November 29, 2019
Dr. Reid spearheaded Fermented Food for Life, a Western University-led program that teaches yogurt production to women in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya as a means of addressing rural poverty and malnutrition.
November 29, 2019
It has been 15 years since Western Heads East first introduced a social enterprise around its probiotic yogurt in Africa. Now, they are looking to replicate that success closer to home thanks to a partnership with London’s Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU).
November 26, 2019
When UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis challenged Western University in 2002 to help with the crisis, we decided on a social enterprise response
August 12, 2019
June 18, 2019
Join us for an evening of connection, fashion, food and shopping! Buy jewelry, baskets, colourful scarves and other craft items from Rwanda . Enjoy shopping from Fabulous Finds Boutique and a variety of other unique local market vendors!
April 03, 2019
Dr. Gregor Reid's extraordinary scholarly career has been recognized with the Distinguished University Professor award.
March 23, 2019
Former WHE Intern Katherine Yu was chosen to attend the 5 Year Anniversary celebration of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship is an award to support and empower young global leaders. The night was a great success and a number of scholarship recipients and notable public individuals met together to celebrate this milestone and discuss past achievements and future aspirations. Katherine goes on to describe her impressions of the event.
February 15, 2019
Applications for Global MINDS Fellowship 2019 - 2020, an academic incubator hosted at Western which is aimed at tackling mental health and substance abuse issues, are now open.
February 04, 2019
This news article relays Dr Reid's recent journey to South Africa, where he visited the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Center. Dr Reid tells us of his lecture on probiotics to the adolescents there, of the potential future of probiotics in South Africa, as well as of his general impressions of the visit.
January 30, 2019
The Western Heads East Fundraising & Education Committee is a student team who is responsible for the fundraising and educational/awareness campaigns throughout the year. We are seeking two motivated and passionate students to Co-Chair the 2019-2020 committee!
January 21, 2019
Western Heads East's semi-annual Newsletter is once again here, with updates from the Fundraising and Education Committee, information on Internships, Africa Western Collaboration Day, Critical Global Learning and some of the latest news on Probiotic Research.
January 10, 2019
The rapid expansion of internationalization efforts in higher education worldwide has led to more students going abroad on practicum, volunteer and internship placements in development organizations or with community groups around the world. While a noble cause, many universities are ramping up their efforts, often at the expense of developing critically engaged students, but more significantly, at the expense of their host communities.
December 20, 2018
Anisah Hooda spent three months in Mwanza, Tanzania summer 2018 interning with a women's empowerment NGO through Western Heads East and shares her take on the experience from deciding on applying, to the highs and lows, and the learning she came away with.
December 17, 2018
Ethical engagement in mobility programs is a choice. In 2018, Robert Gough (Western University), Farzana Karim-Haji (The Aga Khan University) and Dr. Pamela Roy (Consultancy for Global Higher Education) developed an evidence-based holistic model for ethical mobility programs.
December 14, 2018
December 12, 2018
Toby Le, 4th year Medical Sciences student discusses the research he is doing in Dr. Sharareh Hekmat's lab at Brescia University College on pulses; a type of nutritious legume with dry edible seeds. Pulses have been declared by the United Nations as one of the most important crops in the world. This research looks at assessing the effectiveness of different pulses as vehicles for GR-1 probiotics.
April 19, 2021
The student-led Fundraising & Education Committee has been busy first semester with an Online Auction, Africa-Western Collaborations Day and O-Serves to name a few events! With January now underway, plans for second semester are in full swing.