Vanier Water Action for Access (VWAFA)

Did you know… Almost fifty per cent of the developing world’s population lack adequate sanitation facilities and over 884 million people don’t have access to safe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services kills and sickens thousands of people every day and has particularly negative effects on the lives of girls […]

Habitat For Humanity: Paraguay Trip

Joey Doherty went to Paraguay as part of Habitat For Humanity thanks to the John Pitre Scholarship. Last spring I decided to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, in particular Global Village Paraguay. I chose to volunteer for many reasons but my primary reason was to see the world from a different point of view then […]

Summer in Senegal: Colin Fairbank

Colin Fairbank went to Senegal through the Québec Sans Frontières program this summer and taught a local elementary school! I would like to thank the Vanier College Foundation once again for sponsoring me on my recent volunteer trip to Senegal, Africa. I was able to participate in this opportunity through the Québec Sans Frontières program, […]

Canada World Youth: The Greatest Journey of My Life

Dylann McLean graduated from Vanier in 2002 in Honours Social Science and International Studies. Read about her experience volunteering in Alberta and South Africa through Canada World Youth. Very early in January 2004, I began to hunt around for something interesting and related to my field of study that I could do for the summer. […]

The Humanitarian Experience: Realities of a Journey to Africa

Jessica Laflamme is a jazz voice music major at Vanier College. She went to Uganada and Rwanad for four weeks to participate in a humanitarian trip through Music For Life Institute. The sun rose to welcome another day  in Africa. I got up, ate breakfast with the  rest of the team of volunteers and we […]

Vanier Education for All (VEFA)

Mission This project focus on the need for universal primary education in sub-Saharan Africa with particular emphasis on the inaccessibility of education for girls. Goals of the Project and Vanier College This project is aligned with the goals and objectives of Vanier. Read the College’s Mission Statement here. A project that involves students analyzing and […]

An Internship in the Dominican Republic

Cailtlin Myles is a former Vanier student who worked as a volunteer for four semesters in the Learning Centre. She was the recipient of a Millenium Scholarship and still returns regularly to Vanier to do volunteer work. She graduated from McGill University in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics, and an […]

Modern Languages Trip to Costa Rica, 2006

A group of Modern Languages students from Vanier College accompanied faculty member José Theodosiadis on a remarkable trip to Costa Rica. This trip included visits to local points of interest as well as a memorable visit to an orphanage and much, much more.

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