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…
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WUSC encourages Canadian universities, colleges and CEGEPs to support Afghan refugees through the Student Refugee Program.
WUSC is inviting Canadian post-secondary education institutions to increase their support to Afghan refugees through its Student Refugee Program
Press Release: Three Refugee Olympic athletes bound for Canada to pursue their postsecondary education after Tokyo Games
Three athletes from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Refugee Olympic Team, Rose Nathike Likonyen, Paulo Amotun Lokoro and James Nyang Chiengjiek have been offered admission to Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario for the 2021-2022 academic year through a new complementary pathway of WUSC’s long-standing Student Refugee Program.
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Canadian organizations welcome G7 commitment on girls’ education, and call for funding to back ambition
A leading coalition of Canadian education organizations, the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcomes the newly announced G7 Declaration, Girls Education: The Heart of COVID-19 Recovery and Unlocking Agenda 2030.
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Cooperation Canada and WUSC, in collaboration with the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Innovation and Impact Awards in Honour of Lewis Perinbam. Kehkashan Basu, Founder of the global social innovation enterprise Green Hope Foundation, and Développement international Desjardins (DID) are this year’s individual and organizational…
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The Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC), in collaboration with the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, are pleased to announce the recipients of the Impact and Innovation Awards in Honour of Lewis Perinbam. Jim Cornelius, the Executive Director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and iDE Canada are this year’s individual and…
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Press Release: New Private Sector-NGO Partnership to Increase Access to Higher Education Financing for Women in Ghana
CANADA (July 24, 2019) — A new partnership between Brighter Investment, a British Columbia-based social enterprise, and WUSC, a Canadian non-profit organization working in over 25 developing countries, seeks to increase access to higher education financing for marginalized young women in Ghana. Since it first started supporting students in Ghana in 2015, Brighter Investment has made…
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Press Release: 2018 Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development Winner: The Honourable Senator Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont.
We are pleased to announce that the recipient honoured with the 2018 Lewis Perinbam Award is the Honourable Senator Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont. Ratna Omidvar is an internationally recognized voice on migration, diversity and inclusion. She came to Canada from Iran in 1981 and her own experiences of displacement, integration and citizen engagement have been the foundation…
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Local Committee of the Year Award, York-Keele Local Committee! Announced annually at the WUSC and CECI International Forum, the Local Committee of the Year Award is awarded by the Board of Directors to recognize the recent contribution of a group of students to international development and the Student…
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We are pleased to announce that the recipient honoured with the 2017 Lewis Perinbam Award is Dr. Robert Muggah. Robert is a Canadian political scientist whose work over the past two decades has impacted millions of people; reducing armed violence in some of the world’s most challenging conflict settings through policy, practice, and academia. As…