The Student Refugee Program, supported by WUSC, is a program that brings students from around the world to Canadian college and university campuses to be resettled and work towards a post-secondary degree. At UBC, we bring eight students a year to our campus to be resettled in Canada ….


The UBC Local Committee is made up of a number of domestic, international and SRP students who support both the student refugee program and education surrounding refugee issues on campus. Students can be involved as general members or take on a position, listed below.


We are so fortunate to have faculty support, including our faculty advisor Glen Peterson. We also have a large alumni network of successful former refugee graduate students.

Check back for more information about our faculty partners and alumni network.


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Student Refugees Arrive Next September

By Laurence Watt – News Editor, Last year, the Students’ Union ran a referendum to collect a levy to sponsor Student Refugee transfers to our campus. 73.7% of students who voted in the election, voted in favour of adopt-ing the Student Refugee Program (SRP). Though the referendum was held in the wake of the Syrian refugee […]

Thrilled by the win: WUSC-UBC Referendum 2016

By Rhoda Philip UBC students must be very proud of themselves for successfully ratifying the WUSC-UBC referendum to increase support for the student refugees! You have demonstrated an extraordinary generosity and kindness to contribute to addressing the overwhelming global refugee crises. You are amazing young philanthropists working really hard to make UBC a desirable destination […]