Ms. Michelle Manks
Michelle Manks is the Senior Manager of World University Service of Canada (WUSC)’s Durable Solutions for Refugees programming, which includes the organization’s long standing Student Refugee Program (SRP). This youth-to-youth refugee sponsorship initiative is currently the only student-led refugee resettlement program, and combines community/private sponsorship with the provision of tertiary education. She is currently the co-chair of the Global Task Force on Third Country Education Pathways, and has provided guidance on youth engagement and the creation of education pathways to parliamentarians, governments, NGOs, higher education communities, and multilateral organizations from around the world. In addition to helping develop new pathways to education and protection for refugees in third countries, she also oversees WUSC’s higher education and economic opportunities for refugees work in countries of first asylum and origin.