"Global Citizenship Through Education"

WHO ARE WE?

ISOW is a student-led and student-funded humanitarian initiative at Wilfrid Laurier University. ISOW seeks to meaningfully respond to the devastating impacts of war by providing full scholarships to students from conflict areas. We also seek to educate Laurier students about the impacts of international conflicts by promoting intercultural learning and globally-engaged citizenship.

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OUR VISION

Our vision is to foster genuine intercultural learning and effective global citizenship by bringing together minds from around the world.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to promote active student engagement through the study of the human realities of international conflict today as well as to provide scholarships to international students affected by conflict.

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MISSION

Our mission is to promote active student engagement through the study of the human realities of international conflict today as well as to provide scholarships to international students affected by conflict.

STUDENT FUNDED

ISOW is made possible because each undergraduate and graduate student at Wilfred Laurier University pays $4 each semester towards this initiative.

ENGAGED LEARNING

ISOW organizes oublic events to engage and educate the Laurier and local community on the lived realities of international conflict.

OUR PARTNERS

ISOW is currently partnered with: Wilfred Laurier University, Daughters for Life, and Jusoor Syria who contribute to the scholarship fund and enable us to provide education to students from war-torn countries.

We Value:

THE DIGNITY OF OUR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS AND MAKE IT OUR PRIORITY TO SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC PURSUITS.

THE STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT WITHOUT PROMOTING A POLITICAL AGENDA.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS AND INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING.

EFFECTIVE, COLLABORATIVE, AND CULTURALLY-SENSITIVE APPROACHES TO LEADERSHIP AMONG OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBERS.

ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSPARENCY AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY TO LAURIER STUDENTS AND THE GREATER LAURIER COMMUNITY.

THE MUTUAL LEARNING THAT RESULTS FROM SHARED EXPERIENCES WITHIN AND BEYOND THE UNIVERSITY.

INTEGRITY IN OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS WITH WHICH WE SHARE A COMMON VISION.

ISOW's Story

  1. Students Propose Partnership in Class
  2. Student Club Forms
  3. Student Referendum Passes
  4. Partnership with Daughters for Life
  5. First Two DFL Scholars Arrive
  6. Partnership with Jusoor Syria
  7. First Four Jusoor Scholars Arrive
  8. Six Jusoor Scholars Arrive
  9. First ISOW Scholar Graduates
  10. Three Jusoor Scholars Arrive

Applied Humanitarianism at Laurier

In the past four years ISOW has become more than a student club at Laurier. ISOW has expanded to include Professional Development opportunities for student leaders and Scholars, and has allowed students to gain an in-depth knowledge of university operations and regulations.

THE ISOW STUDENT CLUB

  • Management Team
  • Student Leadership
  • Scholarship Fund Management
  • Team-building Events

THE ISOW INITIATIVE

  • NGO Partnerships
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Community Engagement

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Engaged Learning
  • Experiential Learning
  • Field Courses
  • Certificates
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Training Days

ISOW Annual Report

Read this year's annual report to learn how ISOW is fulfilling its mission and impacting student lives!

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