Club Profile: World University Service of Canada

There are many clubs and organizations on campus who work hard to provide services and host events for Brandon University students and the community. One of the most influential and active clubs who interact with the international community is BU WUSC Club.

WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a network of individuals and post-secondary institutions that work together across Canada to foster human development and global understanding. They do this through education and training in order to create a more inclusive and caring community. The beliefs of WUSC are that all people from across the world are entitled to the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a more equitable world.

The BU WUSC chapter focuses on the Refugee Program which allows student refugees to pursue their studies at Brandon University. This is an amazing program that allows refugees the option and sustainability to study in Canada. Over 39 students have come from refugee camps around the globe to BU in order to pursue academic careers. These students study as permanent residents in Canada which means they not only gain citizenship but an education away from a hostile and difficult environment.

BU WUSC is hosting a Fundraising Dinner called Sud Spud. It will be taking place on March 9th from 5:00 - 8:00pm at Houston’s Country Roadhouse. This event is being held in order to raise money for the Student Refugee Program. Tickets are being sold at $20 each and include a meal and beverage. There will be raffles and a 50/50 draw where any money raised will help sponsor students to come study and live at Brandon University. The student refugee program will sponsor 3 students to come next year, in the fall of 2017. This is an impressive feature WUSC will accomplish next semester because generally the funds are only able to bring 1-2 students over from refugee camps.

Tickets for the Sud Spud fundraising dinner can be purchased in advance from Angie Nor Addin, BU WUSC Club President, at 204-725-7621 or email at Tickets can also be purchased at the door that evening.

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 24, March 7th, 2017.