SDG 1: NO POVERTY

Introduction

Sustainable Development Goal1(SDG1) aims to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. Its objectives include ensuring that the entire population and especially the poorest and most vulnerable have equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, property and land control, natural resources and new technologies. Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.

UAE Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions and Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions. UAE Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable. The objective for 2030 of the UAE respects the SDG 1 are reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

Canadian University Dubai has established numerous partnerships with private and public-sector organizations from across the UAE, as well as international corporations with an established presence in the country. These partnerships are a result of collaboration, complementary interests and common goals, and have helped bring mutual benefit to the University and its partner organizations. We offer our expertise and harness our resources as an institution of higher education, to support the strategic objectives of our associates and collaborators. In turn, we and our student community benefit from partnership initiatives such as internships, placements and job opportunities, professional lectures and research projects, corporate scholarships, and financial support schemes.

University Relevant Events

The value of the scholarships is AED10 million Starting this academic year 2019-2020, Canadian University Dubai will offer a series of scholarships exclusively for GEMS low income students. Scholarship amounts will vary depending on course of study and the academic merit of GEMS students.

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Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, The Class of 2020 Students Illuminate the World’s Tallest Building Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th June 2020: Canadian University Dubai made history last night as it became the first university in the world to display images of its graduating class on the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The ceremony was the leading Dubai based university’s 10th graduation event, and recognized its class of 2020 by illuminating one of the most iconic buildings in the world with the faces of this year’s graduates.

The virtual graduation ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, as well as the university’s chancellor, President, faculty members and students under the theme of ‘The Beauty of Endurance’, and was live streamed on the university’s website through YouTube and Facebook. A building known for being a symbol of infinite possibilities, Canadian University Dubai’s Burj Khalifa virtual graduation was a reminder to its 2020 graduates that the future is bright after the university had to postpone its graduation ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a way to bring its graduates together virtually after months of social distancing. Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor, Canadian University Dubai, said: “Just a little over two months ago, we took the necessary steps to move to a virtual campus, and now we have hosted our first ever virtual graduation.

These seamless digital changes prove the sheer determination, hard work and compassion to succeed from our students and faculty in this time of uncertainty.” Dr. Karim Chelli, President and Vice-Chancellor, Canadian University Dubai said: “This year represents the turn of a new decade, as well as unprecedented times that have challenged us and forced us to look at things differently. We have taught our latest graduates to go out into the world with optimism, ingenuity, compassion, and grit. Their next steps will be symbolic of this time and their vision and choices will mark a generation”.

Laith Wazani, 2020 Low-income Student Graduate of Canadian University Dubai commented: “It really has been a year to remember for the Canadian University Dubai faculty members and we wanted to join our students and celebrate together their graduation from afar. Together we have faced many challenges and had to learn new ways to adapt and change to deliver a healthy learning environment during a global pandemic but it is safe to say we have gone above and beyond and it is a pleasure to see the class of 2020 graduate in the most memorable way possible”.

Dana Haroun Low-income Student, 2020 Graduate of Canadian University Dubai said: “Canadian University Dubai showed us that no matter what the situation is, they can find a way to celebrate us and make us feel happy. Having my picture displayed on the most iconic building of Dubai made me feel really appreciated and thrilled”.

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Palestinian national, Nada Anan, is hoping to bring the stories of her homeland and its people to the international platform as she starts out on a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism programme with a full one-year scholarship, awarded by Canadian University Dubai (CUD).

Nada and fellow communications student Marwa Jumah are recipients of the 4th annual Canada Day Scholarships, awarded by CUD in coordination with the Canadian Embassy and the Consulate General in Dubai.

The pair will embark on an international education experience, as they take up the unique opportunity to transfer their credits to one of CUD's partner institutions and complete their higher education in Canada.

With a passion for storytelling and an urge to share her experiences, Nada said: "Growing up in a conflict zone has had a powerful effect on my ambitions. My hope is that one day I will be able to tell the stories of the Palestinian people all around the world, and getting a top-class international education will be the first step to achieving this goal.

"I am honoured to receive this scholarship and grateful for the welcome I have received at CUD. The university already feels like home and ultimately I'm looking forward to making a home in Canada in the future."

