Western Heads East

Intern Journals

2016 Interns 

photo of intern Andrea Burke
  • Andrea Burke
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Partner Organization: Mikono Yetu
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  photo of intern Erin D'Souza
         
  • Erin D'Souza
  • Juja, Kenya
  • Partner Institution: Jomo Kenyatta University  of Agriculture & Technology
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photo of intern Rayyaan Kurji
  • Rayyaan Kurji
  • Juja, Kenya
  • Partner Institution: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology
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  photo of intern Nuria Rojas
         
  • Nuria Rojas
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Partner Institution: Education For Better Living
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photo of intern Samira Matan
  • Samira Matan
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Partner Organization: St. Augustine University of Tanzania
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  photo of intern Christine Wachira
         
  • Christine Wachira
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Partner Institution: Aga Khan University Hospital
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photo of intern Iris Wu
  • Iris Wu
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Partner Organization: St. Augustine University of Tanzania
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  • Alizah Merali
  • Juja, Kenya
  • Partner Institution: Aga Khan University Hospital
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Past Interns

2015 Interns


2015 Interns 

Kathleen Walsh   Rhiannon Yanush         
No photo Ross Cunningham
No photo Shabnam Medhizadah
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  • Tara Wiedeman
  • JKUAT, Kenya
  • Summer 2015
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January 2014 - November 2014 (Megan, John, Michelle & Christina)


Megan Kuikman   John Lee
  • John Lee
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • April 2014 - August 2014
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Michelle Lane   Christina Wilson
  • Christina Wilson
  • Mwanza Tanzania
  • May 2014 - November 2014
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April 2013 - September 2013 (Anita, Emily, Fredua, Sara, Shannan & Stephanie)

Anita Lee
  • Anita Lee
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • May 2013 - August 2013
  Emily Eyles
  • Emily Eyles
  • Mwanza Tanzania
  • April 2013 - September 2013 
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Fredua Agyeman
  • Fredua Agyeman
  • Kisumu, Kenya
  • May 2013 - September 2013
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  Sara Ataya
  • Sara Ataya
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • May 2013 - August 2013
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Shannan Crowder
  • Shannan Crowder
  • Mwanza Tanzania
  • April 2013 - August 2013
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  Stephanie Lee
  • Stephanie Lee
  • Mwanza Tanzania
  • May 2013 - August 2013
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September 2012 - May 2013 (Emily, Kate & Susan)


Emily Trudell
  • Emily Trudell
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Sept. 2013 - Feb. 2013
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  Kate Grantham
  • Kate Grantham
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • January 2013 - May 2013
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Susan Judd
  • Susan Judd
  • Mwanza Tanzania
  • January 2013 - April 2013
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June 2012 - December 2012 (Linda & Megan)

Linda Marroquin   Megan Enos

April 2012 - August 2012 (Olivia, Gillian, Blake, Allyson, Patrick, Natasha & Elissa)

Olivia Vihant   Gillian Haig
Blake Barkley   Photo to come
Patrick Shulist   Natasha Callender
Elissa Riel  
 

August 2011 - December 2011 (Karly, Victoria & Ben)

Karly Campbell
  • Karly Campbell
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • August - October 2014
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  Victoria A.T. Le
  • Victoria A.T. Le
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • September - December 2011
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Ben Morgan
  • Ben Morgan
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • September - December 2011
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January 2011 - August 2011 (Christopher, Shannon & Darryl)

Christopher Taylor
  • Christopher Taylor
  • Mwanza/Arusha, Tanzania
  • January - May 2011
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  Shannon Smith
  • Shannon Smith
  • Mwanza/Arusha, Tanzania
  • Jan - May 2011
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Darryl Lemon
  • Darryl Lemon 
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • May - August 2011
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May 2010 - October 2010 (Marta, Emily, Kathryn, Dane, Amanda, Emily, Kinleigh, Jackel, Kathleen & Jesse)

Marta Kopun
  • Marta Kopun
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • May - August 2010
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  Emily Rowe
  • Emily Rowe
  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • May - August 2010
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Kathryn Morgan
  • Kathryn Morgan
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • May - August 2010
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  Dane Labonte
  • Dane Labonte
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • May - October 2010
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Amanda Armstrong
  • Amanda Armstrong
  • Oyugis, Kenyaa
  • May - August 2010
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  Emily Royer
  • Emily Royer
  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • May - August 2010
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Kinleigh Wiedman
  • Kinleigh Wiedman
  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • May - August 2010
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  Jackel Yip
  • Jackel Yip
  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • May - October 2010
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Kathleen Prendiville
  • Kathleen Prendiville
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • May - August 2010
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  Jesse Hume
  • Jesse Hume
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • May - August 2010
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January 2010 - May 2010 (Oliva & Stephanie)

Oliva Vihant
  • Oliva Vihant
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • January 2010 - May 2010
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  Stephanie Varriano
  • Stephanie Varriano
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • January 2010 - May 2010
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September 2009 - December 2009 (Helen, Nimi & Silvia)

Helen Awai

Helen Awai

Sept.- Dec. 2009

Nimi Senaratna

Nimi Senaratna

Sept. - Dec. 2009

Silvia Marroquin-Ponce

Silvia Marroquin-Ponce

Sept. - Dec. 2009

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May 2009 - Dec 2009 (Rani, Jennifer, Amanda, Jon, Ashley & Melissa)

