Ethics of International Service Learning

Hello beloved Terry readers! Another exciting event that we thought you might be interested in:

The Ethics of International Service Learning (EISL) Project is excited to announce their first meet, greet and discuss event of the summer. International service learning (ISL) is growing at UBC, more and more students, faculty and staff are participating in research and development projects over seas with each coming year. The EISL team at UBC is working to ensure that these ISL projects are undertaken ethically and that they promote equity, empowerment and sustainability…. but they need your help! Over the summer of 2009 EISL will be hosting a series of casual, interactive events to better understand the student perspective on ISL at UBC.

The event series is kicking off with a pizza & movie night on June 24th. Yo are invited to participate, share, and learn about the ethics of ISL. They will be showing a video by Peter Brock called “They come in the name of helping”: a video that documents part of his own experience with ISL as an undergraduate at Skidmore College, at Saratoga Springs, NY. Brock’s video explores international development culture from the perspectives of community partners in Sierra Leone. Dr. Shafik Dharamsi will be there to share the vision of the EISL project and how we at UBC might influence the greater culture of international service learning. They would love to see you there and hear your thoughts!

What: BARAZA – pizza, movie and discussion

Where: The International House, UBC campus

When: June 24th, 5pm – 7pm

Why: To be a part of a collective voice speaking out for ethical international service learning!


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