College of Arts and Science - International Studies

International Studies Student Association

“Be the change you wish to see in the World.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Who we are:

The ISSA acts as the official liaison between International Studies students and the International Studies Administrative Committee.

ISSA meetings take place every Monday from 4:30-5:20 in Arts 213. Everyone welcome.

What we believe:

We believe that poverty, illiteracy, hunger, oppression, slavery, racism, homophobia, and environmental degradation are not jut issues that happen at a distance. Likewise, they are not just issues that affect “other people” – they affect everyone! The ISSA exists to bring awareness to these issues by engaging students and helping to recognize that they exist in both the local AND global context.

“Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.” (Ryunosuke Satoro)

Events organized by the ISSA:

In the past, the ISSA has undertaken a number of causes for both the campus community, as well as the local and global community, including hosting international academic speakers, organizing “meet and greet” events for Canadian and international students, holding benefit concerts in support of local and international charities and NGO’s, organizing awareness nights in support of social justice issues, and advocating for structural change within the IS department in support of student needs.

"Travel Stories You Won't Hear in the Classroom"
Wednesday November 13, 2013

Please join us for a steak night raising funds for the U of S Model UN. The speaker list to date includes:
Carin Holroyd
Martin Gaal
Ron Wheeler
Tickets are $25 and will be sold in the Arts Tunnel the week prior to the event.

ISSA Executive 2013-2014

Co-President - Meghan Folnovic -
Co-President - Lance Audette -
Treasurer - Ivan Besermenji
Treasurer - Irena Smith
Secretary (T1) - Larissa Snider
Secretary (T2) - Leah Nickel
Communications Director - Jordan Bruce -
Safety Enforcer (T1) - Cooper Muirhead
Safety Enforcer (T2) - Emmanauel Barker
ISPC Representative - Caitlynn Beckett
ISPC Representative - Chiedza Pasipanodya
Global Connections Representative - Alice Godson