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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…

Third Annual Roundtable Discussions: Social Enterprise and Higher Education Institutions

WUSC is pleased to announce that we will host our third annual roundtable discussion for members on Thursday November 22, 2018. This year’s theme will be “Social Enterprise and Higher Education Institutions: Optimizing Development Impact”. The event will take place in the afternoon, following a workshop for WUSC members who are new to the Student…

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…

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