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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…
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…
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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…

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