Volunteering in Jamaica: Helping local partners build capacity in communications

By: Lais Viera, WUSC Volunteer, Jamaica Volunteering in Jamaica has been a truly gratifying, wonderful experience. As a sovereign island nation, Jamaica has so much more to offer than just gorgeous beaches. Hilly, sleepy towns, magnificent mountains, beautiful forests, freshly cultivated fields, and many other hidden treasures abound, including a rich and diverse culture and…

How can women transform the food industry for women?

  By Carole Duffréchou As part of the International Forum held in Montreal last January, WUSC and CECI welcomed Canadian women entrepreneurs from the food industry, all of whom source their products in developing countries. The following question was put to them: How can women transform the food industry for women? Hoping to share their…
Communiqué de presse

Press Release: IIE launches new platform offering scholarships and programs for displaced university students

NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 – The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education have launched an online clearinghouse to connect displaced students with opportunities to continue their education in safety around the world. With support of eight international organizations, the new IIE Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE-PEER) currently offers more than…

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…

Dynamic Development – 2015/2016 Annual Report

  Over the years, WUSC has formed a network of individuals passionate about our mission, within Canada and internationally. These skilled development experts and enthusiasts span generations and geographies. And they provide the foundation for our work in development. In 2015/2016, with the support of our network, we marked the beginning of several new initiatives.…
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Press Release: WUSC stands firm in its commitment to support refugee youth

OTTAWA, February 3, 2017 – World University Service of Canada (WUSC) expresses its concern with the recent Executive Order in the United States which has temporarily halted all refugee resettlement to the United States and barred the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. WUSC continues to stand in solidarity with the refugee community in…

Uniterra Symposia Series and International Development Week

This year International Development Week (February 5th to 11th) puts the spotlight on our collective efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and many WUSC leaders explore the theme of “Putting our purchasing power to use for people and planet” through the Uniterra One World ethical consumption campaign. Every year, WUSC Local Committee students across…

5 Reasons to Volunteer Overseas with WUSC in 2017

1. You can make a meaningful contribution to global development. Volunteering with one of WUSC’s current development programs means directly contributing to positive change in a developing country. Volunteers support our efforts in ways that no other actors can, as they work alongside our local partners. Volunteer with MERIT to help government representatives and civil…

Switching gears for a brighter future

Meet one of the young women challenging gender stereotypes and finding employment in Sri Lanka’s automotive sector. A little encouragement can go a long way on the pathway to employment. This was certainly the case for Shanika Seuwandhi who is currently following her passion as a motorcycle mechanic in Sri Lanka, despite the obstacles she…

Tanzania 2016: Collaborative research on the role of youth and technology in achieving food security

  Summary of the Uniterra International Seminar Research In the summer of 2016, Uniterra’s International Seminar brought together a team of youth leaders and mentors from all across Canada and Tanzania to research the critical role of agriculture in Tanzania’s economy, from the unique perspective of youth. Agriculture is in fact the largest sector of…

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