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Travel Grant Reports

2019 Travel Grant Reports

RecipientDepartmentAffiliationDetailsReport
Melanie O'NeillPsychologyVIUFAThe Fear and Anxiety research lab, along with upper-level psychology students, attended the 9th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies in Berlin, Germany.Travel Grant Report - J. Schmid
Jeanette SchmidSocial WorkVIUFAStrengthening relationships with South African partners as part of the South African-Canadian Contextualized Social Work Education research Travel Grant Report - J. Schmid
Julie Froekjaer-JensenProfessional Development & Training, Powell RiverCUPEI plan to participate in an international forum, which will help to enhance VIU's capacity to engage and implement the UN's Sustainability Goals of a wider international learning community.Travel Grant Report - J. Froekjaer-Jensen
Leslie SundbyFaculty of Health & Human Services - BSNVIUFAMeet with local community and University of Hawaii partners to explore joint projects, and to attend the 6th annual Cross-Cultural Health Care Conference Travel Grant Report - Leslie Sundby
Ashraf HassibFaculty of Management - HospitalityVIUFAIn our efforts to internationalize our curriculum, I would like to visit CPH Business Academy Travel Grant Report - Ashraf Hassib
Lauren MayesCriminologyVIUFAOrganizing a field school in Philadelphia to expose Criminology/other Social Sciences students to the US criminal justice system, which heavily influences Canadian criminal justice. Travel Grant Report - Lauren Mayes

GE Travel Grant Story Slam 2016 Videos

To see what VIU faculty did in 2016 watch the videos! 

Watch   Terri Doughty, English Department

             Mary Anne Moloney and Lynn Rollison Nursing Department

             Eric Demers, Biology

             Elizabeth McLin, Criminology and Sylvie Lafreniere, Sociology

             Mary O'Neill, Education Department

             Eliza Gardiner, Theatre Department

            Ashraf Hassib, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Grants awarded in February 2015

First NameDepartmentAffiliationDetailsReport
David RobinsonFaculty of Management
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Tourism
VIUFAMeet Stephen Burr in New Orleans in mid-April 2015 to do research and preparatory activities to set up a New Orleans Field School for 2016. View Report
Ashraf HassibFaculty of ManagementVIUFATravel to the Netherlands (Breda) to puruse a two-week faculty exchange at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. Interested in the visiting professor model to deliver lectures in the Tourism, Leisure, and Hospitality programs at NHTV and learn about their teaching and scholarly activities.View Report
Pamela ShawFaculty of Social Sciences
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Geography
VIUFATravel to the Netherlands (Amsterdam) to research and establish necessary connections to host a UAE/Amsterdam Field School on urban design/architecture in spring 2016. 
Pamela ShawFaculty of Social Sciences
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Geography
VIUFATo present on the evolution of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MAB Conference) in EstoniaView report
Monica ShoreResearch & Scholarly ActivityVIUFATo present on the evolution of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MAB Conference) in EstoniaView report
Chris GillFaculty of Science & Technology
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Chemistry
VIUFATravel to Italy (Urbino) for one month in spring-summer 2015 to meet with the necessary Urbino International Education contacts to orchestrate formal student exchange opportunities with an initial focus on chemistry students at both institutions. 
Mackenzie SillemFaculty of International EducationCUPEAttend "Learning at Intercultural Intersections" conference at Thompson Rivers University (March 11-13, 2015) to develop the capacity of the retention team in working towards its mandate to "support institutional change that supports international student retention".View report
Erin EgelandManagementVIUFATravel for one week to Nagoya and Osaka in June 2015 and conduct a feasibility study for a future field school in Japan by visiting Nagoya University of Business and Commerce and the Osaka area. 
Lynda RobinsonFaculty of Management
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Student Affairs
VIUFAAttend Intercultural Communication Institute training program (March 9-12, 2015) in North Carolina to develop and implement curriculum and activities to foster intercultural competency for co-operative education students within Faculty of Management.View report
Suzy NachtsteimELCBCGEUTravel to Washington D.C. July 20-22 to participate in the NAFSA (Association of International Educators) Management Development Program, a workshop that focuses on management challenges specific to international education.View report
Deanna LittlejohnTrades - ElectricalBCGEUVisit to Bahamas Technical Vocational Iunstitute regarding the Electrical Red Seal Apprentichship training 
Carleigh RandallFaculty of ManagementVIUFAAttending the Baking and Tourism Field School - Belize 2015View report
Jay RuzeskyArts and HumanitiesVIUFATravel to Svalbard and Oslo to explore university connections and opportunities for faculty and student exchanges. 

