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5 Things That Make Our Student Refugee Program Unique

1) We combine refugee resettlement with opportunities for higher education. While most other initiatives around the world offer refugee youth temporary solutions through special student visas, WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP) is the only one of its kind to combine post-secondary education with resettlement. We offer refugee youth the opportunity to build a better future…

2017 International Forum: Record Attendance, Plenty of Inspiration!

People. Profits. Planet. These three streams drew nearly 750 specialists, researchers, students, volunteers, government representatives and private sector actors involved in international development to the 2017 International Forum. More than twenty workshops set the stage for lively debates on current events and major issues in international development at this sixth annual event, jointly organized by…

Uniterra Symposia Series and International Development Week

This year International Development Week (February 5th to 11th) puts the spotlight on our collective efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and many WUSC leaders explore the theme of “Putting our purchasing power to use for people and planet” through the Uniterra One World ethical consumption campaign. Every year, WUSC Local Committee students across…

Join us for the 2017 WUSC and CECI International Forum

The next annual International Forum is rapidly approaching! The event, hosted in partnership with CECI, will be held in Montreal from January 20 to 21, 2017. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with a range of actors, including civil society members, youth, representatives from the private sector, researchers, and international development experts, and participate…

The Canadian Post-Secondary Education Community’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

On June 7, 2016, WUSC (World University Service of Canada) convened a roundtable to discuss the role of the Canadian post-secondary education community in providing support to refugees. Participants included university, college, and CEGEP presidents, professors, and students; representatives from UNHCR Canada, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and Global Affairs Canada; Canadian non-profit organizations;…

WUSC’s Submission to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Consultations

Over the past year, the number of people displaced around the world grew by nearly six million, with an estimated 12.4 million newly displaced people. The rate of new displacements and their increasingly protracted nature will only see this number continue to rise. We are at a pivotal moment where the actions of Canada and…

Back to School

The first week of September marks the moment when many students make their way back to school. Through several of our programs, we provide this same opportunity for students from the Global South to continue their education in Canada. This year, we welcomed over 200 bright, young students from countries around the world to post-secondary…

WUSC’s Submission to Canada’s International Assistance Review

Around the world, young people have demonstrated their tremendous capacity to lead – in their homes, in their schools, in their communities, and in their countries. Looking toward the Sustainable Development Goals, we know that youth will be at the forefront of this effort – youth such as our dedicated Local Committee members in Canada,…

Congratulations to this year’s graduates!

Between 2011 and 2012, 151 refugee youth were welcomed onto 51 Canadian campuses through our Student Refugee Program (SRP). Over 350 students, staff, and faculty members were there to support the social and academic integration of these students in their first year in Canada. Four years later, many of these students are now graduating and…

Participate in Global Affairs Canada’s Consultations

Global Affairs Canada recently launched a public consultation on international assistance. We are encouraging all of our WUSC members, supporters and friends to participate. Where do you think Canada can have the greatest impact in advancing Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals? Make your voice heard on Canada’s future for global development!

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