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Congratulations, Vinod Rajasekaran, the 2021 Winner of the Lewis Perinbam Award

Congratulations, Vinod Rajasekaran, the 2021 Winner of the Lewis Perinbam Award

WUSC, in collaboration with Cooperation Canada and the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Innovation and Impact Awards in Honour of Lewis Perinbam. The award was presented during a virtual ceremony held on February 9, 2022. Individual Award Winner: Vinod Rajasekaran Vinod Rajasekaran is Publisher and…
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IGNI+E Your Passion for Global Development with WUSC

Introducing WUSC's Flagship International Volunteer Cooperation Initiative: IGNI+E

Our 2020-2021 Annual Report: Reimagining a new future for young people

We are excited to share our 2020-2021 Annual Report!  Despite the challenges and new realities presented by the pandemic, 2020-2021 was full of achievements, milestones, and learnings. Our Annual Report provides an overview of our work and illustrates the progress we have made towards our vision and mission to improve education, economic, and empowerment opportunities…
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International volunteer departures have resumed!

Canada lifted its general non-essential travel restriction on October 21, 2021. WUSC is now in a position to resume international departures.

Roundtable : State of Play on Refugee Leadership: Young Refugee Leaders in Conversation with Allies

Event Description WUSC and the Global Refugee Youth Network (GRYN) are pleased to invite you to our virtual Roundtable Discussion, State of Play on Refugee Leadership: Young Refugee Leaders in Conversation with Allies. The virtual event will take stock of the state of refugee youth leadership globally and explore key trends, existing partnerships, best practices…

WUSC partners with Camosun and Canadian workplaces to welcome nine refugee youth from Kenya to British Columbia through HIRES

CANADA (Nov. 9, 2021) – This fall, WUSC and Camosun College welcomed nine refugee youth from Kenya to British Columbia, Canada through HIRES, a unique new employment-linked sponsorship pathway in collaboration with Tofino’s hospitality sector. Participants will complete a two-month hospitality management education program at Camosun College in Victoria before joining their new workplaces and…

5 Takeaways from the 2021 UNHCR Education Report

In September, UNHCR published their annual Education Report. The report, titled Staying the course: challenges facing refugee education, focuses on key trends and changes in access to education for refugees. It is the most comprehensive data analysis conducted by UNHCR on refugee education, covering over 40 host countries and over half of the combined refugee…

Return to School

Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in complex ways. Research shows that when a disaster hits, women and girls are some of the most vulnerable and highly affected, and this has proven true during the pandemic as well. Millions of women and girls have left…

How Jacob Pursued his Dreams Through the WUSC Student Refugee Program

Jacob has always been passionate about his studies. While growing up in a refugee camp in Uganda, he devoted a lot of time to studying to achieve his dream: to win a scholarship to study aerospace engineering at a university. He did well on the final exams to get his high school diploma, with an…
World Refugee Day Spotlight Series 2021

World Refugee Day Spotlight Series

On Sunday, June 20 we celebrated 20 years of World Refugee Day. In recognition of this important milestone we launched a Spotlight Series profiling 20 + refugees, one a day for 20 days leading up to World Refugee Day. The objective of this campaign was to highlight the work of refugee leaders and changemakers who…

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