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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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Press Release: Iraqi scholars to study in Canadian universities under auspices of WUSC

OTTAWA/BAGHDAD, June 8, 2015 – World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC) have signed an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) of the Republic of Iraq to manage their scholarship fund in Canada. This agreement will open the door for Iraqi graduate students to come to…
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Press Release: CBIE and WUSC launch new phase of scholarship program to audience of ambassadors

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 – The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) today hosted a meeting with over 20 ambassadors representing La Francophonie to discuss the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie or PCBF). PCBF is designed to build institutional capacities by training nationals from developing countries of La Francophonie. The program is…

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