World University Service of Canada (WUSC) at York is looking for volunteers to help collect pre-referendum signatures – collect volunteer hours towards your certificate or diploma!


World University Service of Canada (WUSC) at York University (Keele Campus) is asking for an increase of 2 cents per credit per student in its current student levy, making undergraduate student contribution a total of 5 cents per credit. This increased funding would provide better transitional support to assist the students that are currently supported by York University, as well as potentially increasing the number students that York can support each year.



For WUSC @York to be eligible for the ballot to the referendum, we first have to get 1,000 signatures from the undergraduate students backing our idea of increasing our student levy by 2 cents per credit. On the referendum day, 10% (~ 5000) of the entire undergraduate students have to vote, and out of this, 50%+1 (~ 2501) students have to vote YES for the referendum to pass and the levy to be increased.

Therefore, WUSC @York is looking for volunteers to collect pre-referendum signatures! You can go to your classes, ask all your undergraduate friends, or ask students around Vari Hall, student center – it’s up to you.

For CRS students, the number of hours that you volunteer with WUSC will count towards your certificate and diploma volunteer requirements.

If you are interested please contact:

Siraji: Siraji@yorku.ca or Maud: maudmuzenda@gmail.com


Who is World University Service of Canada (WUSC) at York?


World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian, non-governmental organization doing international development work in 20 countries around the world. They also work through student groups on university campuses across Canada on a program called the Student Refugee Program (SRP), which sponsor students who are coming from refugee camps around the world. Since the program start more than 30 years ago, over 1,000 students have come to Canada from refugee camps. Each year, the WUSC group at York supports one student per year to begin their bachelor’s degree and helps them to adjust to living and studying here. The students complete their degrees and stay in Canada as citizens, so the program does provide a permanent solution for resettlement of some refugees. York University has sponsored close to 20 students in total!


The cost is small, but the benefit to the refugee students that York supports is invaluable.



M. Siraji,

Research Assistant,
Center for Refugee and Migration Studies,
8th Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University
4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M3J 1P3