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April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will become the first Canadian university to sign a memorandum of understanding with Jusoor Syria, a non-governmental organization dedicated to connecting Syrian youth with post-secondary education scholarships.

Jusoor’s Canadian representative Leen Al Zaibak and Laurier President and Vice-Chancellor Max Blouw will sign the agreement April 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ernst & Young Board Room of the Schlegel Centre on the university’s Waterloo campus.

Laurier will partner with Jusoor’s “100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives” scholarship program to sponsor four female Syrian students, three undergraduate and one graduate, to study at Laurier as early as fall 2016.

Please see the media release for more details on this initiative.

Watch the video to learn more about Laurier and Jusoor Syria’s partnership.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca

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