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U of T engineering students showcase international development efforts

Toronto, ON -- The University of Toronto chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) recently showcased the projects...


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May 21, 2003
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — The University of Toronto chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) recently showcased the projects it has undertaken to help people in developing countries gain access to the technology they need to improve their lives.

U of T Engineering students have EWB internships in Zambia, Bolivia, Peru and India. Projects have included improving a town’s water system, constructing a hammer mill to grind maize at a refugee camp, and developing a website and databases to link NGOs dedicated to social development issues.

The event was part of the first annual Engineers Without Borders Day a national celebration planned by the Canadian charity in March 2003 for each of its 21 chapters across the country. The organization was founded in 2000 and patterned its name and ethos on the renowned medical aid organization, Doctors Without Borders.

For more information, contact Christine Szustaczek, director of communications, U of T Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, tel. 416-978-7544 e-mail szu@ecf.utoronto.ca; or Anupam Singhal, president, U of T Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, 416-929-7565 or utoronto@ewb.ca.

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