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Current Interns

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Megan Kuikman
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
Jan. 2014 - Jul. 2014
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John Lee
[ Nairobi, Kenya ]
Apr. - Aug. 2014
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Michelle Lane
[ Nairobi, Kenya ]
May - Aug. 2014
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Christina Wilson
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
May - Nov. 2014
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Past Interns

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Apr. 2013 - Sept.2013
(Anita, Emily, Fredua, Sara, Shannan and Stephanie)
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Anita Lee
[ Kigali, Rwanda ]
May - Aug. 2013
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Emily Eyles
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
Apr. - Sept. 2013
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Fredua Agyeman
[ Kisumu, Kenya ]
May - Sept. 2013
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Sara Ataya
[ Kigali, Rwanda ]
May - Aug. 2013
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Shannan Crowder
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
Apr. - Aug. 2013
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Stephanie Lee
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2013
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Sept. 2012 - May 2013
(Emily, Kate & Susan)
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Emily Trudell
[ Mwanza, Tanzania ]
Sep. - Feb. 2013
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Kate Grantham
[ Mwanza, Tanzania ]
Jan. - May. 2013
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Susan Judd
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
Jan. - Apr. 2013
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Jun. 2012 - Dec. 2012
(Linda & Megan)
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Linda Marroquin
[ Mwanza, Tanzania ]
Sep. - Dec. 2012
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Megan Enos
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
June - Dec. 2012
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Apr. 2012 - Aug. 2012
(Olivia, Gillian, Blake, Allyson, Patrick, Natasha & Ellissa)
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Olivia Vihant
[ Kigali, Rwanda ]
May - Aug. 2012
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Gillian Haig
[ North Maragoli, Kenya ]
May - Aug. 2012
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Blake Barkley
[ North Maragoli, Kenya ]
May - Aug. 2012
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Allyson Larkin
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2012
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Patrick Shulist
[ Kigali, Rwanda ]
Apr. - Jul. 2012
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Natasha Callender
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2012
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Ellissa Riel
[ Nairobi, Kenya ]
May - Aug. 2012
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Aug. 2011 - Dec. 2011
(Karly, Victoria & Ben)
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Karly Campbell
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
Aug. - Oct. 2011
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Victoria A.T. Le
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
Sept. - Dec. 2011
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Ben Morgan
[ Mwanza Tanzania ]
Sept. - Dec. 2011
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Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2011
(Christopher, Shannon & Darryl)

Christopher Taylor
[ Mwanza/Arusha, Tanzania ]
Jan. - May 2011
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Shannon Smith
[ Mwanza/Arusha, Tanzania ]
Jan. - May 2011
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Darryl Lemon
[ Mwanza, Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2011
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May 2010 - Oct. 2010
(Marta, Emily, Kathryn, Amanda, Emily, Kinleigh, Jackel, Kathleen, Jesse & Dane)

Marta Kopun [ Arusha, Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Emily Rowe [ Arusha, Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Kathryn Morgan [ Mwanza, Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Dane Labonte [ Mwanza, Tanzania ]
May - Oct. 2010
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Amanda Armstrong [ Oyugis, Kenya ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Emily Royer [ Oyugis, Kenya ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Kinleigh Wiedman [ Oyugis, Kenya ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Jackel Yip [ Oyugis, Kenya ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Kathleen Prendiville [ Mwanza, Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Jesse Hume [ Mwanza, Tanzania ]
May - Aug. 2010
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Jan. 2010 - May 2010
(Olivia & Stephanie)
Olivia Vihant
Jan. - May 2010
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Stephanie Varriano
Jan. - May 2010
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Sept. 2009 - Dec. 2009
(Helen, Niimi & Silvia)
Rwanda
Helen Awai
Sept. - Dec. 2009
Nilmi Senaratna
Sept. - Dec. 2009
Silvia Marroquin-Ponce
Sept. - Dec. 2009
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May 2009 - Dec 2009
(Rani, Jennifer, Amanda, Jon, Ashley & Melissa)
Oyugis/Kenya Interns
Rani Lubna Suleman
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Jun. - Aug. 2009
Jennifer Eldridge
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Jun. - Aug. 2009
Amanda Armstrong
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Jun. - Aug. 2009
Mwanza/Tanzania Interns
Jon Giles
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May - Aug. 2009
Ashley Motran
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May - Aug. 2009
Melissa Whaling
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May - Dec. 2009
Jun. 2008 - Dec. 2008
(Sabrina & Melissa)
Sabrina Mullan
Jun. - Nov. 2008
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.
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Melissa Raffoul
Aug. - Dec. 2008
Melissa Raffoul will be completing her 4th year Biology thesis by examining the environmental, economic and health issues within the Mwanza community.
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May 2008 - Sept. 2008
(Jessica, Osama & Jaimie)
Jessica Kelly
May - Aug. 2008
Osama Siddiqui
Jun. - Sep. 2008
Jessica Kelly and Osama Siddiqui are both IVEY students who will be assisting the Tukwamuane women's group in developing a sustainable business plan.
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Jaimie 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.
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Jan. 2008 - Apr. 2008
(Stephanie & Tara)
Aug. 2007 - Dec. 2007
(Meaghan, Ruben & Alison)
Alison Chen
Meaghan Horgan, Ruben Hummelen and Alison Chen (left to right)
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Jun. 2007 - Aug. 2007
(Jackie, Melissa, Corinne & Kim)
Jackie Strecker, Melissa Whaling, Corinne Coulter, Kim Hodgson
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.

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Oct. 2006 - Jan. 2007
(Sam & Rob)
Sam Burton Sam Burton Rob Stewart Rob Stewart
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 -
(Jaimie, Ellena & Grace)
Jamie Hemsworth Jaimie 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...
Jun. 2005 - Apr. 2006
(Dallas & Jonathan)
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.
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Dallas
Dallas Curow
June - August 2005
Jonathan
Jonathan Birinyi
June - November 2005
January - April 2006
Jan. 2005 - Jun. 2005
(Cynthia & Brian)
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.
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Cynthia
Cynthia Medeiros
Brian
Brian Healy
 
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