU Ranch - Representing the farming perspective, ecosystem health, options/decisions farmers are faced with.
Andrew Fleet - Growing Chefs! Representing the food preparation and importance of education/food literacy.
Dr. June Matthews - Representing the nutritional aspect of consumption and healthy choices.
Jeremy Goodfellow - Representative from Harvest Power, discussing the importance of food waste from an operational and renewable standpoint.
Attendees can also participate in an interactive cooking session offered by the FRESH team. Learn how to cook with in-season, local foods and herbs and sample the food too!
This is sure to be an exciting event!
RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-your-food-system-tickets-19208782987. Seating is limited.
As always, Planning Meetings are Tuesdays at 5:30 pm in SEB 2094, and Member Learnings are Thursdays at 5:30 pm in UCC 59.
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...