 

Grants awarded in October 2014

Name
Department
Affiliation
Details
Report
Martin BarnettTrades - Professional BakingBCGEUAttending Terra Madre (Slow Food) in Turin in October and SIGEP (Italian Bakery Trade Show) in January. In between work with 4 different bakeries and 2 Culinary Schools in Scotland, UK and France. 
Rick BevisHealth & Physical EducationVIUFAEstablish contacts to facilitate a new Study Abroad program in the Iberian Peninsula, building on the current programs examining sport culture around the globe. 
Rachel CooperSocial Sciences (Psychology)VIUFACo-presentation of a paper (Anthropology/ Psychology) - "Making Sense of Suffering, Dying and Death", an inter-disciplinary conference in Prague, Czech Republic.view report
Helene DemersSocial Sciences (Anthropology)VIUFA

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Lev IdelsScience & TechnologyVIUFAVisit to University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica early 2015 to research activity of the Depart of Mathematics, create a cross-campus collaboration with VIU, and explore potential field school opportunities. 
Tim StokesScience & Technology (Earth Science)VIUFAThis project will explore opportunities for a GEOL 390 Special Field Studies trip to Iceland for geology students, covering volcanoes, glaciers and geothermal sites. 
Angelique FrederiksenTrades (Baking)CUPETravel to Italy to work in a wood-fired bakery, visit artisan food producers and attend the international trade show SIGEP in Rimini for the latest innovations in Pastry, Gelato, Pizza, Chocolate, Confectionary and Baking. Create new international connects for VIU and give our students an international perspective on their trade.not used
Leslie BarclayInternational Education/ELCBGCEUTravel to China to continue reasearch into international learner interaction with technology, and enhance internaitonalization and VIU's relationship with Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce. View report
Jennifer Dawson-CoatesScience & TechnologyVIUFATravel to Katmandu to participate in a Canadian and Nepalese collaborative research project on examining synergies and gulf between climate change and livestock production. Project has been discussed with Dr. Erik Krogh on the merit of engaging VIU faculty and students curently involved in the VIU student initiative Awareness of Climate Change through Education and Research. 
Sheila GrieveHHS/ECECVIUFADevelop a two week field school for HHS students with an early childhood focus in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 

 

 

Grants awarded in January 2014

Name

Affiliation

Details

Report

Jenny Horn

CUPE

To travel to Turin, Italy to attend 'Terra Madre' with Slow Food Canada to deepen understanding of how local food production and processing can contribute to global food system reform.

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Tim Goater

VIUFA

Travel to Cambridge, England to attend the British Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting to help launch and increase international exposure of my new parasitology textbook.

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Ken Harper

BCGEU

Travel to Belize to arrange a field school. To investigate the source of many pastry ingredients, and understand the ideas of sustainable food production.

field school 2015

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Leanne Rose

VIUFA

February 20 - March 3, 2014 I will embark on an exploratory trip to Belize to build international relationships and identify opportunities for CYC/HS students to engage in a filed school and/or practica placements.

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Peter Briscoe

VIUFA

To explore the undertaking of a Mediterranean Wine  Journey field school (Greece and Italy)tracing historic wine trade routes.

 

Sharon Hobenshield & Florence James

ADMIN/

VIUFA

To travel with the President, A VIU Elder-in-Residence to attend the 3rd annual meeting of the Canada-Mexico Round Table Aboriginal/Indigenous Higher Education.

 

Heather Burke

CUPE

Travel to Honolulu to attend the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education in order to inform my work in Indigenous Recruitment at VIU.

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Grants awarded in October 2013

Name

Affiliation

Details

Report

Christopher Gill

VIUFA

Travel to Saarbrucken, German to develop chemistry student exchange linkages between VIU and Saarland University

 

Jerry Hinbest

VIUFA

Develop and firm up plans for an international, interdisciplinary field school experience for students in London, England 2015

Field school 2015

Pamela Shaw

VIUFA

Travel to Dubai, UAE to research and establish the necessary connections to host a field school focussed on urban design/architecture in Spring 2015

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Dawn Thompson

VIUFA

Concretize planning for a field school in London, England in order to create an interdisciplinary and international experience for students in 2015.

