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.

2nd Annual Semester Two Welcome Back Event

The ISSA and UofS AXIS (formally USWU) are joining forces once again to host their 2nd annual semester two welcome back event. Last year the music was bumping and the place was packed, and we expect nothing less of 2015.

Embrace your Canadian pride by showing all the new international and exchange students how Canada can party. Come decked out in your best Canadiana gear!

Music provided by DJ Crisis with College Fresh Music.

Date: Friday January 9
Time: 9PM - 1AM
Location: Louis'

$10 entrance (includes cover). Limited tickets available at the door so please purchase tickets in advance by visiting us in the Arts Tunnel from January 6th-9th.


For More Information:

ISSA Executive 2014-2015

PRESIDENT: Meghan Folnovic

VICE PRESIDENT: Emmanauel Barker

SECRETARY: Bethany Thiessen (Fall) & Caitlynn Beckett (Winter)


TREASURER: Chiedza Pasipanodya

ISPC REPS: Dylan Moerike & Caitlynn Beckett

SAFETY ENFORCER: Cooper Muirhead