WUSC Queen’s is a WUSC University Chapter whose primary goal is to achieve international development and understanding through education. Our flagship program is the Student Refugee Program (SRP). Through this program, WUSC Queen’s sponsors a refugee student from Africa, the Middle East, or Asia selected by WUSC. We provide peer-to-peer academic and social support for this student to gain their permanent resident status and complete their university education here in Kingston.
In addition, we run fundraising events designed to support a variety of global development initiatives such as the Shine a Light campaign which aims to promote education and access to health care for girls in rural areas. We also participate in Fair Trade Campus Week to raise awareness for important global fair trade issues. We also host a free annual symposium for the Queen’s student body on a current global development topic, with speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, which aims to raise awareness, add to our educational background, and spark discussion of these topics. We look to educate students here in Canada about what can and needs to be done to raise the standard of living of so many less fortunate than ourselves.
WUSC is working to create a world where all young people can grow up in safe, secure and supportive environments, where they can learn, work and play a vital role in their country’s development.