Sylvia vander Weg
Sylvia has been a member of this community since 1999. She is married to Gerrit Jan and has three children and nine grandchildren.
After a career as a professor of nursing at both Lambton College in Sarnia and Georgian College in Barrie she retired in 2012 and was subsequently honoured by being given the title of Professor Emerita for her contribution and achievement at Georgian College.
Since her time in Kenya, East Africa as a CUSO volunteer in the late sixties she has had a keen interest in social justice and development work. For 20 years she has been instrumental in facilitating a nursing student experience in the Dominican Republic involving medical assistance to families who live in impoverished situations.
Sylvia looks forward to actively assisting the Foundation in growing and providing support to this community where the need is greatest.