Fellow scholarship awardee Marwa is excited about expressing her creativity through a major in advertising. She said: "I love being imaginative and inventive, and CUD was always my first choice to study advertising because I knew that the Canadian perspectives of learning would promote that freedom of expression.

"I have always wanted to study in Canada and this scholarship will give me the opportunity to start my university journey and benefit from a strong curriculum in the UAE before I make the transition to study overseas."

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Canadian University Dubai, committed to the local community and the economic development of entrepreneurs, frequently carries out activities to benefit the local community, promote entrepreneurship in the city and country, in this way improve the quality of life of people, then Some activities carried out by CUD are shown:

In a major initiative announced today jointly between the Canadian University Dubai and ecommerce leader in the region, Souq.com, students and local community in the city will have access to internships, lectures and mentoring from industry pioneers to nurture their entrepreneurial aspirations.

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CUD in collaboration with Christine Souffrant, founder of social Enterprise, conducted a free course for students, staff and the local community in which the participants learned to explore business opportunities that have a positive impact on their community, society or the world.

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Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has joined forces with leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to support the empowerment of students and local community through innovation in the context of the UAE’s move towards an information-based economy. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to seal their long-term commitment to the UAE’s younger generation at the International Conference on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICLIE), held recently in Dubai.

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The new corporate education partnership program will see the university collaborate with organizations in government and industry to provide dedicated value-added services that will help businesses to promote continuing professional development and employees to access quality higher education and job-related training opportunities. The initiative is set in the context of the UAE Vision 2021, the country’s strategic development plan launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It will contribute to one of the key pillars of the plan: building a competitive knowledge-driven economy, by developing the talents of the workforce to help drive innovation and entrepreneurship among workers in the local community.

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Mr. Rami Hajjar, serial entrepreneur and CEO of tech startup Hadzup, has given a lecture encouraging students and the local community to explore their entrepreneurial side during a recent seminar at the Canadian University of Dubai (CUD) where access was free.

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Students in the Department of Communication, under the guidance of Ms. Sama Al Rasheed and Dr. Franziska Apprich, have come up with a novel idea to help creative students and people in the local community overcome the difficulties associated with turning their ideas into into tangible business opportunities for them. such as lack of funding, peer pressure, or lack of good advice. Taking advantage of the facilities of the new CUD Business Incubator initiative, in collaboration with Ryerson University, it is now possible to create a company with the income generated by the first company of the incubator aimed at students and people from the local community who want to promote your creative ideas.

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CUD held the 'Entrepreneur's Day' organized by the Faculty of Engineering in collaboration with Krypto Labs, where students, staff and the local community were invited to attend and participate in a competition where the person who presented their business or start-up ideas among The first 5 places were given a prize to the winners which was a cash prize for their start-up.

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  • $7,000 Boost for CUD Students’ Sign Language App

The students behind the new Emirati sign-language app, Efhamni, have received a major boost in their plan to support the UAE deaf community, with a $7,000 award to scale their social enterprise from the Coca-Cola Foundation and INJAZ Al-Arab. The award follows the recent announcement of winners in the Ripples of Happiness university competition, a community initiative under which the innovation was developed. The team of students from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) was the only group to represent the UAE in the region-wide initiative, and secured second place overall in the six-week program, attracting funding equivalent to more than AED 25,000 to help further develop and mainstream their app. The technology was created in association with the UAE Deaf Association and the Kalimati Speech and Communication Center. It specifically aims to support Emiratization among hearing impaired citizens, helping them to access better education and employment opportunities by teaching them, their family, friends and colleagues, how to communicate effectively through Emirati sign language.

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Canadian university Dubai (CUD) has joined the campaign to increase public knowledge and understanding of cancer and related illnesses with a week-long program of events to mark Cancer Awareness Week. Faculty, students and local comunnity have come together in both educational and recreational activities to learn more about cancer symptoms, prevention and cure, and to show their support for those affected by the disease. The week opened with a Pink Day, where the campus took on a rose-coloured theme in tribute of the traditional colour associated with breast cancer movement. Day one of the campaign also saw the launch of an interactive exhition by the CUD Art Club, aiming to encourage students and local community from across the University to use their creativity to produce inspirational message of hope.

