Volume 13, Number 2 September 9, 2005

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International exchange students get help with kitchen wares

Kitchen Kupboard volunteer Shristi Joshi, left, a business 
              economics student from Nepal, shows French exchange student Nathalie 
              Fersing some of the items she can choose from to outfit her kitchen 
              for her term at the U of S

Kitchen Kupboard volunteer Shristi Joshi, left, a business economics student from Nepal, shows French exchange student Nathalie Fersing some of the items she can choose from to outfit her kitchen for her term at the U of S.

Photo by Lawrence McMahen

International exchange students who need kitchen wares for their home-away-from-home and all foreign students needing warm clothing for the cold Saskatchewan winter are again getting help from International Student Advisor Kurt Tischler’s office.

Tischler is co-ordinating the ninth annual Winter Clothing Giveaway and the first annual Kitchen Kupboard utensils and dishes lending program.

This fall, in Rm. 69 in Lower Saskatchewan Hall, the Kitchen Kupboard will offer – for exchange students only – everything from utensils, dishes and cups to coffee makers and pots and pans.

Most items have been donated by faculty and staff during the 2004-05 academic year, and Tischler directs a warm thank-you to them for the support.

He says the space and the building materials to enclose the room were donated by the Residences Office and construction of the room’s walls was generously provided by Facilities Management Division.

“There are about 50 exchange students on campus, and we’re limiting them to two items of plates, cups and utensils, a toaster, and one or two pots and pans each,” he says.

Students sign for the items they take, promising to bring them back when their exchange is over. “When we build up more stock, we’ll open the service up to all international students.”

The annual winter clothing exchange will be on again in early October for many of the University’s 1,200 international students who need warm clothing.

Tischler asks the campus community to donate kitchen items or mitts, gloves, scarves, tuques and especially parkas and sweaters in good, clean condition. Clothing can be dropped off weekdays in Rm. 60, Lower Place Riel. For pick-up of donations call 966-4925.


For more information, contact communications.office@usask.ca


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