Education

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…

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…

High-level roundtable on post-secondary response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Leaders in Canada’s post-secondary response to the Syrian refugee crisis gathered this week to discuss the role of higher education in ongoing resettlement and integration efforts. Convened by WUSC, the high-level roundtable brought together actors from diverse sectors to identify opportunities for greater collaboration and to scale the response. Participants included Canadian university, college, and…

On the path toward a brighter future for refugee youth: Education Cannot Wait

World leaders pledge to support education in emergencies at the World Humanitarian Summit The world is facing one of the greatest educational crises of our time. Right now, some of the world’s brightest minds are struggling just to make it to class in war zones and regions devastated by natural disasters around the world. If…
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Press Release: Canada paving the way to refugee resettlement with post-secondary scholarships

OTTAWA, March 30, 2016 – A delegation of Canadian government and nongovernment representatives led by the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is in Geneva this week to attend a high-level meeting on Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees, where the unique Canadian private sponsorship model is being highlighted as a durable solution to the global…
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Press Release: WUSC calls on Canadian universities, colleges and cegeps to increase support to Syrian refugees

OTTAWA, September 9, 2015 – World University Service of Canada (WUSC) has called upon the presidents and leaders of post-secondary education institutions across the country to increase their support to Syrian refugees through the Student Refugee Program. Already active on over 65 campuses, WUSC’s Student Refugee Program empowers students, faculty and staff to sponsor young refugees to resettle…
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Press Release: Iraqi scholars to study in Canadian universities under auspices of WUSC

OTTAWA/BAGHDAD, June 8, 2015 – World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC) have signed an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) of the Republic of Iraq to manage their scholarship fund in Canada. This agreement will open the door for Iraqi graduate students to come to…
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Press Release: CBIE and WUSC launch new phase of scholarship program to audience of ambassadors

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 – The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) today hosted a meeting with over 20 ambassadors representing La Francophonie to discuss the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie or PCBF). PCBF is designed to build institutional capacities by training nationals from developing countries of La Francophonie. The program is…

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