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Market Systems Development Training

Training Opportunity: Engendered Market Systems Development

Learn more about this leading approach in economic development Market Systems Development is an approach in economic development that focuses on the role of markets in poverty reduction, systems analysis, incentives, sustainability, and scale. The Market Systems Development approach was first developed in the UK and has since been adopted by various government organizations, such…

Empowerment through Education: A Global Agenda for Women and Girls

Join us in discussion on the challenges and solutions to education for women and girls around the world. Globally, more than 130 million girls are not attending primary or secondary school. During times of crisis and displacement, the situation worsens; refugee girls at the secondary level are only half as likely to enroll as refugee…

Moving the Needle on Gender Equality: A Women Deliver Mobilization Event at the 2019 Forum

Gender inequality continues to be key global concern. Unequal power relations between genders undermines our potential for progress around the world. When women and men do not have equal access to resources or equal opportunities to take part in decision-making, there are direct economic and social costs. Gender equality is therefore central to the creation…

2019 International Forum: Save the Date and Call for Proposals

Note: The deadline for call for proposals has been extended! The new deadline to submit a session proposal for the 2019 WUSC and CECI International Forum is Sunday, October 14, 2018! Thank you to everyone who has already submitted a proposal for the 2019 International Forum. If you have not already done so, please be sure to fill…

Third Annual Roundtable Discussions: Social Enterprise and Higher Education Institutions

WUSC is pleased to announce that we will host our third annual roundtable discussion for members on Thursday November 22, 2018. This year’s theme will be “Social Enterprise and Higher Education Institutions: Optimizing Development Impact”. The event will take place in the afternoon, following a workshop for WUSC members who are new to the Student…

2018 International Seminar on Women in Entrepreneurship

When you think back to what you thought you could be when you were growing up, the chances are that ‘mobile app developer’ was not an option you considered. The employment landscape has changed so much over the years. And it will only keep on changing, fast. Entrepreneurs play a big part in determining the…
Bill McNeill

A Celebration of Life – Bill McNeill

WUSC invites Bill McNeill’s many friends and colleagues to celebrate his life on Sunday, 17 June 2018. The Celebration will be held at WUSC’s office, 1404 Scott Street, Ottawa from 2 to 5 pm. Refreshments and a light snack will be served. We are also pleased to announce that the Bill McNeill Memorial Fund has…

Uniterra Symposia Series and International Development Week 2018

This year, International Development Week (February 4th to 10th) encourages all Canadians to be Partners for a Better World, and WUSC Local Committee members across Canada are pleased to contribute to making this #OneWorld a better place by raising awareness and sparking change on campus and in their community! Each year, many Local Committees participate…
Leah Katerberg

Register now for the 2018 WUSC and CECI International Forum

Registration is now open for the 2018 WUSC and CECI International Forum   Deepening inequalities, forced displacement, climate change, and extremism are global challenges. They demand global solutions. Yet intensifying nationalism, xenophobia, and distrust of international cooperation are threatening our ability to collaborate across borders. How can we ensure we meet the scale of these…

WUSC’s Second Annual Roundtable Discussion

Increasing access to quality higher education for refugee and displaced youth WUSC, in collaboration with Carleton University and York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies, will be convening representatives from Canadian post-secondary institutions and other stakeholders to explore how to increase access to higher education and employment for refugee and displaced youth, using technology and innovative…

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