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UVic faculty, staff and students are helping transform the lives of marginalized communities in Africa and Asia with the World Partnership Walk (WPW), an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. The walk, which normally takes place on campus, has rotated in-line and takes participants on a virtual journey around the world.

The WPW engages tens of thousands of Canadians each year, including a team of UVic staff, faculty and students. Since 2015, the UVic team has raised over $ 150,000 to fight global poverty and has been celebrated for many years as the best WPW varsity team in Canada.

I am so proud of how we are implementing UVic’s commitment to making a vital impact through global community engagement.
Karima Ramji, Captain of the UVic Global Partnership Walking Team and Associate Director, International, Indigenous and Strategic Initiatives at UVic Co-op & Career

Join the team in this year’s virtual adventure to meet international actors of change: a mobile clinic in Kenya, pioneering women in Mozambique and Afghanistan, students (and future leaders) from the University of Central Asia in Tajikistan, which UVic has partnered with to help develop UCA’s Cooperative Education Program, to name a few!

To be involved

Join the 2020 World Partnership Walk virtual journey. Video: Global Partnership Walk

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