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Haya Merai, a graduate of the Canadian University of Dubai (CUD) Bachelor of Health Organization Management programme, has returned to the University to promote skin cancer awareness among students and the local community as part of a her current employer, Friends of Cancer Patients. Haya, who is a junior project executive at the Sharjah-based charity, brought the "Mole Talk" campaign to the CUD campus, to help raise awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and early detection among the youth of the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Indian Educators and Policy Makers Benefit from CUD Expertise

Director of graduate studies programs at Canadian University Dubai (CUD), Dr. Marc Poulin, has been sharing his expertise in business education with government officials, educators and business students from India during two recent events focusing on higher education policy and practice. Dr. Poulin was invited to share his insights at the seventh edition of the World Education Summit held in the Indian capital, New Delhi. Joining a panel of senior university personnel from across the country, Dr. Poulin contributed to discussions on the theme ‘From Education to Employment’, revealing the key factors involved in nurturing industry-university partnerships. Organized by technology media and research company, Elets, the World Education Summit convenes government officials and senior representatives from leading education institutions to exchange ideas on the future of higher education. This is the second time CUD has been invited to contribute to the event, with University President Pr. Karim Chelli presenting at the sixth edition of the Summit earlier this year.

  • Canadian University of Dubai Creates Scholarship to Support Government Staff in Higher Education

Canadian University Dubai and Dubai Health Authority have begun a progressive new partnership that promotes higher education to its administrative staff. In support of Flag Day, an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to 'blend the sense of nationhood with loyalty to the country to preserve its achievements and inculcate the concept of good citizenship', the newly created Chancellors Scholarship annually grants one of Dubai Health Authority's employees a permanent place in the Canadian University Dubai's popular Masters of Business Administration Program.

  • Students Join Unhcr Campaign to Raise Awareness of Regional Refugee Crisis

Students from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) have taken part in a regional conference organized by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Samuel Ajayi and Omar Zain were among a delegation of students who attended the first regional gathering dedicated to the protection of refugee children and adolescents. The conference brought together leaders, policy makers, donors and high-profile individuals to raise awareness of the ongoing crisis and consider how different stakeholder groups can help.

March 28th – 30th: Canadian University has proudly hosted the Dubai Model United Nations Academy, in collaboration with United Ambassadors.

Teams from as far away as the Democratic Republic of Congo took part in a packed four-day program where they were treated to a magnificent Opening Ceremony followed by two days of intensive workshops and presentations. The event culminated in a keenly fought debate on the final day, addressing some of the major issues facing our world, including sustainability, discrimination, conflict resolution and world poverty.

The event was introduced by Nabila Elassa, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of United Ambassadors with contributions from Mr. Omar Hernandez, Lead Trainer and Mr. Ahmad Al Ammar, Facilitator and former MUN participant. United Ambassadors is a world-leading international Model United Nations Education non-profit organization with a mission of building the next generation of youth leaders and global citizens, through Model United Nations.

Students learnt about the importance of demonstrating effective leadership skills and having empathy with their stakeholders. During the workshops and presentations they developed skills in public speaking, writing proposals, reaching consensus, interpreting briefings, diplomacy and negotiation skills, all interspersed with a variety of fun activities.

Several of the delegates also made personal statements for their audience reflecting their determination to make an impact on their communities.

The MUN initiative was created to provide a platform for young people to learn about international issues, diplomacy and inter-government relations and to develop their capabilities in critical thinking, research and debate. The model simulates the United Nations forum itself, with each group of students representing a country in the debate over a range of issues from health and social progress to the economy and global finance.

Speaking after the event, Mr. Omar Hernandez, Lead Trainer with United Ambassadors, praised the standard of commitment and debate displayed by the delegates. He said, “this is a remarkable opportunity for young people to gain a unique perspective on how diplomacy works. The skills they are learning will help them make a difference in their future lives, and with the delegates coming from different backgrounds and culture, they are able to appreciate the importance of tolerance in today’s world.”

Eszter Meszaros, Administrative Coordinator for United Ambassadors in Dubai said the purpose of the event was to help the leaders of the future realise how they could make a difference.

The event concluded with presentations to the delegates and a series of presentations from the leaders of each group.

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University/Strategy/Policy/Procedure

Canadian University Dubai knows the economic situation of some people in the United Arab Emirates and in the world after the covid 19 pandemic, for this reason the University is committed to giving financial aid to people who are falling into the bottom 20% of family income group, for those new or old students and people who want to access higher education, the University has developed different scholarships that have the purpose that more people access higher education, below are the CUD scholarships.

