Anneke Smit

Noura Tanbari, Bilal Tanbari, Alies WatersGovernment-assisted refugees Noura and Bilal Tanbari with their Windsor schoolmate Alies Waters.

Refugee sponsorship effort continues for campus group

A campus effort to sponsor a refugee family from Syria for resettlement in Canada has reached its initial fundraising target and submitted the sponsorship application. Now the real work begins, report organizers.

“With so much help from across the university community, we have raised more than the minimum required to bring a family here,” says professor Anneke Smit, part of the Group of Five sponsors based in Windsor Law. “This has been a campus-wide effort. Every faculty contributed, as well as individuals and groups.”

Windsor Law to assist training for Refugee Sponsorship Support Program

A new initiative by Windsor Law and the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub will be offering support and information to members of the Windsor community wishing to privately sponsor Syrian refugees.

The Windsor chapter of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP), will bring together pro bono lawyers, law students, and sponsorship experts for a public information session on Thursday, January 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in room 2100, Faculty of Law building.