John Conway and Michael Clague in 1960- Podcast #67

Michael Clague and Brian Marson wrote to President of UBC McKenzie and initiated the first meeting of "CUSO west"

Professor Cryril Belshaw and many more were to participate in sending the first 2 volunteers from BC. The two home economists who were posted to Ghana were from UBC. In June 1961 Jocelyn King and Judy Foote left on assignment.

Recipient of the Order of Canada- Michael Clague is described as compassionate, innovative and committed, Michael Clague has been tireless in his efforts to improve the lives of society's most disadvantaged members. For decades, he worked in community development at the local, provincial and national levels. He is perhaps best known as the driving force behind Vancouver's Britannia Community Service Centre, and as the creative, resourceful former head of the Carnegie Community Centre, in the troubled Downtown Eastside. Bringing diverse interests together, particularly through arts programming, he supported the efforts of residents to strengthen their sense of community and possibility.

Read: The Land of Lost Content- A History of CUSO by Ian Smillie and learn more


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