Student Refugee Program

Red River College is pleased to welcome the Student Refugee Program (SRP) through World University Service of Canada (WUSC) on our campuses. This program sponsors a student in refugee camp to come to Canada to pursue post-secondary education at the College and share this experience of going from Camp to Campus with the College community.

The program supports the student in this journey to settle in Manitoba and study at the College while at the same time promotes on-campus opportunities for global citizenship for all staff and students.

Change the World Through Education

On campuses across Canada, RRC students, staff and faculty are the heart and soul of WUSC and the Student Refugee Program. You play a vital role in helping accomplish goals to promote volunteerism, welcome students from abroad and foster global citizenship.

What is a Local Committee? 

Active on more than 80 college and university campuses, Local Committees make up the largest network of student groups of its kind in Canada.

A Local Committee is a campus-based group of students, faculty and staff and community advisors who share the belief in the power of education to change the world. Local committees exist to promote global understanding and cooperation and increase understanding of international development issues on campus and in the community.

What do they do?

As a Local Committee member, you join with others to create change on your campus and in your community by:

  • Sponsoring student refugees to pursue their studies on Canadian campuses.
  • Take part in local committee meetings and participate in events and program support related activities.
  • Participate in opportunities to build leadership development skills.
  • Connect and build student networks with local and national post-secondary institutions.
  • Educating and advocating for social change and global citizenship through activities and events designed to engage the college community.


Red River College WUSC Local Committee Executive Co-Chair Position

Role and Responsibilities

Term: June 2018 to April 2019

Hours: Average 5+ hours per week (more at the beginning of the semesters, varies week to week)

Report to: Student Integration Coordinator


As a member of the executive team, you will oversee and engage with members of the Local Committee in the planning and organization of events and campaigns for WUSC’s programs, and connect with the Student Refugee Program volunteer teams in order to offer appropriate support.


  • Be a dedicated and passionate team member of
  • Recruit, motivate, promote, and inform students, staff and faculty about WUSC programs and
  • Attend the WUSC Leadership Training in Ottawa on behalf of Red River College (August 2018)
  • Train, support and onboard new local committee members
  • Support the rest of the executive team and local committee members
  • Attend local committee meetings – 1 per week (4 per month)
  • Attend executive team/ co-chair meetings – 2 per month (or as necessary)
  • Volunteer at local committee events
  • Update transition documents and facilitate transition for future executive members
  • Ensure effective student engagement, and communication between team members


  • Oversee and direct the LC activities and programs:
    • Work with the LC to set annual goals, plan to ensure that these goals are
    • Manage communications and updates to the local committee
    • Delegate tasks to LC members
    • Facilitate monthly LC members meetings and bi-weekly LC Executive
    • Communicate with the SRP Coordinator to ensure that they are kept up-to-date with all LC activities and seek advice where
    • Coordinate transition between executive teams at the end of the winter semester


Please send your Resume & Cover Letter (and any questions) to Student Integration, Lauren Konrad, .

Please address the following question in your cover letter: “Why do you think you are a good fit for this position?”. Please indicate your date of graduation.

Also, please indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the email. It must be clear!


Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer RRC Local Committee member? Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 LC Members.

Click here to view the position discription:

If so please contact:

Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator P: 204-631-3345 or


Complete the on-line registration:

Your Name (First and Last) (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone Number

What Program are you currently taking?

What campus are you attending

Why are you interested in joining the RRC Local Committee?

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