Intern Journals

current interns

Current interns for 2022 and their partner organizations
Alex Dentremont Headshot

Alex D'Entremont-Smith
Arts & Humanities

Remote
SAUT & Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)

Blog

Ariana Walji headshot

Ariana Walji
Medical Science

Nairobi, Kenya
AKUH

Blog

Bashayir Alibraheem headshot

Bashayir Alibraheem
Master of Public Health

Remote 
Education for Better Living

Blog

Gurleen Arora headshot

Gurleen Arora
Health Science

Remote 
SAUT & Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)

Blog

Jacqueline Gratton headshot

Jacqueline Gratton
Master of Library & Information Science

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Lisa Shin headshot

Lisa Shin
Health Sciences

Remote 
SAUT & Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)

Blog

Mira Ismail headshot

Mira Ismail
Social Science

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Mohammad Almaradweh headshot

Mohammad Almaradweh  
Medical Science

Nairobi, Kenya
AKUH

Blog

Rachael Jensen headshot

Rachael Jensen
Arts & Humanities

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Zhihui Xiao headshot

Zhihui Xiao
Nutrition & Diatetics

Remote 
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)

Blog


Past Interns

2021 Interns

2021 Interns

Current interns for 2021 and their remote partners
Ashley Clarke Headshot

Ashley Clarke
Science

Remote 
AKUH

Blog

Caitlin Goodman headshot

Caitlin Goodman
Applied Science

Remote 
AKUH

Blog

Esraa Hassan headshot

Esraa Aly Naguib Hassan
Nutrition & Dietetics

Remote 
University of Rwanda

Blog

John Mayen headshot

John Mayen
Science

Remote 
Western International

Blog

Azadeh Odlin headshot

Azadeh Odlin
Arts & Humanities

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Jessica O'Flaherty headshot

Jessica O'Flaherty
Nutrition & Dietetics

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Julisa Rodriguez headshot

Julisa Rodriguez Serra
Genetics & Biochemistry

Remote 
Education for Better Living

Blog

Richa Sharma headshot

Richa Sharma 
Science

Remote 
Education for Better Living

Blog

Jessie Tu headshot

Jessie Tu
Medical Science

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Avery Vojvodin headshot

Avery Vojvodin
Arts & Humanities

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Ashley Ecclestone headshot

Ashley Ecclestone
Arts & Humanities

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

2020 Interns

2020 interns

Past interns for 2020 and their remote partners
Katie Butler Headshot

Katie Butler
Health Science

Remote 
University of Rwanda

Blog

Eva Chang headshot

Eva Chang
Health Science

Remote 
University of Rwanda

Blog

QingXiao Cui headshot

QingXiao Cui
Arts & Humanities

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Yasmina Gaber headshot

Yasmina Gaber
Management of Applied Science

Remote 
AKUH

Blog

Robert Guo headshot

Robert Guo
Health Science

Remote 
University of Rwanda

Blog

Jennifer Guo headshot

Jennifer Guo
Health Science

Remote 
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)

Blog

Rebecca Jackson headshot

Rebecca Jackson
Arts & Humanities

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Noah McColl headshot

Noah McColl 
Richard Ivey Business School

Remote 
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)

Blog

Olumide Olawale headshot

Olumide Olawale
Richard Ivey Business School

Remote 
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)

