In a world choked by violence, conflict, and disaster, more people are now displaced than at any time in recorded history. According to the UNHCR, more than 65 million people have fled their homes seeking safety wherever they can find it—in neighboring communities, nearby countries, and often on new continents. Among them are more than 22.5 million refugees, many of whom are desperate to escape fighting in places like Myanmar, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. In Canada, we are witnessing many people are seeking refugee status by crossing our border with the United States of America.

Internationalization Office of the Memorial University in collaboration with the WUSC local chapter volunteers want to bring awareness about the global refugee crisis and the role Canada is playing to mitigate this crisis. Knowledge is power. Our goal is to organize lunch and learn series so that we can bring awareness about the impact of global refugee crisis at home and beyond of our borders.

The four workshop series has been designed to create awareness about the refugee crisis. In these workshops, participants will get the opportunity to learn about global refugee crisis and role Canada is playing to mitigate the challenge.

Each session will have a key note speaker, followed by a panel discussion. The key note speaker will be a subject matter specialist from our community and panelists will include the key note speakers and community members with living experience of refuge life. This lunch and learn series is sponsored by the Guard.Me Insurance. 

31 October 2018The Landing: University CentreGlobal Refugee Crisis: The Role of Canada and Newfoundland in Mitigation
TBATBAGlobal Refugee Crisis: Refugee Experience of Women and Children
8 February 2019UC Global Refugee Crisis: Access to Education and Health Care

29 March 


UC Global Refugee Crisis: Stories of Canadians with Refugee Experience


Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000