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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Unusual, challenging, and isolating are all words that can be used to describe the 2020-2021 academic school year. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the lives of people around the world, particularly students. Universities, colleges, and CEGEPs across Canada and around the world have shifted to online learning. Resilience is another word that comes to…
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Four Takeaways from the 2020 UNHCR Global Trends Report Just in time for World Refugee Day on June 20, UNHCR released their annual Global Trends in Forced Displacement Report. The report highlights trends and changes in forced displacement in 2020 and explores the impact of forced displacement on people around the world. It also calls…
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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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With 26 million people living with refugee status around the world, global awareness and action are urgently needed to support those fleeing conflict and/or persecution. Here are six actions you can take on World Refugee Day to help shine a light on the global displacement crisis.
Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe explores the burdens and impact of perilous migration, while considering which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish empathy and protection for migrants.
Join us on Monday, June 7 for a discussion with contributing authors of Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe. Register today!
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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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The International Seminar is an annual WUSC event for young leaders from around the world to collaborate, share ideas and create long lasting relationships. Each year explores a different contemporary development issue through youth-driven ideas, research and solutions. Since its first iteration in 1948, the International Seminar has seen thousands of participants collaborate on projects…
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Canada is a global trailblazer in feminist international assistance, on girls’ education in conflict-affected contexts, and in providing durable solutions for refugees. This has been demonstrated time again by commitments such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy, the Charlevoix Declaration, and the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. Recently, Canada once again demonstrated its commitment through…