The Global Education Program hosts and collaborates on many events throughout the year, for faculty, students, and staff alike.
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You, Me and A Refugee
Friday, November 22, 2019
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Telus Centre 134
University of Alberta
World University Services of Canada (WUSC) UAlberta has been a student group on campus for 30 years. Each year, WUSC welcomes a new refugee student supported through a levy paid by all undergraduate students. WUSC assists new students as they settle into life in Edmonton and at the U of A. The group also raises awareness of global issues, such as refugee girls’ education, maternal and child health and fair trade initiatives.
World University Services of Canada is unique among development organizations in their ability to link Canada's colleges and universities with their overseas activities. They are present on more than 80 campuses across the country, connecting postsecondary students, faculty and leaders through:
- Student Refugee Program - supporting students fleeing war or persecution in developing countries to continue their studies in Canada.
- Uniterra – a leading Canadian international development program that is jointly operated by CECI and WUSC that offers volunteers an opportunity to contribute their time and experience to various global programs.
- Overseas learning opportunities, including the International Student Management program that manages scholarships and program support for students from Botswana enrolled at Canadian universities and colleges.