How the University of Guelph employees are helping community organizations amplify their message

An interview with Stephanie Craig, Uniterra volunteer Each year, hundreds of Canadians play a pivotal role in advancing international development efforts around the world through international volunteering. Through Uniterra’s Leave for Change program, Canadian employees are given an opportunity to make a direct and positive impact in support of local partners in fourteen developing countries.…

Congratulations to this year’s graduates!

Between 2011 and 2012, 151 refugee youth were welcomed onto 51 Canadian campuses through our Student Refugee Program (SRP). Over 350 students, staff, and faculty members were there to support the social and academic integration of these students in their first year in Canada. Four years later, many of these students are now graduating and…

2016 International Seminar in Tanzania

This week, Uniterra welcomes the participants for the 70th Annual International Seminar, an event held this year in Tanzania. It will bring together nineteen Canadian and Tanzanian student-leaders for five weeks of research and camaraderie. From July 14 to August 20 the participants will visit local businesses and farmers’ groups in Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Manyara,…

Participate in Global Affairs Canada’s Consultations

Global Affairs Canada recently launched a public consultation on international assistance. We are encouraging all of our WUSC members, supporters and friends to participate. Where do you think Canada can have the greatest impact in advancing Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals? Make your voice heard on Canada’s future for global development!

High-level roundtable on post-secondary response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Leaders in Canada’s post-secondary response to the Syrian refugee crisis gathered this week to discuss the role of higher education in ongoing resettlement and integration efforts. Convened by WUSC, the high-level roundtable brought together actors from diverse sectors to identify opportunities for greater collaboration and to scale the response. Participants included Canadian university, college, and…

On the path toward a brighter future for refugee youth: Education Cannot Wait

World leaders pledge to support education in emergencies at the World Humanitarian Summit The world is facing one of the greatest educational crises of our time. Right now, some of the world’s brightest minds are struggling just to make it to class in war zones and regions devastated by natural disasters around the world. If…
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Press Release: Canada supports vocational training for 4000 Sri Lankan youths

COLOMBO, May 23, 2016 – Mr. P. Ranepura, Secretary, Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training (MSDVT), and Ms. Esther McIntosh, Country Director, World University Service of Canada (WUSC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen a robust youth employment initiative. The signing ceremony was attended by the Canadian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Shelley Whiting. Funded by the…
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Press Release: Canada paving the way to refugee resettlement with post-secondary scholarships

OTTAWA, March 30, 2016 – A delegation of Canadian government and nongovernment representatives led by the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is in Geneva this week to attend a high-level meeting on Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees, where the unique Canadian private sponsorship model is being highlighted as a durable solution to the global…
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Press Release: WUSC calls on Canadian universities, colleges and cegeps to increase support to Syrian refugees

OTTAWA, September 9, 2015 – World University Service of Canada (WUSC) has called upon the presidents and leaders of post-secondary education institutions across the country to increase their support to Syrian refugees through the Student Refugee Program. Already active on over 65 campuses, WUSC’s Student Refugee Program empowers students, faculty and staff to sponsor young refugees to resettle…
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Press Release: WUSC to assume management of CHF project in the Caribbean

OTTAWA, July 30, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF), one of Canada’s longest-standing international non-governmental organizations, has ceased its active operations. For more than fifty years, CHF has worked toward improving people’s lives in developing countries. “We are saddened today to see CHF cease its active operations,” says Chris Eaton, WUSC’s Executive Director. “With the support of…

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