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Forum Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended!

The International Forum call for proposal deadline 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…

WUSC’s Commitments to Action for Refugee Education

  Organizations, foundations, and institutions from around the world made their commitments to refugee education today at the High-Level Meeting on Action for Refugee Education, as part of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. The High-Level meeting brought together refugee hosting states, donor governments, multilateral institutions, and representatives…
August Development Review

3 Things to Note in August in Global Development News

Here are some of the stories on global development that caught our attention in August: 1. Four million refugee children are out of school. A new report by UNHCR on education estimates that four million refugee children are out of school. This represents an increase of half a million children in just one year. Globally,…
August Development Review

3 Things to Note this July in Global Development News

Here are some of the stories on global development that caught our attention in July: 1. Immigration ministers recognize the importance of community-based refugee sponsorship programs. Earlier this month, Ministers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina, Spain, and New Zealand released a joint statement expressing their commitment to piloting or implementing community-based refugee sponsorship…

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…

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