About Us » Junior Fellows

Each year the York University Chapter sends one to two volunteers overseas as part of the EWB Junior Fellow program to assist developing communities access technology and eliminate poverty. The Junior Fellowship takes place in the summer months of May - August. Volunteers will spend a few hours each month preparing for their journey which will culminate in a week long pre-departure briefing in Toronto in advance of their placement. From there, your journey begins as you set off to your destination. After four months, you will return to Canada and undergo a reintegration program in Toronto. In the months after your return, you will be required to give presentations about your experience and efforts at your placement. Previous Junior Fellows have gone to countries such as: Ghana, South Africa and Zambia.


If you are interested in the Junior Fellow volunteer experience, or have any questions, please email any of the exec asking about, we will be more than happy to assist you.


Current Junior Fellow: Mary Kuruvilla

Name: Mary Kuruvilla

Major Space Engineering

Location Zambia

Date Summer 2007

Previous Junior Fellows

Name: Samina Ullah

Major International Development

Location Upper East Ghana

Date Summer 2006

Name: Mike Stachowsky

Major Space Engineering

Location Nanumba, Ghana

Date Summer 2006

Name: Dinesha Naidoo

Major History and Political Science

Location Ghana, Volta Region & Accra

Date Summer 2005

Name: Nomusa Taylor-Dube

Major Political Science and International Development

Location Ghana, West Africa

Date Summer 2005

Name: Cale Ettenberg

Major Geomatics Engineering

Location Ghana, West Africa, Kumasi, Ashanti Region

Date Summer 2004

Name: Andre Pant

Major Space Engineering

Location Lesotho, Southern Africa

Date Summer 2004