  • Scholarships are open to all students of any citizenship who have met all the admission requirements

  • Scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled in four academic courses or more per semester. For Financial Hardship and Special Needs Scholarships, the number of academic courses students must enroll in will be considered on a case-by-case basis, although, where possible, a minimum of four academic courses is recommended. Please note that scholarships can be granted for credit-bearing courses only

  • Students must maintain the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) necessary in order to continue receiving scholarship funding. The specific CGPA requirements vary according to the type of scholarship applied for. These details are outlined in the specific scholarship descriptions

  • Scholarships are not valid for summer semesters

  • Scholarships are only valid for current tuition fees

  • Students can apply for more than one scholarship, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. In case a student qualifies for more than one reduction, scholarship or discount, the student will be given the chance to choose the scholarship with the highest value

  • All remaining fees (tuition and housing) must be paid promptly in order to receive and maintain the scholarship

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Overall Terms and Conditions

  • To be considered eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship, students need to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hour

  • Scholarships awarded for the fall semester are valid for one year, provided that the CGPA is maintained as per the information below and provided the student registers for at least 12 credit hours per semester

  • Scholarships awarded for the spring semester are valid for one semester only

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met.

  • Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters

  • Applicants must email their scholarship application forms along with all supporting documentation to scholarship@cud.ac.ae by July 7th (fall intake) or December 20th (spring intake)

  • Late or incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered by the scholarship committee

Academic Excellence Scholarship Allocations

  • 50% tuition waiver

High school students need to have attained an academic average of 99%* or above to apply for a 50% tuition waiver

For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be 3.98 or higher to continue receiving a 50% tuition waiver

  • 40% tuition waiver

High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 95 – 98.9%* to apply for a 40% tuition waiver

For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.95 – 3.97 to continue receiving a 40% tuition waiver

  • 30% tuition waiver

High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 90 – 94.9%* to apply for a 30% tuition waiver

For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.9 – 3.94 to continue receiving a 30% tuition waiver

  • 20% tuition waiver

High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 85 – 89.9%* to apply for a 20% tuition waiver.

For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.85 – 3.89 to continue receiving a 20% tuition waiver

  • 10% tuition waiver (returning students only)

High school students who were granted an automatic 20% tuition waiver for their first semester at CUD and have maintained a 3.8 – 3.84 CGPA, may be eligible for a 10% tuition waiver on the subsequent semester

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* UAE Secondary School Certificate or equivalent

This scholarship is meant for elite and talented athletes from any sport who have competed and achieved success at least at a city level. Sports Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s sports achievement level and their academic performance. A tuition waiver of up to 40% can be applied accordingly.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Sports Scholarships are valid for one semester only

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met

  • Sports Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 70%

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 3.0 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Sports Scholarship

  • Successful applicants will be required to support the sports department in different events and will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University

  • Applications for the Sports Scholarship must include:

      • Completed application form

      • Brief bio including relevant sport accomplishments

      • Scanned copies of references from the applicant's coach and/or PE teacher on institutional letterhead

      • Scanned copies of certificates relevant to the sport the applicant is applying for

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The objective of these scholarships is to promote access to higher education to students facing financial hardship. A tuition waiver of up-to 40% can be applied as evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Financial Hardship Scholarships are valid for one semester only

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th 2022) and spring semester (December 20th 2022) must be met

  • Financial Hardship Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 75%

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 2.8 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Financial Hardship Scholarship

  • Successful applicants will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University

  • Applications for the Financial Hardship Scholarship must include:

        • o Completed application form

        • o Current rental contract

        • o Bank statements

        • o Employee certificate and salary statement for each employed family member

        • o Copy of passport and visa for all working family members (or both parents)

        • o Certificates of educational tuition fees for each sibling

All documentation will be kept confidential. Any application with incomplete documentation cannot be considered by the scholarship committee when awarding the Financial Hardship Scholarships.

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We at Canadian University Dubai pledge to provide an inclusive learning environment and to support the cognitive, emotional and creative development of students with disabilities. Special needs may be justified by physical or other disabilities.

