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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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    Our Fall Semester Our Fall Semester Presentation Transcript

    • WUSC UofA
      What has our local committee accomplished this semester?
    • 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
    • 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
      • SRP Open House for students and faculty to learn about our sponsorship program
      • Akoltold his story of WUSC sponsorship at Red Cross Speaker Series
      • Akol was featured in the Gateway, our campus newspaper
      • Held an SRP training session for volunteers
    • Promotions
      - Tabled at Clubs Fair
      • Created Joint Recruitment Brochure
      • 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbFUhAhsCjg
    • 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
    • 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
      • 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
    • Thank you WUSC members for all your hard work this semester!
    • 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
      Symposia
      Student Without Borders
      2011 International Seminar
      Student Refugee Program
      International Local Committee Network
    • Interested in becoming involved?Sign up for our newsletter at www.ualberta.ca/~wuscContact Julia or Adi at ualberta@wusc.ca