Re-Thinking the Ebola Crisis

Re-Thinking the Ebola Crisis PosterWednesday, January 28, 2015 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Smorgasbord | 255, West 7th Ave., Kamloops

You’re invited to join the BC Council for International Cooperation and the Kamloops Global Awareness Network as we come together to explore and re-think ongoing challenges of the West Africa Ebola crisis within a global citizenship perspective.

Questions addressed will include a brief overview of what’s happened so far, what’s worked and what hasn’t, and finally, in a world where we are striving to share the challenges of our global realities, how can we begin thinking in terms of ‘we’ rather than ‘us’ vs. ‘them’, and what would that look like in the context of the current Ebola crisis?


Country Director for Samaritan’s Purse Liberia for the past 10 years, Kendell Kauffeldt has led the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola response since the outbreak began in early 2014, providing leadership in Liberia and from International Headquarters in Boone, North Carolina. Mr.Kauffeldt will be speaking at 6:30pm. A Q&A period will follow his presentation.

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS: (starting at 6:10pm)

  • Nick Mason, Sponsorship Manager for the We Yone Child Foundation: In a special video message, Nick will talk about the Ebola situation in Sierra Leone and how the We Yone Child Foundation is reacting to the crisis.
  • Jeremy Heighton, Developing World Connections Volunteer Participant: A local leadership speaker and business coach, Jeremy will talk about his time as a volunteer in Sierra Leone last April.


All event proceeds will be donated to BC organizations working on the Ebola crisis. For more information, please email

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Our Changing Environment – Building a Better Future

 An International Development Symposium: Our Changing Environment – Building a Better Future

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
9:00am – 3:00pm
Panorama Room, 3rd floor, International Building, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops

Join TRU faculty and students, development practitioners, social activists, grassroots organizations, and passionate individuals to share knowledge, research and field experience, and network in international development through an interactive format that will include presentations, poster and table displays. Presented by the Centre for International Social Work and Research and by the Kamloops Global Awareness Network, this symposium will engage participants on a wide range of topics including climate change and disasters, education, health, Indigenous rights and reconciliation, sustainable development, and immigration, and provides an excellent opportunity to network, share ideas, and develop new skills and knowledge in the field of international development.  Admission is free. A coffee break and lunch will be provided. To RSVP, please email