Rani Suleman
  • Rani L. Suleman
  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • June - Aug 2009
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  Jennifer Eldridge
  • Jennifer Eldrige
  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • June - Aug 2009
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Amanda Armstrong
  • Amanda Armstrong
  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • June - Aug 2009
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  Christina Wilson
  • Jon Giles
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • May - Aug 2009
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Ashley Motran
  • Ashely Motran
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • May - Aug 2009
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  Melissa Whaling
  • Melissa Whaling
  • Mwanza Tanzania
  • May - Dec 2009
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June 2008 - December 2008 (Sabrina & Melissa)

Sabrina Mullan

Sabrina Mullan is a Health Geography student who will be assisting the Tukwamuane women's group in examining the food safety practices and improving the processes which will result in a higher quality probiotic yoghurt product.

Read Sabrina's blog

Melissa Raffoul

Melissa Raffoul will be completing her 4th year Biology thesis by examining the environmental, economic and health issues within the Mwanza community.

Read Melissa's blog

May 2008 - September 2008 (Jessica, Osama & Jamie)

Jessica Kelly

Jessica Kelly

May - Aug 2008

Jessica Kelly is an IVEY student who will be assisting the Tukwamuane women's group in developing a sustainable business plan.

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Osama Siddiqui

Osama Siddiqui

May - Aug 2008

Osama Siddiqui is an IVEY student who will be assisting the Tukwamuane women's group in developing a sustainable business plan.

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Jamie Hemsworth

Jamie Hemsworth

Jun. - Aug. 2008 

Jaimie Hemsworth is a former intern who is returning to Mwanza to continue examining the benefits of probiotic yoghurt consumption for her MSc of Food and Nutritional Sciences.


Read Jaimie's blog

January 2008 - December 2008 (Stephanie & Tara)

Photo to come
  • Stephanie Irvine
  • Jan. 2008 - Dec. 208
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  Photo to come

August 2007 - December 2007 (Meaghan, Ruben & Alison)

Meaghan, Ruben and Alison

Meaghan Horgan, Ruben Hummelen and Alison Chen (left to right)  

Read Meaghan's Blog | Read Ruben's Blog | Read Alison's Blog

June 2007 - August 2007 (Jackie, Melissa, Corinne & Kim)

Jackie, Melissa, Corinne & Kim (left to right)

Jackie Strecker, Melissa Whaling, Corinne Coulter & Kim Hodgson (left to right)

WHE is currently undertaking its largest group of internships to date. Four strong women from various backgrounds at Western are taking part in this program for the summer 2007 placement.

General foci include: continuing to look into the health benefits of probiotics, engaging the community in up-scaling of the project and creating dynamic multimedia segments highlighting the hard work of the primary participants of the program.

See Jackie's Photos

October 2006 - January 2007 (Sam and Rob)

Sam Burton
  • Sam Burton
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Oct. 2006 - Jan 2007
  Rob Stewart
  • Rob Stewart
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Oct. 2006 - Jan 2007

In October 2006, Rob Stewart and Samantha Burton headed to Mwanza for an internship reaching until early 2007. Both third-year FIMS students, the two are currently working on communications within the program, while continuing analyzing sustainability and facilitating further project development.    Read Sam and Rob's Journal

May 2006 - (Jamie, Ellena & Grace)

Jamie Hemsworth

Jamie Hemsworth

Ellena Andoniou

Ellena Andoniou

Grace Flesher 

Grace Flesher

In May 2006, two more interns headed to Mwanza, Tanzania for the third installment of WHE internship program. Ellena Andoniou, a masters geography student, and Jaimie Hemsworth, a third-year health and nutrition student from Brescia University College both remained in Mwanza over the summer. They primarily worked on nutritional studies and, along with Grace Flesher (a King's University College student), a sustainability report.

WHE former intern honoured as a Brescia University College Alumnae Trailblazer Jaimie Hemsworth '09, who was the first Brescia student to win a Morgan Medal from the Dietitians of Canada. - Read the complete story in the Western News...

 

June 2005 - April 2006 (Dallas & Jonathan)

Dallas Curow
  • Dallas Curow
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • June - August 2005
  Jonathan Birinyi
  • Jonathan Birinyi
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • June - Nov. 2005
  • January - April 2006

In June, Brian Healy and Cynthia Medeiros returned from their stay in Mwanza, Tanzania. Two new student interns, Dallas Curow, a fourth- year FIMS student, and Jonathan Birinyi, a third-year medical science student, both from Western, arrived in Mwanza in June to take over the Western Heads East project.

Read Dallas & Jonathan's Journal

January 2005 - June 2005 (Cynthia & Brian)

Cynthia Medeiros
  • Cynthia Medeiros
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Jan.- June 2005
  Brian Healy
  • Brian Healy
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Jan. - June 2005

Western Health Sciences student Cynthia Medeiros and Brian Healy (Science '03) were the pioneer interns introduced a probiotic-based yoghurt program, founded partly on the work of Brescia University College nutrition professor Sharateh Hekmat, with hopes of improving the health and economic status of the women of Mwanza, Tanzania.

Read Cynthia & Brian's Journal