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Field school 2015

Sally Vinden

BCGEU

Planning and preparation activities to design a Cosmetology field school in England.  The field school will be based in Milton Keynes and surrounding area with a 3-day visit to Salon International in London. I will be searching out communal accommodation in MK and London; plus I will be re-kindling connections with schools in these areas

 

Jane Watson

VIUFA

I will visit the University of Auckland and Leigh Marine Labs to investigate student research opportunities and work with scientists studying southern hemisphere kelp forests.

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Neil Macmillan

VIUFA

Research and preparatory activities for proposed field school with a theme, Business in the European Union.  This will provide international business exposure to BBA students. 

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Grants awarded in February 2013

Name

Department

Affiliation

Details

Report

Tim Stokes

Earth Science

VIUFA

To develop a 9-10 day GEOL 389 geology field trip to Belize focussing on the cave and karst landscapes

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Mackenzie Sillem

International Education

CUPE

To participate in the summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) Fellow Program to develop intercultural communication leadership capacity and role at VIU. - USA

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Lisette Patenaude

Criminology

VIUFA

To provide a series of lectures at a Mexican university and to conduct research for an educational abroad program - Mexico

 

Alexandra Weissfloch

Science/ Chemistry

VIUFA

Travel to the Philippines to conduct a multi-day workshop that will train university and high school instructors in the field of Green Chemical Education.

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Dr. Pete Parker

Recreation & Management

VIUFA

Conduct research and preparatory activities associated with developing new partnerships to design a field school or exchange in Panama.

 

Jennifer Christoffersen

Aboriginal Studies

VIUFA

Learn how Maori knowledge, tradition and culture are integrated into graduation ceremonies and Unitec's Prior Learning applications - New Zealand

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Jenna Stephenson

Student Services

CUPE

To participate in the Bahrom International Program at Seoul Women's University in Korea, June 30 - July 26, 2013

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Don Alexander

Geography

VIUFA

Attend and possibly co-presenting at the Ecocity World Summit in Nantes, France in September, 2013.

 

Rita Gower

Professional Baking

BCGEU

To conduct research for the March 2014 field school and to explore twinning our department with the School of Artisan Food located in Nottingham, England.

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Doug Stetar

Arts & Humanities

VIUFA

Attend one-month Mandarin study program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, engage in China-based research project and refine plans for field school.

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Grants awarded in October 2012

NameDepartmentAffiliationDetailsReport
Martin BarnettProfessional BakingBCGEUFollow up visit to Europain Paris field school 2012; to research venues, partnere schools and accommodation for the next trip in 2014.See Rita Gower report, above
Eric DemersScience & Tech - BiologyVIUFATravel to the Wildsumaco Biological Station on the eastern Andean slopes of Ecuador to explore potential research and field school opportunities.view

Deanna

Littlejohn

Electrical DepartmentBCGEUContinue to build a relationship with the Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute. Conduct a gap analysis of electrical students who wish to pursue the Canadian Electrian Red Seal Certification. Meet with Iva Dahl, interim president of BTVI to exchange ideas of future programming and funding possibilities.view
Shelley JohnstoneCommunications & PRCUPEI will teach Guatemalan youth design to help them develop employable skills. This will increase my international awareness and enhance my understanding of different cultures.view
Bonita RussellFaculty of ManagementVIUFAParticipate in a teaching exchange with a Business School Lecturer from the Sienajoki University of Applied Sciences, Sienajoki, Finland for the purpose of professional development.view
 
Debbie ShoreCulinary ArtsBCGEUPlanning and preparatory activities to design a Culinary Field School in Italy. Based in Florence with side trips to local organic producers, WOOF farm to table, searching out comunal accommodation, markets and cooking schools and opportunities to expand cultural diversity through food.

field school 2014

field school 2015

Sharon WahlEducationVIUFAAttend international conference on school leadership to support my work coordinating the new Masters in Educational Leadership (International Focus). 
Aggie WeighillRecreation & TourismVIUFATo build on existing institutional (PAPR) relationships while also developing new opportunities for student learning in international settings in Tanzania 
Gail Krivel-ZacksEducationVIUFATo go to Xian to work with the faculy at the university to continue to develop the curriculum in Special Education for their teacher education students and to collect data that will compare the attitudes of students and teachers in Xian towards studentw who have been identified with learning disabilities with those of their matched peers in Canada. 

