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WUSC and CECI, Proud of our Volunteers!

As we celebrate Canada Day today, we wish to honour the engagement of the thousands of Canadians who contribute each year to creating a more equal world by giving their time and sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise as international volunteers. Through their engagement, optimism, willingness and concrete daily actions working with local partners, these…
August Development Review

3 Things to Note this June in Global Development News

Here are some of the stories on global development that caught our attention in June: 1. Canada and partners announce historic investment in education for women and girls in crisis and conflict situations. At the close of the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Québec earlier this month, Canada, along with the European Union, Germany, Japan, the…
August Development Review

3 Things to Note this May in Global Development News

Here are some of the stories on global development that caught our attention in May: 1. New report highlights practical and creative ways to deliver on Canada’s commitment to a feminist international assistance policy. The MATCH International Women’s Fund and Nobel Women’s Initiative released a new report, Shifting the Power: Opportunities for Innovative Partnerships with…
August Development Review

3 Things to Note this April in Global Development News

Here are some of the stories on global development that caught our attention in April: 1. Prime Minister Trudeau speaks out on the importance of girls’ education in crises in advance of the G7 Leaders’ Summit. Girls are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys in times of crises. Yet it…

Inclusive Development – 2016/2017 Annual Report

Last year was very exciting for WUSC. We celebrated the start of new projects and the renewal and growth of others. From opening offices in two new countries to having the highest number of Local Committee members to date, there was much to celebrate. All of these achievements and successes are presented in our most…

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…

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