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Congratulations Senator Ratna Omidvar

Press Release: 2018 Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development Winner: The Honourable Senator Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont.

We are pleased to announce that the recipient honoured with the 2018 Lewis Perinbam Award is the Honourable Senator Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont. Ratna Omidvar is an internationally recognized voice on migration, diversity and inclusion. She came to Canada from Iran in 1981 and her own experiences of displacement, integration and citizen engagement have been the foundation…

Empowerment through Education: A Global Agenda for Women and Girls

Join us in discussion on the challenges and solutions to education for women and girls around the world. Globally, more than 130 million girls are not attending primary or secondary school. During times of crisis and displacement, the situation worsens; refugee girls at the secondary level are only half as likely to enroll as refugee…

Press Release: York-Keele Local Committee Wins Local Committee of the Year Award

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Local Committee of the Year Award, York-Keele Local Committee! Announced annually at the WUSC and CECI International Forum, the Local Committee of the Year Award is awarded by the Board of Directors to recognize the recent contribution of a group of students to international development and the Student…

Moving the Needle on Gender Equality: A Women Deliver Mobilization Event at the 2019 Forum

Gender inequality continues to be key global concern. Unequal power relations between genders undermines our potential for progress around the world. When women and men do not have equal access to resources or equal opportunities to take part in decision-making, there are direct economic and social costs. Gender equality is therefore central to the creation…

International Forum 2019: Early bird deadline extended!

The deadline for early bird pricing has been extended to December 7, 2018. Join us in Ottawa this January for the eighth annual WUSC and CECI International Forum. Register now and take part in one of Canada’s most engaging conferences on global development. Thank you to everyone who has already registered! If you have not already done so,…

Public voting for International Forum sessions is now open!

This year, we’ve opened International Forum session selection to the public. You can have a say in helping us select what sessions will be taking place at the International Forum in January! Vote by Wednesday, November 7 2018 to tell us what you would like to see included in the program.   Register now for…

Forum Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended!

The International Forum call for proposal deadline has been extended! The new deadline to submit a session proposal for the 2019 WUSC and CECI International Forum is Sunday, October 14, 2018! Thank you to everyone who has already submitted a proposal for the 2019 International Forum. If you have not already done so, please be sure to…

Annual Leadership Meeting Hosts International Student Leaders

  Every year, young students from WUSC Local Committees at post-secondary institutions across Canada gather in Ottawa-Gatineau to learn how they can better support refugee integration, raise awareness on issues of forced migration, and run successful Local Committees. This year, we were thrilled to have our biggest turnout yet with almost 100 student participants representing…

2019 International Forum: Save the Date and Call for Proposals

Note: The deadline for call for proposals has been extended! The new deadline to submit a session proposal for the 2019 WUSC and CECI International Forum is Sunday, October 14, 2018! Thank you to everyone who has already submitted a proposal for the 2019 International Forum. If you have not already done so, please be sure to fill…

WUSC Welcomes 40th Cohort through its Student Refugee Program

TORONTO, September 4, 2018 — 129 refugee youth will be starting their first week of school across Canada this week as part of the World University Service of Canada’s Student Refugee Program. Their arrival marks the 40th anniversary of youth-to-youth sponsorship in Canada through the program. The Student Refugee Program is the only program of…

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