Student Refugee Program Open House [Pictures]

On November 27, 2010, in Events, by admin

The Student Refugee Program Open House on November 18 gave students at the University of Alberta the opportunity to meet Akol, the student they helped sponsor this year. Among the students that came to meet Akol were the Vice President Operations & Finance and the Vice President Academic of the Students’ Union.

We received a great deal of support from students, and for that we are thankful. Without the help of students at the UofA, we would not be able to sustain this program.

The Gateway’s Simon Yakulic profiled Akol and the Student Refugee Program here.

Quir is the latest student refugee to come to the U of A as part of the program. After arriving in Canada this past August, the 20-year-old is now studying for a Bachelor of Science degree.

“It is great that I’ve finally made it to Canada. It is a long process, and a long dream that you wait for a very long time,” Quir said. “It finally comes out of hard work and determination.”

While Quir joked that he sometimes feels like he’s going to freeze when he walks to class from International House, he’s dealt with tougher circumstances. When he was young, southern Sudan was in a state of chaos.

“Our village was attacked when I was about two-and-a-half years old. So I fled with my parents — and I didn’t know what was happening, but I could see dead people all around, houses were burning beyond recognition. So we fled,” Quir said.

Attached are some pictures from the event. Check out our Facebook Page for more pictures.

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.

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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