Media : WUSC at Trent University

By: Trentwusc  09-12-2011
Keywords: Human Development

WUSC is not restricted to the Local Committee that you see at Trent University. It is actually a national organization within Canada. There are dozens of other active Local Committees at educational institutions around the nation which are involved in projects geared towards making the world a more equitable place to live in. WUSC, at the national level, works with many other humanitarian organizations to foster human development through education and training.

Although WUSC at Trent University is currently promoting ‘VOTE YES!’ for the increase during this week’s elections, we thought that you should at least be aware of what WUSC is capable of doing and is doing elsewhere. Check out the following video compilation to see for yourself. Become inspired to take action and contribute to changing the world through education.

The IT/Communications Committee is looking for some new talent to take WUSC at Trent University to entirely new levels! If you have been considering joining the organization, but are unsure about where you can express your skills and talents, then consider joining the IT/Communications Committee.

Our committee is probably one of the smallest within the organization, but it does play an important part. Most of what we do overlaps with the activities of other committees and, as a collective, are able to get WUSC moving. However, as with all team-based groups, we need more people with new energy who will contribute their skills.

You may be asking yourself several questions about what is required of you in order to get started in the IT/Communications Committee. So we compiled a short FAQ to answer some of the common questions you may have. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have!

Before we continue, we would like to mention that you can volunteer your time by helping WUSC at Trent University in a variety of other capacities that have nothing to do with IT/Communications. Please check out our page for descriptions of what each committee is responsible for doing, then determine your niche.

Are you feeling like it is time to bridge the gap between theory and practice? Does the challenge of undertaking research in a cross-cultural environment pique your interest?

Selection Criteria
The International Seminar is for students enrolled in a university or college program. To be eligible you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Able to communicate in English or French and Spanish, as Spanish is the official language of Peru;
  • Motivated and ready for an experience that will change your life;
  • Available and willing to participate in all stages of the Seminar including departure training, in-country orientation, project activities, report writing and public engagement initiatives;
  • Able to conduct a contribution campaign of $3,000.

The Chair, Secretary, Committee Coordinators and the entire WUSC at Trent University Local Committee would like to thank Michel Tapiero for being our speaker during the World Water Day Symposium and also all those who helped out in some way to make the event possible, including those who just attended. Good work, everyone!

Special thanks also go out to Dan McRoberts and Paul McCarney who pioneered the idea of the event and were also responsible for most of the organization.

The fair is scheduled for Monday, 1st October, from 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Gzowski Atrium. If you can volunteer your time during these hours (for any length of time) to promote WUSC, please .

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Human Development

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Tech : WUSC at Trent University

One of them was breaking our user registrations which, although could have been transferred, would have been quite difficult to re-establish with our new system. This is a general reminder to all committee coordinators that your committee’s TrentWUSC webmail account has still not been claimed. Please note that after completing the registration form you will be e-mailed your username, password and an activation link.


Events : WUSC at Trent University

Join the Trent chapter of WUSC this Friday, March 14th, at 4:00pm in GCS114 as we celebrate World Water Day with a FREE film and presentation on access to clean water and sanitation. The Meeting had a casual tone, where a group interested students were able to meet the current executive members of WUSC. At Trent University held a General Meeting in the Morton Reading Room at Champlain college on Monday.


Services : WUSC at Trent University

The Services are a group of online applications that WUSC at Trent University committee executives can use in their day-to-day WUSC-related tasks. In the event that you encounter any difficulties with a particular feature or are having problems, send an e-mail to with ‘[SUPPORT TICKET]‘in the subject line.


Meetings : WUSC at Trent University

The more than 1000 signatures collected came from Trent University students who support the Local Committee’s on-going efforts to sponsor two students next academic year. If you hold an executive position within the Local Committee, you are expected and encouraged to attend this very important meeting. We are sorry for the short notice, but a lot of important things have to be discussed so we can get an early start on the campaign.


News : WUSC at Trent University

Local committee at Trent University, and about the other campaigns we will carry out this year, such as Her Challenge Your Challenge. The Meeting had a casual tone, where a group interested students were able to meet the current executive members of WUSC. Thanks to all the people and students who participated in our Buy Into Change: Ethical Purchasing Campaign.


General : WUSC at Trent University

The news about the devastating earthquake in Haiti that took place on the evening of Tuesday, January 12th, 2010, in the region near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has been flooding media headlines for the past few days. The more than 1000 signatures collected came from Trent University students who support the Local Committee’s on-going efforts to sponsor two students next academic year.