Go Abroad<br />Sponsor Refugee Students<br />Network<br />Learn, Educate and Support International Projects<br />Student Refugee Program: WUSC sponsors a student from a refugee camp to come an attend post-secondary at the UofA. <br />Fair Trade: WUSC hands out free fair trade hot chocolate, tea, and coffee in Business Atrium every second week starting on Monday, Sept 27 to raise awareness about the importance of fair trade and where to purchase these products on campus. <br />Tri-Campus Socials: WUSC is active on three campuses in Edmonton: Grant MacEwan, Faculty St. Jean and University of Alberta. These socials are themed events to learn and create friendships between members of all three campuses.<br />WUSC holds monthly events focused on a specific Millennium Development Goal. <br />September: End Poverty and Hunger<br />Stand Against Poverty (Sept 17): WUSC will be a part of three activities during Stand Against Poverty:<br />
Tabling and advertise our group at the STAND event
Giving a workshop on MDG #2: Universal Education
Themed social that evening related to the story of stone soup about collective action. Everyone brings an element for making pizzas and we have a dinner party.
WUSC BBQ (Sept 24): A BBQ to raise funds for the settling cost of the SRP sponsored student. <br />October: Environmental Sustainability<br />Regional WUSC Conference (Oct. 1-3): Held in Saskatoon this year, our regional conference is a great way to network between WUSC executives from Western Canada. <br />WUSC Movie Night (Oct. 20): To create a discussion about global sustainability issues, WUSC will host a movie night during Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW). <br />November: Child Health/Maternal Health<br />SRP Open House (November): WUSC holds an open house for profs/administrators to learn more about our Student Refugee Program. <br />Act Like A Child (Nov. 20): WUSC will gather on Univeral Children’s Day to make Christmas crafts and watch a documentary on Children’s Rights. <br />Bun In The Oven (Nov. 25): To celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, WUSC will host a concert and silent auction to fundraise for Uniterra’s: Her Challenge, Your Challenge, a project supporting women’s empowerment in Ghana and Bolivia.<br />January: Gender Equality<br />Her Challenge (January): WUSC is hosting a lecture about what role you play in creating gender equality and what gender equality looks like around the world.<br />February: Universal Education<br />International Week (February): WUSC will facilitate a discussion about Universal Education. <br />SRP Gala (Feb. 25): A fundraiser to raise money for settling costs for the SRP program. <br />March: Combat HIV/AIDS<br />Donate Blood (March): The WUSC local committee will donate blood as a group. <br />Wax for Aids (March 25): To raise money for bike ambulances in Malawi, WUSC invites students to collect pledges and have their bodies waxed in support of the cause.<br />