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Sep
13

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 […]

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Sep
13

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 […]

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May
13

Vote YES for the WUSC referendum

By Jenna Omassi, With the refugee crisis remaining in the media, campus communities around Canada have been taking up initiatives to support refugees. The amazing work that students and the university community have been engaged in is amazing and inspiring. But when this media focus shifts, we are going to inevitably shift our support to […]

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Apr
13

Syrian crisis sparks effort to expand refugee student program at UBC

By Arno Rosenfeld,  With support from the AMS and university administration, a group of students is seeking to raise the annual fee students pay to support refugees studying at UBC from $2.61 to $5.22 per year. World University Service of Canada (WUSC) currently facilitates the arrival of four refugee students to campus each year. The […]

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