Students Take Part in Homeless Campaign
Friday, March 13, 20091 Comment
The students will sleep outside on campus, rely on donated meals and will not have access to money or showers. The students must remain on campus the entire week, attend all their classes and maintain employment and extracurricular activities.
The goal is to raise money and awareness of homelessness, with proceeds from the Guelph fundraiser going to Wyndham House, a local organization that provides co-operative housing for youth.
U of G is among nine universities from across Canada taking part in the campaign. The students will be homeless from March 15 at 5 p.m. until March 20 at 5 p.m.
The campaign, which started in 2006, was created by three University of Alberta business students as a way to support the disadvantaged and help change public perceptions of business students.
This is the second year business students from Guelph are taking part in the event. Participating students are: Graeme Close, marketing management; Michelle Siman, hotel and food administration; Jaclyn Bell, marketing management; Joshua Nasielski, Environmental Economics and Policy; and Marc Tytus, Hotel and Food Administration .
The Guelph group will be sharing their experiences through a blog. Pledges to the campaign may be made online or to the students in person. More information about the campaign is available online.
For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt at Ext. 53338, or Barry Gunn, Ext. 56982, .