Retired educators needed abroad

September 20, 2007

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If you’re a retired university administrator, faculty or staff member now’s your chance to put your invaluable skills to use once again—and feed your travel bug in the bargain.

Volunteer your talents in the developing world with Academics for Higher Education and Development—Universitaires pour l’éducation supérieure et le développement (AHED—UPESED). This Canadian bilingual NGO needs you. Philosophy professor emeritus Steven Davis will be on hand to tell you about it, Wed. Sept. 26, 12 pm, Burnaby campus’ Halpern Centre, room 126.

Education is critical to achieving sustainable development, and considerable aid money and effort has been spent on primary and secondary education in developing countries. But little attention has been given to higher education. AHED—UPESED’s goal is to contribute to sustainable development by sending highly trained and experienced college and university staff, administrators and professors to share their expertise with institutions and ministries of higher education in developing countries.

Davis’ lecture, Volunteering in the Developing World: Academics for Higher Education and Development, is the first of the SFU Retirees Association’s (SFURA) 2007–08 lecture series—all open to the SFU community and guests. Information: www.sfu.ca/retirees/ or retirees-executive@sfu.ca.
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