Helping academic peers prosper
Dr. Susan Elliott is a medical geographer,
a professor at Ontario’s University of
Waterloo and adjunct professor with the
United Nations University Institute for
Water, Environment and Health.
Her research focuses primarily on water.
She is also a Christian. So it’s not surprising
she has spent a fair bit of time in Africa –
where access to safe, clean water can pose
one of life’s greatest daily challenges.
But even as she was helping to bring
clean water and sanitation to some of our
Scholars are stereotypically thought of as people who live in libraries or behind lecterns. They learn for a living, and give back by passing on their learning to others. Many of
the Christian men and women who teach
in Canada’s private and public universities
also do some of their giving back away
from institutional settings in Canada’s
urban centres and overseas. They are
finding creative ways to serve. Faith Today
brings you three of their stories.
academics serve their
communities in creative
and transformative ways
BY PATRICIA PADDE Y
(above) Susan Elliott; (below) Elliott at work in Uganda.