Blog

Amina Osman headshot

Amina Osman
Management of Applied Sciences

Remote 
Education for Better Living

Blog

Dora Parkinson headshot

Dora Parkinson
Health Science

Remote 
MikonoYetu &  SAUT

Blog

Nicole Philips headshot

Nicole Philips
Social Science

Remote 
Western International

Blog

Jade Rozal headshot

Jade Rozal
Arts & Humanities

Remote 
MikonoYetu

Blog

Gurleen Saini headshot

Gurleen Saini
Management of Applied Sciences

Remote 
MikonoYetu & SAUT

Blog

Betty Wang headshot

Betty Wang
Arts and Humanities & Richard Ivey Business School

Remote 
AKUH

Blog

Jasmine Wen headshot

Jasmine Wen
Science

Remote 
MikonoYetu & SAUT

Blog

2019 Interns

2019 Interns

Past interns for 2019 and their remote partners
Amber Silva Headshot

Amber Silva
Media in Journalism and Communication

Mwanza, Tanzania
Mikono Yetu

Blog

Ameera Kanjee headshot

Ameera Kanjee
Health Science

Nairobi, Kenya
AKUH

Blog

Amina Kassam headshot

Amina Kassam
Health Science

Nairobi, Kenya
AKUH

Blog

Iman Ahmed headshot

Iman Ahmed
Health Science

Mwanza, Tanzania
Mikono Yetu

Blog

Inaara Karsan headshot

Inaara Karsan
Medical Science

Nairobi, Kenya
AKUH

Blog

Nareesa Karmali headhot

Nareesa Karmali
Medical Science

Mwanza, Tanzania
Mikono Yetu

Blog

Sara Tracogna headshot

Sara Tracogna
Media in Journalism and Communication

Mwanza, Tanzania
Mikono Yetu

Blog

Wenjing Liu headshot

Wenjing Liu
Food and Nutrition

Juja, Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Blog

Yaoshen Fang headshot

Yaoshen Fang
Food and Nutrition

Juja, Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Blog

2018 Interns

2018 Interns

Past interns for 2018 and their remote partners
Anisah Hooda

Anisah Hooda
Health Science

Mwanza, Tanzania
Mikono Yetu

Blog

Megha Shetty

Megha Shetty
Medical Science

Mwanza, Tanzania
Mikono Yetu

Blog

Katherine Yu

Katherine Yu
Science

Mwanza, Tanzania
Mikono Yetu

Blog

 

Diane Lee

Diane Lee
Medical Science

Mwanza, Tanzania
SAUT

Blog

Kajannan Srikumar

Kajannan Srikumar
Health Science

Mwanza, Tanzania
SAUT

Blog

Liana Langley

Liana Langley
Richard Ivey Business School

Mwanza, Tanzania
Education For Better Living

Blog

Zola Ncube

Zola Ncube
Health Science

Mwanza, Tanzania
Education for Better Living

Blog

Emily Sandelli

Emily Sandelli
Food and Nutrition

Juja, Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Blog

Wenna Deng

Wenna Deng
Medical Science

Juja, Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Blog

Trevor Wright

Trevor Wright
Richard Ivey Business School

Nairobi, Kenya
AKUH

Blog

Keyona Gallucci

Keyona Gallucci
Social Science & Arts and Humanities

Kigali, Rwanda
University of Rwanda

 

Nordiah Newall

Nordiah Newell
Social Science & Arts and Humanities

Kigali, Rwanda
University of Rwanda

Blog

Michael Tesfay

Michael Tesfay
Health Science

Kigali, Rwanda
University of Rwanda

Blog

2017 Intern

2017 Interns

Past interns for 2017 and their remote partners
Photo of intern Toby Le

2016 Interns

2016 Interns

Past interns for 2016 and their remote partners
photo of intern Andrea Burke photo of intern Erin D'Souza
         
photo of intern Rayyaan Kurji photo of intern Nuria Rojas
         
photo of intern Samira Matan
  • Samira Matan
  • Health Science & Social Science
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • SAUT
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  • Blog
photo of intern Christine Wachira
         
  • Christine Wachira
  • Science & Social Science
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  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • AKUH
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  • Blog
photo of intern Iris Wu
  • Iris Wu
  • Social Science
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • SAUT
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  • Blog
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  • Alizah Merali
  • Health Science and Business Administration
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  • Juja, Kenya
  • AKUH

2015 Interns

2015 Interns 

Past interns for 2015 and their remote partners
Kathleen Walsh Rhiannon Yanush         
No photo Ross Cunningham
No photo Shabnam Medhizadah
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January 2014 - November 2014 (Megan, John, Michelle & Christina)


Past interns for 2014 and their remote partners
Megan Kuikman John Lee
michelle.jpg Christina Wilson

April 2013 - September 2013 (Anita, Emily, Fredua, Sara, Shannan & Stephanie)

Past interns for 2013 and their remote partners
Anita Lee Emily Eyles
Fredua Agyeman Sara Ataya
Shannan Crowder
  • Shannan Crowder
  • Education
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • African Probiotic Yoghurt Network
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  • Blog
Stephanie Lee

September 2012 - May 2013 (Emily, Kate & Susan)