 

Grants awarded in February 2012

NameDepartmentAffiliationReasonReport
Maggy KennedyNursing
Faculty of Health & Human Services
VIUFAStrengthen existing partnerships between VIU and a university in Sunyani, Ghana, that will lead to the development of a nursing degree program and build capacity for faculty and student education in both countries.view
Janeane MacGillivrayFaculty of Social SciencesCUPEVolunteer for Astronomy Educators in K-12 schools at week-long conference "Journey Through the Universe" in Hawaii. Attend and report on ten other astronomy events. 
Dan MacDonaldRecreation & Tourism
Faculty of Management
VIUFATravel to New Mexico for F12 term as a visiting scholar in both Tourism & Native Studies at New Mexico State University.view
Lynda RobinsonCooperative Education/Campus Career Centre
Student Services
VIUFATravel to Tra Vinh University to support their efforts to develop cooperative education programming. 
Pam ShawGeography
Faculty of Social Sciences
VIUFAPresent at an estuarine conference and work with Maria Ines Paes Ferreira on a future field school (Rio De Janerio and Amazon).view
Doug StetarDigital Media Studies
Faculty of Arts & Humanites
VIUFAAttend Mandarin summer language school and explore potential research partnerships and field school opportunities.view
Sharon WahlFaculty of EducationVIUFAVisit and attend classes at three academic (performing arts focused) institutions in London, England.view

 

Grants awarded in October 2011

NameDepartmentAffiliationReasonReport
Chris BurnleyManagementVIUFAA proejct to enhance the financial reporting of the Nyaka Aids Orphans proejct in Uganda. 
Caroline BurnleySocial Sciences (Psychology)VIUFATravel to Uganda to build on our understanding of the contextual nature of resilience. Understanding resilience in AIDS orphans and their caregiver grandmothers.view
Helene DemersSocial Sciences (Anthropology)VIUFATo research the possibility of a field school n the Netherlands focussing on how water has shaped and continues to shape Dutch culture and identify.view
Steven EarleScience and Technology (Earth Sciences)VIUFATo study carbonate deposition around the Belize Reef to enrich teaching in this area and develop a field course.view
Maurice GallantInternational Education (ELC)BCGEUTo observe and build on ESL programs at Tra Vinh University that I have helped to develop in cooperation with visiting TVU scholars. 
Sheila GrieveHealth and Human Services (Early Childhood Education)VIUFAWill meet Maori faculty at UNITEC and learn about Te Whariki, New Zealand’s ECEC curriculum and correlations with Canada’s ECEC curriculum.view
Eric KroghScience and Technology (Chemistry)VIUFATravel to Venezuela to present research results and facilitate interactions with students, faculty and government/industry representatives in the area of environmental chemistry and sustainable development.view
Heather PastroEducationVIUFATo participate in the VIU field school to Egypt and Jordan in April 24 – May 9, 2012view

 

Grants awarded in February 2011

NameDepartmentAffiliationReasonReport
Martin BarnettCulinary InstituteVIUFAOrganize 2012 Baking field school to Paris 
Terri DoughtyEnglishVIUFAPresent paper, explore field school development at University of Zielona Gora, Polandview
Ken HammerRecreation and TourismVIUFAAttend conference in Europeview
Keith HarrisonArts and HumanitiesVIUFAPresent at International Sercia conference in U.K. 
Terri SponkHealth and Human ServicesVIUFAIndonesia projectview

 

Grants awarded in October 2010

Name

DepartmentAffiliationReasonReport
Harry JanzenEducationADMINAttend congress in Cyprus and explore practicums in Egypt 
Steven BurrHospitality ManagementVIUFAAttend language school in Mexicoview
Nadine CruikshanksEducationVIUFADetermine viability of field school in Ghanaview
Zoe DamsNursingVIUFADevelop field school in Ghana 
Helene DemersAnthropologyVIUFAPresent at conference in Prague 
Rachel MollEducationVIUFATravel to Sweden to finalize research proposal 
Mark NoyenFisheries and AquacultureVIUFATravel to Norway to investigate joint Master's degree 
Katharina RoutEnglishVIUFATravel to USA to attend conference 
Marise WichmanForestryVIUFAAttend field school in Europe 
Joanne YearleyNursingVIUFAAttend field school in Ghanaview

 

Grants awarded in February 2010

Name

Department

Affiliation

Reason

Report

Lev Idels

Mathematics

VIUFA

Travel to Israel to develop  joint proposal with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mathematics

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Raimo Marttala

Economics

VIUFA

Travel to Finland to discuss educational opportunities and experiences with Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences.

