A year in the life of WUSC UofA

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See what we have been up to this past year. Contact us if you are around next year and are interested in volunteering at ualberta@wusc.ca :) …

See what we have been up to this past year. Contact us if you are around next year and are interested in volunteering at ualberta@wusc.ca :)

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  • 1. A year in the life of...
    WUSC UofA
  • 2. Why WUSC?
  • 3. Socials
    Summer Socials
    October Banff Trip
    Post SRP Gala Celebration
  • 4. Student Refugee Program
    Fall Semester
    Welcomed our SRP student
    Open House at Main Campus
    • Presented a workshop on Education at Stand Up, Take Action!
    • 5. Outdoor Bakesalewhich raised over $200 to cover SRP settling costs
    • 6. Akol told his story of WUSC sponsorship at Red Cross Speaker Series
    • 7. Akol was featured in the Gateway, our campus newspaper
    • 8. Held an SRP training session for volunteers
  • Student Refugee Program
    Winter Semester
    Refugee Rights Poetry Night
    Student Refugee Program Gala
    • Presented three workshops at International Week
    • 9. Open House at Campus St. Jean
    • 10. Refugee Rights Day Celebration of drumming and film screening of ‘War Dance’
    Yoga For Change
  • 11. Gender Equality
    Resilient Women
    Screening of film Africa Rising
    Her Challenge, Your Challenge Concert
    for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
    Sri Lanka Vocational Training Talk
  • 12. Sustainability
    • Participated and hosted a film screening at
    Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW)
  • 13. Bike for Aids
    • Raised $2500.00 to purchase five bike ambulances in Malawithrough CAP AIDS where $500 will provide a bicycle-ambulance, including costs for delivery and maintenance.
    Bike for Aids Bikeathon
    Bike Ambulance
  • 14. International Experience
    • Ola went to Peru summer of 2009 to study water sanitation
    • 15. Julia went to Nepal summer of 2010 to study forest management
    • 16. Brent and Marina will go to Vietnam this summer to study youth in the workforce
    • 17. Outreach about International Seminar programs with students at Experiential Learning Fair, The Places You’ll Go, and fundraising Bar Nights
    International Seminar Present and Past Participants
    Julia’s Nepal Experience - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbFUhAhsCjg
  • 18. Fair Trade
    -Handed out free fair trade hot chocolate, coffee, and tea every second Monday at Fair Trade Monday in the Tory Business Atrium to raise awareness of fair trade
    -Reverse Trick or Treat on Halloween were we talked to 500 houses about fair trade!
    -Sold fair trade shea butter products from women’s cooperatives in Burkina Faso at Just Christmas
    Just Christmas
  • 19. Leadership & Training
    -Sent Sepehr and Huiyi to SGS Leadership Summit to develop skills like financing, event planning, and networking for student groups
    -Sent Adi to the Leadership Meeting to network, share skills and ideas with other representatives from different local committee leaders from across Canada
    -Sent Julia to the Annual General Meeting (AGA) to meet other local committee leaders from across Canada and to learn about the work WUSC does abroad
    AGA
    Leadership Meeting
  • 20. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! This year would have not been possible without you!
  • 21. Ideas for next year?
    WUSC Campaigns
    Her Challenge, Your Challenge
    Buy Into Change
    Bike for Aids
    Farm Radio International
    Shine A Light
    Symposia
    Student Without Borders
    2011 International Seminar
    Student Refugee Program
    International Local Committee Network
    To find out more about WUSC campaigns go to www.wusc.ca
  • 22. Interested in becoming involved?Sign up for our newsletter at www.ualberta.ca/~wuscContact us at ualberta@wusc.ca