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Looking Back: David Turpin reflects on the past year at WUSC and his time as Chair of the Board

Earlier this January, WUSC held its 71st Annual Assembly as part of the WUSC and CECI International Forum. While there was much to celebrate, it also marked a moment of goodbye for Dr. David Turpin, the outgoing Chair of the WUSC Board of Directors. President of the University of Alberta, Dr. Turpin’s perspective and voice…

Seminar on Best Practices for Better Governance

The ARI (Andean Regional Initiative) Project concluded its activities by holding the “Seminar on Best Practices for Better Governance” on December 12 and 13, 2017 at the Hotel Los Delfines in Lima, Peru. Seminar participants included representatives from civil society, NGOs, International Cooperation, the Embassy of Canada, and local, municipal and regional government. In addition,…

2017 WUSC Alumni Award

The WUSC Alumni Award is presented each year to recognize the outstanding contributions of a member of the WUSC network. This individual demonstrates ongoing commitment to the WUSC values (inclusivity, sustainability, facilitation, integrity, and leadership) and our efforts to change the world through education, employment, and the empowerment of youth. Criteria The award is open…

Ride for Refuge 2017: Thank you for walking, riding, and supporting the SRP!

  On September 30th, over 6,000 individuals across the country gathered to participate in Ride for Refuge. This year, we were proud to walk and bike alongside 102 fellow members of the WUSC network. Together, we raised funds and awareness in support of the Student Refugee Program (SRP). So far this year, our network has…

2017 International Forum: Record Attendance, Plenty of Inspiration!

People. Profits. Planet. These three streams drew nearly 750 specialists, researchers, students, volunteers, government representatives and private sector actors involved in international development to the 2017 International Forum. More than twenty workshops set the stage for lively debates on current events and major issues in international development at this sixth annual event, jointly organized by…

Dynamic Development – 2015/2016 Annual Report

  Over the years, WUSC has formed a network of individuals passionate about our mission, within Canada and internationally. These skilled development experts and enthusiasts span generations and geographies. And they provide the foundation for our work in development. In 2015/2016, with the support of our network, we marked the beginning of several new initiatives.…
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WUSC and CLIC announce new initiative to help women access employment in Jordan’s growing healthcare sector

OTTAWA, October 30, 2016 – World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC) announced a new initiative aimed at improving women’s economic empowerment in Jordan. With the support of Global Affairs Canada, “Women’s Economic Linkages and Employment Development (WE LEAD),” will help remove the barriers that prevent women from accessing fulfilling careers in…

Participate in Global Affairs Canada’s Consultations

Global Affairs Canada recently launched a public consultation on international assistance. We are encouraging all of our WUSC members, supporters and friends to participate. Where do you think Canada can have the greatest impact in advancing Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals? Make your voice heard on Canada’s future for global development!

High-level roundtable on post-secondary response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Leaders in Canada’s post-secondary response to the Syrian refugee crisis gathered this week to discuss the role of higher education in ongoing resettlement and integration efforts. Convened by WUSC, the high-level roundtable brought together actors from diverse sectors to identify opportunities for greater collaboration and to scale the response. Participants included Canadian university, college, and…

On the path toward a brighter future for refugee youth: Education Cannot Wait

World leaders pledge to support education in emergencies at the World Humanitarian Summit The world is facing one of the greatest educational crises of our time. Right now, some of the world’s brightest minds are struggling just to make it to class in war zones and regions devastated by natural disasters around the world. If…

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