Students at Canadian universities are reaching out internationally, using pocket change to make a difference. Every year, many students pay a few dollars to their university’s Student Refugee Program. Since 1978, these programs have allowed for 1000 refugees to come to Canada and earn their degrees. While other universities may only sponsor one or two students, the University of British Columbia has been able to support the living expenses and tuition of three refugees every year. While UBC’s program is financially stable, its future relies heavily on the shoulders of a few student volunteers.
Video written produced and directed by Kerry Blackadar and Sarah Stenabaugh.