Western University students go to bat for Cuba

Paul Mayne/Western News Western kinesiology professor Darwin Semotiuk swings one of the The Original Maple Bat Corporation products he and his students took with them to Cuba.

Each March for the past six years, Western University kinesiology professor Darwin Semotiuk has been taking a group of his students to Cuba.

It’s all a part of the Study Abroad course, offered as an academic credit to senior graduate and undergradute students. The course involved thirteen weeks of classes and eight days in Cuba.

“It’s been really great experience for our students and one that we’ve been able to factor in a humanitarian component, so the idea of giving more than taking is very much present,” Semotiuk said.