Supporting Girls’ Education in Crisis on World Refugee Day

The unprecedented global displacement crisis is only getting worse Every day, on the news, we hear about tragic stories of people whose lives have been forever altered due to conflicts and crises in their home country. The frequency of this news could make us immune to the seriousness of the situation. On this World Refugee Day,…

Congratulations to the class of 2018!

On this year’s World Refugee Day, join us in celebrating the achievements of our most recent Student Refugee Program (SRP) graduates. Over the past four years, 437 refugee youth were welcomed onto Canadian campuses through the SRP. Because of your support, many of these students are now graduating and taking the next steps on their…

One student’s determination leads to refugee sponsorship at a Quebec CEGEP

By Catherine Traer and Gisèle Nyembwe | This story was originally published by UNHCR Canada. Read the original here. [article in French only] LEVIS, Canada – Catherine Dufort, a humanities and languages student at Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon, did not let herself be intimidated by the daunting task of convincing the entire school’s administration to sponsor a refugee to come…

2017 International Seminar Research Summary

In July of 2017, 21 youth leaders from Canada and Bolivia gathered in La Paz, Bolivia, for the 2017 International Seminar on sustainable community tourism. An extraordinary human adventure Living up to its reputation, the 2017 International Seminar was an incredibly enriching experience. It provided youth with an opportunity to connect with their peers from…
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…
Bill McNeill

A Celebration of Life – Bill McNeill

WUSC invites Bill McNeill’s many friends and colleagues to celebrate his life on Sunday, 17 June 2018. The Celebration will be held at WUSC’s office, 1404 Scott Street, Ottawa from 2 to 5 pm. Refreshments and a light snack will be served. We are also pleased to announce that the Bill McNeill Memorial Fund has…
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…

State of Play: Digital and blended innovations for increased access to post-secondary education for refugee youth

WUSC releases new report on increasing access to post-secondary education for refugees in countries of asylum. By: Stephanie McBride, Senior Program Officer, Program Development & Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP) Globally, only 1% of refugees have access to post-secondary education. This number is even more worrying when we consider that, in 2016, we reached…
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From refugee camp to McGill student: Canadian sponsorship program makes a dream come true

Thanks to the Student Refugee Program (SRP), Amelie Fabian will be able to create the life she wants for herself. By Fatima Muneer, UNHCR Canada | This story was originally published by UNHCR Canada. Read the original here. “There’s no need for girls to just get a degree and then get married. We’re in a position…
Leah Katerberg

A farmer tells her story – with a little help from WUSC’s PROPEL team

Ayodele Sampson had managed to make it 40 years without ever having to speak in public. It was understandable, then, for the Guyanese farmer to feel very nervous as she stood behind the podium and looked out at a sea of unfamiliar faces, mostly government and private sector agriculture officials. She quickly spotted the WUSC…

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