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March 2 2011 at 10:54

George Roter featured in Globe and Mail's Leading Thinkers Series

The Globe and Mail has launched a new series looking at aid in the twenty-first century, and has called on a variety of notable leaders to share their thoughts on how aid has evolved and needs to evolve in order to best serve developing communities. EWB is prominently featured througout the series.
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January 19 2011 at 16:20

In the News | Canadian engineers test problem-solving skills in Africa

In a world of fiercely competitive charities, George Roter refuses to jazz up his sales pitch. “We bring our problem-solving approach to systemic failures that are holding back African prosperity, not the symptoms,” the president of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) tells audiences. “This might sound boring — and it is. “It’s not sexy. But it works.” Carol Goar writes in the Toronto Star.
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December 20 2010 at 10:07

Tapping into our skills: Answering the call for a new type of leader

“If the tap in your kitchen breaks, you’d probably fix it. IF the water main on your street breaks, what would it take to get you and all your neighbours out on the street, chipping in money, buying spare parts, and fixing the problem? I’d be willing to bed just about anything it wouldn’t happen. But you’d all fix your kitchen tap.”
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December 17 2010 at 15:52

Translating an approach across continents

"At first glance my job these days doesn’t look very much like engineering. But it is my 4 years at the University of Waterloo studying the ins and outs of problem solving and design that have allowed me to succeed."
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October 19 2010 at 14:27

Shifting the system: Harnessing the power of engineering to address poverty

This article appeared in the September/October issue of Engineering Dimensions, put out by the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Featuring our work in Malawi and Ghana, the article showcases the ways EWB is supporting systemic change.
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September 27 2010 at 14:00

EWB volunteer Owen Scott featured on job-search site’s Focus on Engineering!

TalentEgg, an online career resource for students and new grads, launched its “Focus on Engineering” this week, showcasing articles and resources for engineers and potential engineers. EWB volunteer Owen Scott, currently in his second year of a long-term placement in Malawi, was showcased as an example of the kind of impact engineers are having around the world.
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August 23 2010 at 10:48

EWB chapter member Erica Barnes featured in leading engineering publication

The article focuses on EWB’s work with global engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario – and specifically Erica’s important leadership role equipping her fellow engineering students to serve the world as professional engineers.
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June 10 2010 at 16:54

Our co-CEO in the Toronto Star!

Our co-CEO George Roter is featured in the Toronto Star this week speaking about EWB's work making Canada's aid more effective.
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May 25 2010 at 12:26

Duncan McNicholl takes a new perspective of poverty

Volunteer Duncan McNicholl in Malawi is helping EWB shift the common perception that Africans are destitute with his exciting new photography project 'Perspectives of Poverty'. Now, Duncan is getting recognized for his innovative work - 'Perspectives of Poverty' was featured in this past weekend's New York Post!
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