WUSC is a network of individuals and post-secondary institutions who believe that all peoples are entitled to the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a more equitable world. WUSC is unique among development organizations in their ability to link Canada's colleges and universities with their overseas activities. WUSC’s mission is to foster human development and global understanding through education and training. Their projects take place in the Balkans, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Haiti, Malawi, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.
Our first refugee was Margaret, a woman from South Sudan whose village had been overrun by rebel soldiers.
Margaret’s brother was killed and her sister-in-law disappeared as everyone was fleeing and the village set on fire. Continue reading.
Reflection and advice from this year’s Global Citizen Award Honourees: a peace-building high school teacher, a human rights defender, a multicultural leader, a local refugee sponsorship group and an unsung development administration hero. Continue reading.
I have been working in international development long enough to see the harm that can be caused by international organizations when their well-intentioned work is not approached from the perspective of partnership. Fortunately, I have also had the privi… Continue reading.
I was standing in front of a roomful of potential donors, nervously waiting for someone to ask the first question. After delivering an hour-long presentation on the community development program I managed in Southeast Asia, I’d hoped for eager app… Continue reading.
In advance of the 2018 Global Citizen Award celebrations, we took a moment to interview some of this year’s honourees, Dave Mitchell, Abdullahi Nunow, Marcella Pedersen, and Terri Sleeva. Here are some of their words of reflection and advice: Continue reading.
As a young girl growing up on a farm in northern Saskatchewan, I felt like an outsider; like ‘the other’. I noticed that decision-making, knowledge-creation, and trend-setting happened in cities and centres far from my every-day life. Whenever I con… Continue reading.
If you’ve ever had a conversation with a young child, you’ve probably noticed that they ask a lot of questions. I was one of these annoyingly curious children. Growing up, I realized the world was an enormous place and there was an endless list of things I didn’t understand. Why is the sky blue? Who invented cars? Where does… Continue reading.