Ana Afanasyeva’s Blog – Volunteering in Botswana in WUSC

I keep forgetting to put up Ana’s blog. For most who don’t know, Ana is WUSC SFU’s Events Coordinator and she is currently in Botswana for the International Seminar. She is volunteering with WUSC Botswana as an International Student Manager for 12 weeks.

We all miss her here at WUSC SFU, but we are excited about the change that she is making in Botswana. Please read her blog, Diary of a Year Long Travels, which is written in away that makes you feel as though you are experiencing life with her 🙂

We are looking forward to her coming back, but for now, enjoy the Beautiful African continent 🙂

We love you and miss you Ana (Banana)


WUSC BC Regional Meeting, 15th Feb 2014 at UBC

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As usual every time the local committee members meet, there is a lot of fun, we helped each other grow by learning from the successes of others. The meeting was the 2nd Annual Regional meeting, and it is a really good tradition that is going to make the West Coast members network more. The WUSC Local committees in attendance were UBC, UVic, VIU, Royal Roads Uni (They want to start a committee), UNBC, and SFU. It was a very interesting time, having Michelle Manks, who is the SRP Senior Officer -WUSC OTTAWA and Claire Doherty, our BC Regional coordinator present.

More photos are coming up soon, and more social events are too 🙂

Ottawa’s Leadership Meeting 2013 – Delphine Umutoni

I was fortunate enough to attend WUSC’s Leadership meeting that was held in Ottawa and Gatineau. The time I spent there, and the people I met reminded me of what a wonderful and life-changing organization WUSC is. From it’s humble beginnings in 1920, to the first Sponsored student in 1978, it keeps growing as new Local committees, such as the one in Niagara College, are beginning.

I got so many ideas, was motivated and vowed to share the knowledge that I had acquired. To think that 75 attendees were representing the schools all over Canada was a touching realization. What I got from the LM cannot be put to words. Friendships were developed, strengthened, and networking was in full blast. I urge everyone to take a look at what WUSC is about and just be part of it as it is a one of a kind organization that shows you where your efforts are going: visit

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