Help Ryan get to his school program in Toronto!

Ryan was accepted to discuss his doctoral research at the Oxford Internet Institute's summer school in Toronto this July. Problem is, since he's writing his dissertation, he's not eligible for his school's (University of Washington) financial support. ...

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Hi everyone! I'm a doctoral candidate in geography at University of Washington, writing my dissertation in Monterey, CA. Read more about my work at http://burnsr77.github.io

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Ryan was accepted to discuss his doctoral research at the Oxford Internet Institute's summer school in Toronto this July. Problem is, since he's writing his dissertation, he's not eligible for his school's (University of Washington) financial support. At over $3000 for tuition and airfare, he's turning to *YOU* to help him get there!

The program will have *huge* positive benefits on his long-term career. He's already pitched in a few hundred bucks of his own money, and is considering selling toast on eBay to make up the difference (kidding!). But if that falls through, *every dollar* you can help him with will be awesome! Seriously, **anything** you can contribute will help immensely. The tuition is due by the end of the month, but the airfare can wait until later.

In case you're curious, Ryan's studying the ways new technologies are impacting disaster and humanitarian management strategies. He's mostly looking at techs like Ushahidi, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Standby Task Force, and the Digital Humanitarian Network. He just got back from 7 months in Washington DC working for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for his research. You can read more about his work and his scattered thoughts at http://students.washington.edu/rlburns (down until Monday 5/6)
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