GLOBAL SOLUTIONS IN A

FRAGMENTED WORLD

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Deepening inequalities, forced displacement, climate change, and extremism are global challenges. They demand global solutions. Yet intensifying nationalism, xenophobia, and distrust of international cooperation are threatening our ability to collaborate across borders.

  • How can we ensure we meet the scale of these complex challenges?
  • How can we better balance local aspirations with universal goals?
  • What role must Canada and Canadians play?

At the International Forum, students, academics, and professionals will join representatives of governments, civil society, and social movements to learn about and discuss these current shifts in international cooperation. Together, we will explore their implications for inclusive global development.

Join us in Ottawa this January for two days of panels, workshops, discussion, and exchange. Our goal is to spur debate and search for innovations that transcend borders and boundaries.

Thursday January 18


Registration

12:30 - 13:30

Afternoon Registration

Nunavut

17:00 - 18:30

Evening Registration

Nunavut

40 years of the Student Refugee Program: Looking back, moving forward

18:30 - 21:00

Jean-Nicolas Beuze, UNHCR; Aditya Rao, WUSC Board of Directors; Yves Kalala, Nipissing University; Sarina Bhaiwala, Carleton University; Aya Zawit, McGill University

In 2018, WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP) will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Join us for an evening reception and panel discussion with UNHCR Representative to Canada, Jean-Nicolas Beuze and members of our network. The panel will look back on the program’s impact over the last 40 years, and examine its potential role in responding to the global refugee crisis. The panel discussion and evening reception are open to International Forum participants, as well as WUSC alumni, supporters, and friends. We look forward to celebrating our successes, and planning the program’s next 40 years with you! Light refreshments will be served.

Please note, you must register separately for this special event. Register here.

Governor General Ballroom

Friday January 19

Registration and Networking Breakfast

07:00 - 08:30

Registration: Nunavut | Breakfast: Confederation Ballroom

Opening Remarks

08:30 – 09:15

Claudia Black, CECI & Chris Eaton, WUSC

Confederation Ballroom

Plenary

09:15 – 10:30

What does Feminism mean for Global Development?

Margaret Capelazo, CARE Canada; Humberto Carolo, White Ribbon; Widia Larivière, Mikana; Siham Rayale, Independent Consultant & Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Oxfam Canada

Confederation Ballroom

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:00

Connections Zone

Provinces I+II

Breakout Sessions

11:00 - 12:30

Session 1

Confronting Policy Realities: How can Canada's Feminist International Assistance Framework have the Greatest Impact in the Poorest Countries?

François Audet, OCCAH; Yves Pétillon, GREDIC; Julia Sanchez, CCIC; & Diana Rivington, McLeod Group

Confederation Ballroom

Session 2

Experiential Learning: Canadian Students' Reflections on Global Solutions in Local Contexts

Rebecca Tiessen, University of Ottawa; Rachel Berman, Uniterra International Seminar; Fallon Mawhinney, Uniterra International Seminar; & Jordan Myles, Uniterra International Seminar

Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Session 3

Leaving No One Behind: Obstacles and Opportunities in Fragile Contexts

Ariane Ryan, WUSC; Kevin Dunbar, CARE Canada; & Jennifer Denomy, MEDA

Governor General III

Session 4

Making Sense of Pluralism

Dr. Afroza Nanji, Aga Khan Foundation Canada & Sarah Power, Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Governor General I + II

Lunch

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Confederation Ballroom

Keynote Presentation (12:50)

Caroline Leclerc, Global Affairs Canada

Confederation Ballroom

Awards Presentation (13:05)

Confederation Ballroom

Breakout Sessions

13:30 – 15:00

Session 1

Empowerment through Education: From Refugee Camps to Canadian Campuses

Nada El Masry, Simon Fraser University; Andisheh Fard, Simon Fraser University; Cynthia Nicol, University of British Columbia; Abdikhafar Ali, University of British Columbia; & Hassan Yarrow, University of British Columbia

Confederation Ballroom

Session 2

Innovating to meet rapidly changing crisis needs

Rahul Singh, GlobalMedic

Governor General I+II

Session 3

Global Threats to Doing No Harm: Adhering to International Standards in a Changing World

Eric Jean, OCCAH & Mahamane Boury, Association Subaahi Gumo (ASG)

Governor General III

Session 4

Using Data and Evidence for Responsive Development

Katie Clancy, IDRC & Victoria Sauveplane, Action Against Hunger Canada

Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Networking Break

15:00 – 15:30

Connections Zone

Provinces I+II

Breakout Sessions

15:30 – 17:00

Session 1

Putting Gender Equality at the Heart of the Fight Against Climate Change

Anne Delorme, Comité Québécois Femmes et Développement (CQFD); Morgane Lassaux, Réseau des Femmes en Environnement; Alejandra Sobenes, l'Institut du droit de l'environnement et du développement durable du Guatemala (IDEADS); Laurence Bonin, Réseau des Femmes en Environnement

Confederation Ballroom

Session 2

The Power of Public Engagement: Tools to Deliver Impact

Tracey Evans, Aga Khan Foundation Canada - Fondation Aga Khan Canada; Melody Mendonça, Ryerson University; Erin Gilchrist, Development Champion; Hilary Clauson, Development Champion; & Adela Zyfi, Ryerson University

Governor General I+II

Session 3

Making Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Programming More Gender and Youth Friendly

Melissa Godwaldt, EQWIP HUBs & Jennifer Muldoon, Cuso International

Governor General III

Session 4

Inclusion, Impact, and Innovative Financing

Edward T. Jackson, E. T. Jackson & Associates; Chandula Abeywickrema, Lanka Impact Investment Network; & Hamdiya Ismaila, Venture Capital Trust Fund Ghana

Nova Scotia/Newfoundland

Closing Remarks

17:00 – 17:30

Bonaventure Wakana, CECI; Catherine Innocente Difoum Nkongo, University of Ottawa - l’Université d’Ottawa; Edward T. Jackson, E.T. Jackson & Associates Ltd.

Confederation Ballroom

Evening Celebration

18:30 – 22:00

Governor General Ballroom

Saturday January 20


Breakfast

07:00 - 08:45

Confederation Ballroom

WUSC Local Committee Training

09:00 – 10:15

Session 1

Ethical Considerations in Global Engagement

Confederation Ballroom

10:15 – 11:15

Session 2

Student Refugee Program Training: Strategies for Mental Wellness in Refugee Sponsorship

Confederation Ballroom

Select topics in development and education (Open to all)

09:00 – 11:15

Teaching/Facilitating Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship & Changing perceptions and encouraging women’s participation in non-traditional professions through social marketing

Governor General III

Break

11:15 – 11:30

Foyer

WUSC Local Committee Training

11:30 – 12:30

Session 1

Amplifying Local Action for Global Impact (One World)

Governor General I

Session 2

Amplifying Local Action for Global Impact (Shine a Light)

Governor General II

WUSC Institutional Members’ Sessions

11:30 – 12:30

Consultations with Institutional Members: WUSC’s next strategic framework (2019-2024)

Governor General III

Lunch

12:30 – 13:30

Confederation Ballroom

WUSC Annual General Assembly

13:30 – 14:45

Confederation Ballroom

Break

14:45 - 15:15

Foyer

World Café

15:15 - 17:00

During this interactive session, members of the WUSC Local Committee network will share best practices related to refugee sponsorship, Local Committee management, and public engagement. Sessions will be led by members of the WUSC network with experience in the given area.

Confederation Ballroom