 

Heather Pastro

Education

VIUFA

Attend study tour in Turkey

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Ray Penner

Physics

VIUFA

Travel to Malawi to visit various development project sites.

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Dave Robinson

Recreation & Tourism

VIUFA

Travel to New York to do research and preparatory activities to design a field school.

 

Aggie Weighill

Recreation & Tourism

VIUFA

Travel to Ghana to develop study tour

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Grants awarded in October 2009

Name

Department

Affiliation

Reason

Report

Steve Lane

Arts & Humanities

Admin

Explore field school opportunities and research partnership possibility with Messolonghi Byron Research Centre in Switzerland and Greece

 

John Loewon

ITAS

BCGEU

Attend Ubi-media conference and present paper in Taiwan

 

Suzy Nachtsheim

ESL

BCGEU

Attend TESOL conference in Boston

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Paige Fischer

Education

VIUFA

Attend and present at conference in Malaysia

 

Michael Govorov

Geography

VIUFA

Attend and present at conference in Portugal

 
Anne KivariHorticultureVIUFAAttend conference in Ireland 
Mary O'NeillEducationVIUFAAttend Field School in Ghana 
Robert PfisterRecreation & TourismVIUFAAttend conference in Greece and Crete 
Beverly RevinECECVIUFAAttend and present at conference in Indonesia 
Ron SandlandEducationVIUFAComplete developmental and preparatory plans for field school in Belize 
Frank TheuerkornManagementVIUFADevelopment of a field school in Francedownload
Michel ValleeForestryVIUFAExplore European Partnerships in Aberdeen, Rottenberg, Florence 
Sharon WahlEducationVIUFAAttend and present at conference in London 

 

Grants awarded in February 2009

Name

Department

Affiliation

Reason

Report

Kathi Davis

Forest Technology

VIUFA

Attend the Forest Resources Technology International Field School in Hungary and Italy

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Terri Doughty

English

VIUFA

Attend conference and present paper in Norwich, U.K.

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Sandra Hagan

English

VIUFA

Participate in panel discussion on the Brontes in Haworth, U.K.

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Imogene Lim

Anthropology

VIUFA

Travel to Tanzania to develop partnerships

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Colleen McVeigh

Anthropology

VIUFA

Travel to India to develop international field school

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Barry Ostrand

Forestry

VIUFA

Travel to Nepal to assess and develop a joint proposal for a partnership with the Institute of Forestry

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Brad Piekkola

Psychology

VIUFA

Attend Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology in China

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Carol Ramey

Adult Basic Education

BCGEU

Attend Instruction Skills Workshop Conference in Qatar

 

Frances Sprout

English

VIUFA

Present paper at the Narrative Conference 2009 in Birmingham England.

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Craig McGuigan

Counselling

VIUFA

Strategic planning in Guatemala for Alianza

 

 

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Robert Pepper-Smith

Philosophy

VIUFA

Leslie Sundby

Nursing

VIUFA

Sharon Hobenshield

Student Services

VIUFA

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Grants awarded in October 2008

Name

Department

Affiliation

Reason

Report

Marilyn

Assaf

University Relations

CUPE

Attend Liberal Studies Field School in Florence

 

Caroline

Burnley

Psychology

VIUFA

Travel to India to building academic/research relationships with the University of Delhi and the DPS Society

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Brian Dick

Physics/Engineering/ Astronomy

VIUFA

Travel to Tra Vinh University in Vietnam and Asia University in Taiwan to research collaborations.

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Jeff Leese

Educational Advisor, Cowichan

VIUFA

Travel to India to participate in Developing World Connection Program.

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Marni Stanley

English

VIUFA

Travel to Europe to attend / present at conference and do research

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