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Apply now for ISSofBC bursaries!


Newcomers and refugee youth have until June 30, 2018 to apply for seven ISSofBC bursaries.

Eligible applicants committed to their academic pursuits may apply for more than one bursary.


This bursary honours Marian Dewitt, a long serving ISSofBC Board Member since 1982 for her outstanding contribution to the immigrant community and to the development of Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia.

The Marian Dewitt Bursary is only available to ISSofBC present or former clients, students or volunteers (must be within the last three years) who may require financial assistance to pursue their chosen course of studies.

The deadline is Saturday, June 30, 2018.

The application form is attached and is also available at ISSofBC locations.

Apply now

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Burnaby library celebrates World Refugee Day

By Chris Campbell, Burnaby Now |

Burnaby residents are invited to celebrate World Refugee Day.

Burnaby Public Library hosts an event at the Metrotown branch on June 19 at 7 p.m. with three world-renowned guest speakers.

Martina Scholtens is a family doctor who served refugees at a Vancouver clinic and wrote a popular book about the experience.

Hanadi Ibrahim is a professor from Syria living in Canada.

Sina Yetbarek is a former refugee who is now a settlement worker.

This is a free event, but space in limited. You can register online at

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