Past interns for 2012-13 and their remote partners
Emily Trudell
  • Emily Trudell
  • Social Science
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • African Probiotic Yoghurt Network
Kate Grantham
  • Kate Grantham
  • Art & Humanities
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • African Probiotic Yoghurt Network
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  • Blog
Susan Judd
  • Susan Judd
  • Social Science
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • African Probiotic Yoghurt Network
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  • Blog
 

June 2012 - December 2012 (Linda & Megan)

Past interns for 2012 and their remote partners
Linda Marroquin
  • Linda Marroquin
  • Science
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • African Probiotic Yoghurt Network
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  • Blog
  • Poster Program
Megan Enos
  • Megan Enos
  • Microbiology & Immunology
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • African Probiotic Yoghurt Network
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  • Blog
  • Poster Program

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

Past interns for 2012 and their remote partners
Olivia Vihant Gillian Haig
Blake Barkley Photo to come
Past interns and their remote partners
Patrick Shulist
  • Patrick Shulist
  • Richard Ivey Busniess School
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  • Kigali, Rawanda
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  • Poster Program
Natasha Callender
Elissa Riel
 

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

Past interns for 2011 and their remote partners
Karly Campbell Victoria A.T. Le
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January 2011 - August 2011 (Christopher, Shannon & Darryl)

Past interns for 2011 and their remote partners
Christopher Taylor Shannon Smith
Darryl Lemon
 

May 2010 - October 2010 (Marta, Emily, Kathryn, Dane, Amanda, Emily, Kinleigh, Jackel, Kathleen & Jesse)

Past interns for 2010 and their remote partners
Marta Kopun Emily Rowe
Kathryn Morgan Dane Labonte
  • Dane Labonte
  • Environmental Sustainability
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • SNV, Dutch development organization
Past interns and their remote partners
Amanda Armstrong
  • Amanda Armstrong
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project
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  • Blog
Emily Royer
  • Emily Royer
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project
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  • Blog
Kinleigh Wiedman
  • Kinleigh Wiedman
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project
Jackel Yip
  • Jackel Yip
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project
Past interns and their remote partners
Kathleen Prendiville
  • Kathleen Prendiville
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project
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  • Blog
Jesse Hume
  • Jesse Hume
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project
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  • Blog

January 2010 - May 2010 (Oliva & Stephanie)

Past interns for 2010 and their remote partners
Oliva Vihant
  • Oliva Vihant
  • Science
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Home Hug Orphanage
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  • Blog
Stephanie Varriano

September 2009 - December 2009 (Helen, Nimi & Silvia)

Past interns for 2009 and their remote partners
Helen Awai

Helen Awai

Science

Kigali, Rwanda

Nimi Senaratna

Nimi Senaratna

Science

Kigali, Rwanda

Silvia Marroquin-Ponce

Silvia Marroquin-Ponce

Arts and Humanities

Kigali, Rwanda

Read their blog

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

Past interns for 2009 and their remote partners
Rani Suleman
  • Rani L. Suleman
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project
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  • Blog
Jennifer Eldridge
  • Jennifer Eldrige
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project

 

Amanda Armstrong
  • Amanda Armstrong
  • Richard Ivey Business School
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  • Oyugis, Kenya
  • Kabondo Jiko La Jamii Community Development Project
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  • Blog

 

Christina Wilson
  • Jon Giles
  • Social Science
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • SAUT
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  • Blog
Past interns and their remote partners
Ashley Motran
  • Ashely Motran
  • Food and Nutrition
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • SAUT
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  • Blog
Melissa Whaling
  • Melissa Whaling
  • Social Science
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  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • SAUT
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  • Blog

June 2008 - December 2008 (Sabrina & Melissa)

Past interns for 2008 and their remote partners
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.

 

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

Past interns for 2008 and their remote partners
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.

Read blog

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.

 

Past interns and their remote partners
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.

 

January 2008 - December 2008 (Stephanie & Tara)

Past interns for 2008 and their remote partners
Photo to come
  • Stephanie Irvine
  • Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2008
  • Read blog
  Photo to come
  • Tara Koyama
  • Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2008

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

Past interns for 2007 and their remote partners

Meaghan, Ruben and Alison

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

Read Meaghan's Blog | Read Alison's Blog

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

Past interns for 2007 and their remote partners

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)

Past interns for 2006 and their remote partners
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)

Past interns and their remote partners

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)

Past interns for 2005-06 and their remote partners
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)

Past interns for 2005 and their remote partners
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