Last night, WUSC celebrated our 22nd year of the WUSC University of Alberta’s Student Refugee Program. Thank you to our supporters, sponsors, and all guests for making the evening so special! If you couldn’t make it to the event and would still like to make a contribution to our program you can make a donation online by clicking here.  When filling out the form, make sure to select the option to direct your donation to the following Local Committee’s SRP fund and select UofA.Every little bit counts!


WUSC Meeting Room Change!

On February 10, 2010, in Uncategorized, by admin

Tomorrow, Thursday,  Feb.11th our meeting room has changed to HC 2-37.  Our meeting will be at 6:30pm.

See you tomorrow,



Creating Global Citizens through the SRP

On February 8, 2010, in Events, by admin

Coordinated by Elodie Bamukuze, the SRP student of 2008-09, the event was well attended and informative. Elodie, Hussein Mohammed (Grant MacEwan’s 2008-09 SRP student, now at the UofA), Mohamud Salat (2009-10 SRP student) & Abdinassir Shalle (Grant MacEwan’s 2009-10 SRP student) were on a panel along with WUSC UofA’s Aditya Rao, the SRP Coordinator for (2008-09). Pauline Mukashema was the moderator.

WUSC UofA would like to congratulate Elodie on doing a marvelous job of coordinating this event.

Meeting Minutes + Upcoming Events!

On January 19, 2010, in Uncategorized, by admin

Wow, last week was a busy at WUSC with Involvement week and first General Meeting. Thank you to all our volunteers who spent time tabling and promoting WUSC at Involvement week!

Meeting minutes are posted, thanks to Ola, for those who missed last meeting check here to make sure you get updated with all things WUSC. Be sure to vote on your favorite WUSC meeting time by voting here.

This Saturday, WUSC will be hosting Farm Radio, Fair Trade, and Free Pizza event at 5pm in BUS 1-5. Please RSVP on Facebook by clicking here. This event will give us a chance to brainstorm about helping the Farm Radio Program and learn about Fair Trade!

Next Monday (Jan. 25th) will be our first Fair Trade Monday, sign up for a shift by adding your name here. Check out the Facebook event and invite all your friends by clicking here. Contact Kim @, if you are interested in becoming a Fair Trade Coordinator.

Show your SRP support by handing out and collecting Silent Auction Letters for our SRP Dinner & Gala and inviting your friends. Find the letters and invitations by clicking here.

We also would like to announce that Kenzie will be our new Wax for Aids Coordinator! Thanks for taking on this exciting leadership role.

If you have any further questions, comments, or ideas please email


The WUSC Executive


Our second WUSC newsletter is out! Click here to view. Remember to email about you availability to help recruit at Involvement Week shifts are from 10-4pm everyday next week. Hope to see you at the General Meeting Thursday @ 6pm in HC 2-41! If you are unable to make the meeting please email your vote on the WUSC meetings for the rest of the semester to (Ex. Thursday @ 6pm). The date chosen will be emailed out next Friday.


New Year Newsletter is out!

On January 3, 2010, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Bun in the Oven: Showing Mothers Some Lovin’

On November 22, 2009, in Events, by wusc.uofa

Who: SIHA, WUSC, SAGA, and you!!
What: music, presentations, snacks, silent auction, drinks,
When: December 2, 7pm
Where: The Hideaway Art Space, 10209 100 Ave.
Why: To raise awareness for MDG #5: Improve maternal health, and to raise funds for the Lurana women’s shelter
Price: Tickets are $10

Event Description:

The United Nations Millennium Development Goal #5 is Improve Maternal Health. This encompasses a huge number of issues, including maternal mortality, reproductive health, and the general well-being of women in societies around the world. WUSC, SAGA and SIHA are coming together to promote and celebrate efforts to improve the status of women here in Edmonton. Join us for a fun night of music, speakers and friendship at the Hydeaway in support of the Lurana Women’s Shelter.

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General Meeting: HC 2-29 at 5:00pm, Nov 24

On November 21, 2009, in Uncategorized, by wusc.uofa


Come out to our General Meeting, get updates and provide feedback.

We’d love to hear from you if you came out to our Open House and have some suggestions for us.

What: General Meeting

Where: HC 2-29

When: 5:00pm, Tuesday, Nov 24


Student Refugee Program Open House

On November 9, 2009, in Events, by wusc.uofa
World University Service of Canada

World University Service of Canada

On November 20, 2009, from 3 to 6 PM WUSC UofA is hosting its first annual SRP Open House at the SUB Alumni Room.

If you are an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, you have contributed ¢44 this semester to our Program that enables us to sponsor one refugee student to come pursue a post-secondary education at the University of Alberta. Come and see where your money has gone, and meet the individual whose life you have forever impacted and changed for less than the price of a cup of coffee!

There will be refreshments provided, and our SRP Ambassadors will be glad to answer any questions you have about the Program and what you can do to help.

If you would like to set up a table for your organization at the Open House, please contact


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