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Common Threads VI — The Sustainable Society: Applications now being accepted

Common Threads is the name of OSSTF/FEESO's international solidarity program which offers members the opportunity to travel abroad and conduct research resulting in the creation of new progressive curriculum on critical issues.

Building on the success of previous projects, our Union is announcing its sixth Common Threads theme: The Sustainable Society.

Three topics of “sustainability” are mentioned by journalists, politicians, business leaders, and advocacy groups; what is not often discussed is the topic of a “sustainable society”.  The topic would explore the approaches taken to achieve/maintain social justice, equity, fairness, and democracy by contrasting and comparing two countries, primarily Norway and Venezuela. The project team would then examine those approaches in contrast to Canada as part of the North America. This promises the development of rich curriculum on this timely issue.

Applicants to this project must be active members in good standing who are prepared to commit to the entire project which involves orientation, travel, and then considerable volunteer follow up work to complete the Common Threads VI resource. A current and valid passport will be required. The Union will cover the cost of travel and accommodation as necessary to complete the project. We are looking for a team of five OSSTF/FEESO members.

Please refer to the application form (PDF) for additional details on preferences and selection.  Members must send a current curriculum vitae (CV) together with the application, a covering letter and a letter of recommendation from their local bargaining unit president or district president.

Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014.

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