Students eligible for a Special Needs Scholarship will benefit from a tuition reduction of up to 40%.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • For students applying for the Special Needs Scholarship at the point of admission to the University, the academic average will be considered by the scholarship committee on a case-by-case basis

  • For current students, a minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required to be eligible to apply for the scholarship

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met

  • Special Needs Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters

  • Students are required to provide an up-to-date professionally documented diagnosis that will be kept confidentially

  • The scholarship application is reviewed by and subject to the scholarship committee’s discretion

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This scholarship is meant for elite and talented individuals from any field who have competed and achieved success at a city level or beyond. Special Talent Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s achievement level and their academic performance. A tuition waiver of up to 40% can be applied accordingly.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Special Talent Scholarships are valid for one semester only

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th 2022) and spring semester (December 20th 2022) must be met

  • Special Talent Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters.

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 70%

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 3.0 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Special Talent Scholarship

  • Successful applicants will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University

  • Applications for the Special Talent Scholarship must include:

      • Completed application form

      • Documents supporting accomplishment within the applicant's talent field

      • Certificates relevant to the applicant's talent

      • Recommendations from teachers, trainers or professionals from within the applicant's talent field

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It facilitates the coordination between sponsoring organizations and the sponsored students. It provides full support needed to achieve the highest return on investment.

Canadian University Dubai offers participating sponsoring partners with the following set of value-added services:

  • Annual onsite employee orientation session: CUD Admission staff and faculty provide a one-day orientation session to participating partners’ employees looking for higher education options

  • Personalized admission and registration services: CUD’s Community Outreach Office provides personalized assistance to prospective students throughout their admission and registration process

  • Continuous monitoring and reporting on the academic progression of sponsored students during their enrollment at CUD

  • Constructive counseling and guidance to sponsored students throughout the academic year

  • Invitation to CUD Corporate Open House events throughout the year

  • Assistance with any other related administrative matters

Fees and Charges Covered by Sponsors

Fees and charges coverage vary from one sponsoring organization to the other. Sponsoring organizations typically cover:

  • Tuition fees

  • Accident insurance

  • Student’s Family (low income)

  • Activity fees

  • Residential halls

  • Text books

  • TOEFL/IELTS tests and courses

  • Moving Forward – How Students Can Start at CUD

  • Once the scholarship process is internally completed, the sponsoring organization must submit their “Sponsorship Confirmation” letter to CUD highlighting the covered fees and charges. Once received, the prospective student should approach the Student Sponsorship Liaison Office to initiate his/her admission and registration process

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CUD has partnerships that allow low-income students to have financing in their academic programs and thus get more people to access higher education, in this case Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank which have worked jointly with the university to offer facilities so that low-income students can study at CUD.

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Canadian University Dubai alumni are the pride of the University and the best ambassadors of our institution.

The CUD Alumni Office aims to develop, sustain and expand opportunities for our alumni, by connecting them with former classmates, colleagues, professors, and the University community in general, to establish valuable social and professional networks.

Our Alumni office supports and promotes:

  • Opportunities to reconnect with fellow graduates and University personnel and to support their alma mater in a meaningful way;

  • Opportunities for career development through lifelong learning (postgraduate study, short courses offered by our Corporate Training services etc.);

  • Access to employment opportunities;

  • Recognition, promotion and utilization of professional skills, experience, status and knowledge;

  • Access to a global alumni community where membership provides unique benefits and services.

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CUD Degree Department

Canadian University Dubai with the purpose of getting more low-income students from the University to graduate, created the department of degrees whose main objective is to carry out a census of all graduate students, specifically low-income graduate students and students of low income who are studying and in the process of graduating from an academic program. This department helps students in this situation in collaboration with the Student Affairs department, which is responsible for providing services for these students if necessary.

CUD Degree Department - Goals of Graduation

  • For the year 2023, provide the necessary support and resources to low-income students in their last semester with the purpose of graduating without any difficulty

  • Create professionals with innovative skills and abilities and make a difference in the labor field

  • Pass each year the census of university graduates

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With the purpose of providing University students with the ease of moving to their university, CUD in collaboration with public transport RTA reached an agreement in which a discount, subsidized service will be given to students who are in low-income while students who have this service maintain an outstanding academic average.

The University has a route published on its web portal, of the bus schedules for the student service, the pick-up location as well, this service helps low-income students to arrive on time for their academic days.

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Canadian University Dubai Health Center provides primary healthcare services and supports the safety and wellness of students, faculty and staff on campus.

