Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO)

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Name: Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO)

Previous/other names: N/A

Prominent date(s) of activity: 1974? - ?

History: CUSO is a non-profit organization, established in 1961 to provide developing countries with the information and manpower necessary to alleviate developmental obstacles.

Activities: The organization's primary function was sending skilled Canadian volunteers (from surgeons to master carpenters) to developing countries to work two year contracts in fields where no qualified persons were otherwise available. The group also worked within developing countries to advocate for women's rights, provide medical equipment and facilities, and provide education to rural communities on nutrition, health, family planning, grain mill technology, sanitation and hygiene.

Note(s): In 1983 the Film Society donated proceeds from their screening of "A Streetcar Named Desire" to a CUSO project which explored and improved the working lives of women in third-world countries.

Source(s):

  • The Brunswickan, vol. 117, no. 4, 1982, p. 19.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 117, no. 8, 1982, p. 18.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 118, no. 12, 1983, p. 9.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 109, no. 16, 1974, p. 4.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 96, no. 20, 1964, p. 9.


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