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Leacross Landing Development by Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Articles, Current News | Comments Off on Leacross Landing Development by Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

Leacross Foundation President, Roslyn Bern with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson at the inauguration of  Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa’s new build site. For more information click here –

WIFF Best of Fest Award to “Driving with Selvi”

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Articles, Current News, Education for Women, Preventing Violence | Comments Off on WIFF Best of Fest Award to “Driving with Selvi”

Best of Fest 3Roslyn 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.

For more information – click here

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Interns

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Articles, Current News, Education for Women | Comments Off on University of Ottawa Heart Institute Interns

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Kaela Shea, University of Guelph with Roslyn Bern, Leacross President and Hailey Lowden, Carleton University

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.

 

 

Leacross is partnering with HRY (Healthy Relationships for Youth)

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Articles, Children / Teen Programming, Current News, Preventing Violence | Comments Off on Leacross is partnering with HRY (Healthy Relationships for Youth)

UntitledHealthy 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

Alissa Sallans – Antarctic 2014 -15

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Articles, Current News | Comments Off on Alissa Sallans – Antarctic 2014 -15

Antarctic expedition an eye-opener for Whitby student Alissa Sallans – read the interview

Students on Ice Blogs – 2014

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Articles, Current News | Comments Off on Students on Ice Blogs – 2014

Arctic 2014 alumna Emma Lee reflects on her journey – click here

Reflections on SOI’s 2014 Arctic Expedition by Michaela Norgren – click here

 

 

Seeing the Arctic through Rosie-coloured glasses

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Articles, Current News | Comments Off on Seeing the Arctic through Rosie-coloured glasses

A story in the London Community News about Rosie Poirier’s trip to the Arctic in July – read more…

Leah Davidson’s article on her trip to Antarctica in 2011 – Journey to the Frozen Continent

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Articles, Children / Teen Programming, Current News, Environment | Comments Off on Leah Davidson’s article on her trip to Antarctica in 2011 – Journey to the Frozen Continent

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.

Here is the link to Leah’s article.

 

Rachel Zhang

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Articles | Comments Off on Rachel Zhang

Rachel Zhang
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…)