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Roslyn Bern presented the award to Elisa Paloschi, producer and director of the film, shown here with Selvi and her daughter. This documentary is about a former child bride who becomes Karnataka, India’s first female taxi driver.
After the life of the film is over, Elisa wants to make sure that something sustainable is left behind, and that Selvi’s story will continue to impact women and girls across India (and beyond) – in keeping with Leacross foundation’s goals.
Elisa hopes to:
1. Shift attitudes about child marriage and open dialogue about non-traditional livelihoods for women – Grass roots and community screenings.
2. Create training opportunities for women in non-tradtional livelihoods (taxi driving to start) – Partner with NGOs and training facilities and provide training grants.
3. Create jobs in the driving business – Partner with a major bank, CSR and business development org to develop a co-op/umbrella style infrastructure for women to work together. Provide low interest loans to women to purchase cars.
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Hailey Lowden and Kaela Shea are this year’s recipients of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s Leacross intern program in bio-medical research.
Healthy Relationships for Youth (HRY) is a school-based, peer-facilitated violence prevention program developed by the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association and offered in partnership with schools locally and across Nova Scotia. The program trains students from Grades 10-12 to deliver a series of twelve HRY sessions to Grade 9 students in partnership with the classroom teacher. The interactive sessions are designed to reduce the risk of violence for youth through developing their skills and knowledge about creating and maintaining healthy relationships. HRY program info – Leacross
Antarctic expedition an eye-opener for Whitby student Alissa Sallans – read the interview
Arctic 2014 alumna Emma Lee reflects on her journey – click here
Reflections on SOI’s 2014 Arctic Expedition by Michaela Norgren – click here
A story in the London Community News about Rosie Poirier’s trip to the Arctic in July – read more…
Leah Davidson, who visited the Antarctica in 2011 as a Leacross Foundation recipient, has written an article in Imagine, a publication of the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
2010 Recipient of the Leacross Foundation Biomedical Engineering Endowment
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
As a means of combining her love for biology and mathematics, Rachel embarked to undertake studies in Biomedical Engineering and is currently pursing her Masters in Clinical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved both on campus and in the community through volunteering in fellowship services, a Saturday Mentorship Program as well as the creation of a Chinese Engineering Culture club.
Some of her previous research work includes using rehabilitation engineering and (more…)