We had a Kiosk on International Women's Day and raised money for WUSC's Shine-A-Light Campaign which helps to provide educational opportunities for young women in refugee camps in Africa.




One of our members, Aamir Aman, has produced a newsletter about our project. Click here to read it.



Our sponsorship committee is sponsoring four students this year - three are originally from Syria and one is originally from Burundi. Thanks to all who support our project and especially our partners Bishop's University and Champlain College Lennoxville and Sodexo whose generosity have enabled us to sponsor four students instead of two this year. If you would like to be part of this effort please click on the Donate button.

We are a local committee of World University Service of Canada. For more information about WUSC just follow the link.

What is the BU/CRC Refugee-Student Sponsorship Committee and what does it do on our campus?

This year marks the twenty fouth year that a group of about twenty five Bishop’s University and Champlain College - Lennoxville students, staff and faculty have sponsored refugee students, young people forced to leave their homelands who wish to continue their education (and their lives) in security.  Each year the group, with the help of all the students, faculty and staff on campus, the BU and CRC administrations, and many people in the community, brings  two students  to our campus and supports them  for one year (and sometimes beyond) both materially and emotionally while they  adjust to life in Canada.  To date, the committee has helped forty three students (and one young child) restart their lives.