Conversation on Difference Making—Calling all Engineering Students, Faculty and Staff

Do you want to make a difference in a global context? Be the change.

Conversation on Difference Making

Join UBC President Arvind Gupta for conversation with Rashmi Misra, Founder & Chairperson of Vidya Integrated Education for Youth and Adults, as they share their vision on the importance of international engagement. An inspirational leader and visionary, Rashmi Misra has made an impact on over 200,000 families in the poorest communities in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru by empowering people through education.

The evening will celebrate the launch of the Global Connectivity E-Mentorship Program, a student-born initiative that focuses on the empowerment and development of women and youth in India through mentorship and training with UBC students. The program is a coordinated effort by UBC Faculties including the Sauder School of Business and Applied Science, Vidya Integrated Development for Youth and Adults in India, and the Mahindra Foundation.

Student mentors will be working with Vidya Integrated Development for Youth and Adults in India, a holistic education program empowering the underprivileged, and the Mahindra Foundation, which provides supports medical treatment and disaster relief.

For an example of the opportunity available, Global Connectivity E-Mentorship Program currently needs e-mentors for 135 underprivileged female Indian engineering students who have been sponsored by Mahindra, a large multinational engineering company in India. The program is looking for female engineering students to mentor and answer questions on differences between North America and India from a technical and social perspective.

After the conversation, interested students can ask questions about how they can be a part of the Global Connectivity E-Mentorship Program.

Space is limited; register now at:

When: November 27th, 2014
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Large Assembly Hall, Hillel House – 6145 Student Union Boulevard




ErinRose Handy
UBC Faculty of Applied Science