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Sponsoring a community: The story of a refugee student at McGill

There is an unmistakable trace of excitement in the voice of U2 Pharmacology student, Robert Ishimwe, as he describes his education at McGill. “[I] couldn’t imagine all this five years ago,” he said. “Being among all these amazing people and resources—it’s like a dream.” With a smile on his face, he elaborates on what his… Keep Reading

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One week on: The Impact of WUSC’s mock refugee camp controversy

Controversy stirred last week after the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) announced an event called, “Mock Refugee Camp on Campus.” While  similar events have been held at other Canadian universities, some members of the McGill community saw the event as an insensitive way to portray and trivialize a very complex and serious issue. In… Keep Reading

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WUSC event sparks campus debate

A campus event which intended to raise awareness for Canada’s Student Refugee Program (SRP) erupted into controversy this past week after the Facebook page for the event was titled “Mock refugee camp at the Y-Intersection.” The McGill chapter of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) sought to construct a “refugee tent” at the Y-Intersection… Keep Reading

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Commentary: McGill’s response to Syrian refugee crisis lacking

Over four million refugees are facing unparalleled violence and uncertainty due to the Syian Civil War and other armed conflict in the Middle East. Additional resources must be deployed to alleviate suffering and provide opportunities for Syrian  students. McGill University and other higher learning institutions throughout the world are in a unique position to help… Keep Reading

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Upholding McGill’s student refugee responsibility

The Student Refugee Program (SRP) at McGill is one that few students are aware of. The SRP funds refugees from around the world to come study in Canada. The McGill undergraduate student body currently helps fund two students per year through the program, with a Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) fee of 50 cents… Keep Reading

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