April 13, 2021
The SFSS supports empowerment policies and initiatives that work towards accessibility to post-secondary education for all students, including marginalized individuals who disproportionately have lower access to education. With that, the Board of Directors has recently passed a motion to a proposal presented by Zeynep Ekin and Jhanvi Indatissa, President and Secretary of WUSC SFU respectively, along with SFU’s Refugee and New Canadian Support Programs Coordinator (Wafaa Zaqout), on April 9, 2021, for the development of a new set of WUSC x SFSS Scholarships. The new financial aid program will award one domestic student with a refugee background and one domestic black student per term with a total of $20,000 annually.
The World University Services Canada SFU
The World University Services of Canada (WUSC) has been supporting refugee students at SFU through the SFU Student Refugee Program (SRP) since 1981. From 1981 to 2019, WUSC sponsored 71 SFU students through this program.
The World University Services Canada SFU (WUSC SFU) is a student-led club that supports refugee youth education through a partnership with WUSC and hopes to increase awareness about forced migration. With that, the group has requested that SFSS offer two scholarships per term: one for a domestic student with a refugee background and one for a domestic Black student.