Scholarship and Bursary Lunch, January 30, 2016

At the VICTORIA GOLF CLUB, 12 noon to 2 pm

Our speaker will be Rebeccah Nelems,
Trudeau Scholar and recipient of the CFUW Margaret Dale Philp award. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Victoria in the department of Sociology and Cultural, Social and Political Thought.
Her topic will be “Exploring Empathy in a Digitalized, Globalized World.” Rebecca has spent several years working for a wide range of youth service agencies and international agencies such as CIDA, IDRC, Oxfam, the UNDP and UNICEF, working in the areas of human rights, children’s rights, gender equality and community development.
Her current research “will explore and compare youth conceptions of empathy alongside an examination of how empathy is increasingly being taught in Canadian schools. Her research will also consider what empathy as a social good can mean this particular juncture in Canadian history.”

This is our one chance to meet the amazing young women we sponsor, so we’re hoping to see many of you there.

If you are interested in attending please contact us. The deadline for registration is January 22.