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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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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…

Press Release: 2017 Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development Winner: Robert Muggah

We are pleased to announce that the recipient honoured with the 2017 Lewis Perinbam Award is Dr. Robert Muggah. Robert is a Canadian political scientist whose work over the past two decades has impacted millions of people; reducing armed violence in some of the world’s most challenging conflict settings through policy, practice, and academia. As…

Uniterra Symposia Series and International Development Week 2018

This year, International Development Week (February 4th to 10th) encourages all Canadians to be Partners for a Better World, and WUSC Local Committee members across Canada are pleased to contribute to making this #OneWorld a better place by raising awareness and sparking change on campus and in their community! Each year, many Local Committees participate…

WUSC’s Recommendations on Canada’s Efforts toward Human Dignity

Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy made the bold decision to put women and girls at the centre of development. WUSC strongly supports this focus, particularly as it pertains to increasing education, economic opportunities, and empowerment outcomes for young women. One key action area of Canada’s policy is the promotion of Human Dignity, which…

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