Thanks to all the people and students who participated in our Buy Into Change: Ethical Purchasing Campaign. The campaign was carried out during the first weeks of November. This campaign aims to make fair trade a global practice through ethical purchasing at the local level. We were able to inform people about the importance of Fair Trade, about our WUSC local committee at Trent University, and about the other campaigns we will carry out this year, such as Her Challenge Your Challenge.
Tabling for two weeks, one outside of Bata Library, and the other outside of the Wenjack Theatre in Otonabee College, we had Shea butter beauty products to offer. The Shea butter is produced by local women in Burkina Faso, in West Africa. Soaps, Lip balms and body butter turned a perfect gift for the holidays! thanks again to the volunteers and to the people who stopped by and asked about WUSC and helped us fundraise and promote fair trade.
As a way to start this academic year, the members of WUSC at Trent University held a General Meeting in the Morton Reading Room at Champlain college on Monday, September 26 2011.
The Meeting had a casual tone, where a group interested students were able to meet the current executive members of WUSC at Trent University as well as two sponsored students of Trent University.
Our goal is to create awareness on campus of WUSC and to engage students to participate and volunteer in our campaigns and events.During the meeting we gladly introduced the attendants to our mission as a WUSC group on campus, we discussed our reasons for pursuing an active role as executive members, and we encouraged the attendants to volunteer.
We informed the attendants and now we inform you, dear reader, that we will pursue two major campaigns for the year and in a smaller scale the committee will also host small activities for awareness and fundraising.
We will pursue Her Challenge Your Challenge, a campaign which aims to recognize and echo challenges faced by women around the world and Canada.We will be combining it with Shine A Light, a campaign that aims to help girls in refugee camps studying and excel as the ratio of girls to boys in school is 1:4.
Buy Into Change: Ethical Purchasing is the second campaign that we will be pursuing this year, it aims to make fair trade a global practice through ethical purchasing at the local level.
We would like to extend our appreciation to the students who attended the meeting and we hope to see you in our next one or volunteering in our events!
As the members of WUSC at Trent University prepare to say farewell to another awesome academic year for WUSC, we thought that we would have one last activity. Here is your chance to help save the environment and fund literacy programs worldwide.
Do you have textbooks that you no longer have use for? Why not donate them to someone who will use them? WUSC at Trent University will be running a ‘Better World Books’ book drive for textbooks from Monday, April 19th, to Friday, April 30th!
By donating your textbooks, you will be supporting WUSC at Trent University and the non-profit organization, which promotes international literacy initiatives. If you have any books that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the T.I.P. Office on weekdays from 9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm. Invite your friends to join the – “A Book Drive for a Better World!” and show your support for a great cause.
WUSC at Trent University refreshes its Executive body every year because we feel that persons who have the skills need to be given a chance to lead. The injection of new ideas and energy keeps WUSC alive and allows for greater strides towards changing the world through education.
This year, quite a few of our existing members will be graduating from Trent University and leaving to pursue life elsewhere. We hope that other members will be able to step up and continue the great work that our organization has been engaged in for such a long time.
- SRP Committee Coordinator
- SRP Finance Committee Coordinator
- Events Committee Coordinator
- Publicity Committee Coordinator
- Finance Committee Coordinator
- Ottawa Liaison Committee Coordinator
- Community Liaison Committee Coordinator
- Communications/IT Committee Coordinator
On behalf of the WUSC at Trent University Local Committee a very big thank you is extended to all of those who voted in this week’s referendum.
The WUSC increase has passed, meaning we are so much closer to our goal of sponsoring two SRP students annually!
We could not have done it without you, and together we are on the way to expanding Trent’s commitment to a very worthwhile program that provides a great deal of hope to refugee students all over the world. It is a great way to begin celebrating 30 years of sponsoring students at Trent University!