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Our Fall Semester


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Find out what we have been up to and how you can get involved!

Find out what we have been up to and how you can get involved!

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  • 1. WUSC UofA
    What has our local committee accomplished this semester?
  • 2. Socials
    -Summer Socials: spent time as an LC
    -Banff Trip: four of our members went to Banff with the LC’s from WUSC at University of Calgary
  • 3. Student Refugee Program
    -Welcomed Akol, our current sponsored student through the Student Refugee Program (SRP)
    • Outdoor Bakesalewhich raised over $200 to cover SRP settling costs
    • 4. SRP Open House for students and faculty to learn about our sponsorship program
    • 5. Akoltold his story of WUSC sponsorship at Red Cross Speaker Series
    • 6. Akol was featured in the Gateway, our campus newspaper
    • 7. Held an SRP training session for volunteers
  • Promotions
    - Tabled at Clubs Fair
    • Created Joint Recruitment Brochure
    • 8. Discussed our Student Without Borders and International Seminar programs with students at Experiential Learning Fair and The Places You’ll Go (check out a video about last summer’s International Seminar:
  • 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
  • 9. Awareness Events
    • Presented a workshop on Education at
    Stand Up, Take Action!
    • Toke action on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at our Her Challenge, Your Challenge event
    • 10. Held a movie night on environmental refugees during Sustainability Awareness Week
  • 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 AGA to meet other local committee leaders from across Canada and to learn about the work WUSC does abroad
  • 11. Thank you WUSC members for all your hard work this semester!
  • 12. Ideas for next semester?
    Plan for events next semester
    January: Gender Equality
    - Hunger Feast Symposia
    - SUSJ Faculty Event
    February: Education
    -International Week
    -V-Day Fair Trade Flowers
    -V-Day Vagina Monologues
    - SRP Gala
    March: HIV/AIDS
    -Bike for Aids
    April: Global Partnership
    -SUSJ Celebration
    WUSC Campaigns
    Her Challenge, Your Challenge
    Buy Into Change
    Bike for Aids
    Farm Radio International
    Shine A Light
    Student Without Borders
    2011 International Seminar
    Student Refugee Program
    International Local Committee Network
  • 13. Interested in becoming involved?Sign up for our newsletter at Julia or Adi at