Meet your 2013- 2014 WUSC Volunteer Regional Coordinators!

WUSC is proud to launch its new Canadian Volunteer Regional Coordinator Network. We have selected 7 dynamic and knowledgeable WUSC Local Committee Alumni who will be supporting our Local Committee Network from key Canadian cities by volunteering a few hours per month. As previous Local Committee members and Uniterra Volunteers, these Volunteer Regional Coordinators bring important knowledge and skills to our campus network to help strengthen our membership and overall impact.

Our Volunteer Regional Coordinators kick started the year at Uniterra Leadership Meeting 2013 in Ottawa on August 16. They will connect with the Local Committees they’ll be supporting in late August so stay tuned! 

 

ClaireDoherty

BRITISH COLUMBIA - REGIONAL COORDINATOR

CLAIRE DOHERTY grew up in Victoria, BC, and currently lives in Vancouver, BC. She first got involved with WUSC in 2008 through the Local Committee at the University of Victoria, and she’s thrilled to be part of the new Volunteer Regional Coordinator Network. Claire’s paid job is with the Physicians Data Collaborative, a not-for-profit organization that aims to enable family doctors to collaboratively use data to improve patient care.

Local Committees supported: Vancouver Island University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Pearson College, University of Northern British Columbia.

Email: cdoherty@wusc.ca


PaulineMukashema

ALBERTA –  REGIONAL COORDINATOR

PAULINE MUKASHEMA has played an active role in the Edmonton multicultural community since immigrating to Canada in 2003. She currently works with the Justice Department with the Government of Alberta and has volunteered with WUSC for the last 3 years in various roles. She is dedicated to supporting newcomers to WUSC and is excited for the new year of activities for 2013-2014.

 Local Committees supported: University of Alberta, University of Alberta – Campus St Jean, Grant MacEwan, University of Calgary.

Email: pmukashema@wusc.ca


PaulBereas

OTTAWA-AREA & ANGLOPHONE QUEBEC – REGIONAL COORDINATOR

PAUL BEREAS was a former WUSC Local Committee member from Carleton University and a former overseas WUSC volunteer in Botswana.  He is graduating with a Master’s Degree from the University of Guelph in International Development and Political Science in October. When not participating in academic life or working, he makes it his mission to travel as often and too as many places as possible and seeing the ocean at least once a year is an absolute must!

Local Committees supported: Ottawa University, Carleton University, McGill, Concordia, Bishop’s, Vanier College.

Email: pbereas@wusc.ca


YashPatel

GREATER TORONTO AREA, ONTARIO – REGIONAL COORDINATOR

YASH PATEL was a dedicated Humber College WUSC Local Committee member. As the President, he organized numerous events from fund and awareness raising campaigns to vibrant events, as well as supporting sponsored student. Because he enjoyed his time with WUSC so much, he wants to help store the same passion into the Toronto-area WUSC Local Committees and stay actively involved with as many events Local Committees ran as possible!

Local Committees supported: Humber College, George Brown, McMaster University, Brock University.

Email: ypatel@wusc.ca


DhruvaThakar

GREATER TORONTO AREA, ONTARIO – REGIONAL COORDINATOR

DHRUVA THAKAR has extensive expereince working with WUSC. She was formerly a WUSC Uniterra International Seminar volunteer to Nepal and was heavily involved with the Ryerson University WUSC Local Committee. She wants to utilize her WUSC knowledge and experience in international collaboration to provide stronger support for the Toronto-area Local Committees and be the bridge of communication and cooperation between them and WUSC Ottawa.

 Local Committees supported: Ryerson University, York University, York University – Glendon College, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Email: dthakar@wusc.ca


BrandyRobertson

ATLANTIC CANADA 1 – REGIONAL COORDINATOR

BRANDY ROBERTSON has been volunteering with WUSC for eight years at Brandon University. She did a Students Without Borders placement in 2011 with WUSC-Botswana as a Program Assistant for WUSC's International Student Management program. This fall Brandy is pursuing her Master of Arts degree in English at the University of New Brunswick and is thrilled to be taking on the role of Volunteer Regional Coordinator. 

Local Committees supported: University of New Brunswick – Saint John, University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University, King’s College, Mount Allison, Mount Saint Vincent.

Email: brobertson@wusc.ca


PriyankaKochhar

ATLANTIC CANADA 2 – REGIONAL COORDINATOR

PRIYANKA KOCHHAR is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and went to school at Acadia University where she learned a lot about science and even more about WUSC. She was the President of the dynamic Acadia WUSC Local Committee and was the SRP Executive Representative for 2 years. She is now living in St. John's, Newfoundland and cannot wait to spend the next year getting even more East Coasters excited about and involved with WUSC!

Local Committees supported: Memorial University, University of Prince Edward Island, Saint Francis Xavier, Acadia, Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

Email: pkochhar@wusc.ca


If your region is not identified below, don’t worry! WUSC Head Office at campus will still be your main point of contact at campus@wusc.ca .

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