Western is focused on becoming a global leader in international education. As part of this international strategy the Staff International Engagement Working Group (SIE) is developing opportunities for Western staff to participate and lead initiatives that reach beyond our campus.
To encourage global awareness and impact, Western’s staff international engagement group is establishing partnerships with several leading development organizations. We invite you investigate how to become involved and share your talents aimed at benefiting society and increasing our collective global awareness.
Consider getting involved by volunteering on the SIE Working Group or Ambassador Sub Committee. There is an email sent out to staff in December of every year to request expression of interest if you would like to join the SIE committeee.
SIE Working Group
In addition to the one-hour monthly meetings, SIE members are expected to participate in an SIE sub committee. This may involve reviewing applications and interviewing staff members for the Leave for Change or Western Staff International Exchange Program, or representing SIE at various campus events such as International Week and Staff Conference Week.
The Ambassador Sub Committee also meets monthly to explore and offer broader opportunities for staff to develop as global citizens, such as the Internationally-themed lunches. Ambassadors are also expected to participate in spreading the word about various SIE initiatives to their colleagues.
Applications are open for 2020/21 Western Staff International Exchange Program (WSIEP)
WSIEP offers participants the opportunity to broaden their professional perspectives through global job-shadowing experiences at participating host institutions. Applications for travel between May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 are now open.
Staff International Engagement Blog
Follow the travels of our Staff Experience participants on the Staff International Blog.