Browsing articles from "May, 2013"
May
22
2013

Volunteering in Peru – a life-changing experience …

“Volunteering will change you in ways you never thought possible”, says Frank Hiebert, who has recently returned from a volunteering trip in Peru, organized by Developing World Connections.  Frank was part of a group of eight, ranging in age from mid 20s to over 60, based in Lima to carry out volunteer work on construction projects in the nearby slum areas. Frank’s accommodation was in a hostel-type hotel in Lima, and every day the group […]

May
10
2013

UNAOC-EF Summer School – 24-31 August, 2013

Be one of 100 youth for positive social change. Develop skills for this interconnected world through lively discussions and interactive workshops. The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC – EF Summer school. This week-long summer school brings together 100 youth (18-35) from across the globe to address pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity. Selected participants will be provided with flight, […]

May
8
2013

BC Government invests in graduate student scholarships

VICTORIA – The B.C. government is providing $900,000 for graduate student scholarships at the province’s four research-intensive universities. “These scholarships will support some of our best and brightest as they advance their graduate studies and apply their knowledge and skills to the benefit of their chosen research areas, our post-secondary education sector, and all British Columbians,” said Ralph Sultan, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology. The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University […]

May
1
2013

How to claim your tax back when you study abroad

Many Canadian students who are going abroad to study also intend to work there to cover living costs, tuition fees, trips etc. Wherever you are working in the world, the bad news is you will have to pay tax! The good news is that you can claim a lot of this money back! GoStudy has teamed up with taxback.com – a leader in international tax refund and tax filing solutions. Taxback.com will make an often very complex process […]

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