Professional, licensed nurses are available to offer first aid and medical care for minor illnesses and injuries, provide health education and promote disease prevention.

The Health Center services are free of charge and available on a walk-in basis or by appointment for doctor's consultation. Information regarding the health insurance benefits, coverage and networks is also available.

The Center is equipped with a range of equipment to help maintain and monitor your health. Emergency cases are referred to the ambulance service.

The Health Center regularly collaborates with community organizations to conduct awareness raising activities such as no smoking campaigns, cancer awareness events and blood donation drives.

Students with medical needs or disabilities who require regular assistance on the campus may submit a medical report from their physician stating their health condition and special requirements.

All health records, forms and documentations are securely stored. The release or transfer of medical Information requires patient's approval, unless legally authorized, or in a life-threatening situation.

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At the University there are external services that offer discounts for students who need glasses for an eye disease that does not prevent them from performing well in academic activities.

20% Discount on selected frames & sunglasses, 15% Discount on optical lenses, 10% Discount on contact lenses & care solution

Audience

  • Alumni

  • Student

  • Staff

Food Service Discount

For university students who are in a situation of low economic resources, the university has collaborations with different restaurants in the city where discounts and food subsidies are offered depending on the economic status of the student. Below are the options:

20% Discount for dine & takeaway

Terms and Conditions:

  • Present the University ID CARD

Audience:

  • Alumni

  • Staff

  • Student

20% of the total bill

Terms and Conditions

Avail the discount upon showing the University ID (Staff, Student)

20% Discount for dine & takeaway

Terms and Conditions

  • Present the university ID

Audience:

  • Alumni

  • Student

  • Staff

In order to help students who are in a low-income situation, the university has dormitories on campus that allow these students to live while they study their academic days, this service is free for low-income students.

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To assist university students, CUD has two programs focused on providing guidance and orientation so that students can successfully complete their studies, these programs are Student Success Center and CUD Personal Counseling, which provide students with social and psychological support, as well as practices that will make your academic life an experience to remember, both programs and their characteristics are shown below:

The purpose of the Student Success Center (SSC) is to guide and support the student throughout their personal and academic journey at CUD. The SSC at CUD allows the student to learn to manage their time and stress, develop optimal note-taking strategies, understand homework, improve math skills, or improve English, reading, writing, grammar, and research skills. Workshops promoting personal development and academic success are offered throughout the semester or upon request. These range from improving study skills, academic writing skills, and test-taking skills to building higher levels of confidence and reaching your academic goals.

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The goal of this program is to create and maintain a healthy balance between academics and personal life as it can be a stressful experience. Our student advisor is here to guide you through this process and help you overcome challenges, find clarity, build resilience, and reach your goals. She is professionally trained and experienced, and is committed to a multicultural, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach so that students can get the most out of their college experience and become the best version of themselves. Common issues college students face include stress, anxiety, time management, motivation, self-esteem, life transitions, and identity development. With personal counseling, you are given a safe, non-judgmental environment to effectively discuss, understand and manage these issues and any others. While counseling is offered, referrals are provided if additional or long-term services are needed.

Canadian University Dubai knows the economic situation of some people in the United Arab Emirates and in the world after the covid 19 pandemic, for this reason the University is committed to giving financial aid to people who are falling into the bottom 20% of family income group, for those new or old students and people who want to access higher education, the University has developed different scholarships that have the purpose that more people access higher education, below are the CUD scholarships.

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  • CUD International Student Card ID

To international students who arrive from vulnerable countries in difficult economic situations, the University provides an International Student Card ID which gives them access to benefits and different discounts that allow these students to save money and have facilities and resources that help them successfully complete their days. and academic programs.

The benefits of the Student Card ID are in food, transportation, medical care and housing as well as other benefits in different stores that allow students in this situation who come from another country to enjoy academic life in Dubai.

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UAE Initiatives

At the international level, the UAE is a key contributor to many international humanitarian initiatives, especially in providing relief to victims of natural disasters and socio-conflicts. Between 2011 and 2014, the UAE donated AED 8.9 billion to eradicate poverty worldwide. It has also maintained its ranking as one of the 10 largest donor states as per the Official Development Aid (ODA) in 2015. In 2016, the UAE spent AED15.23 billion worth of development assistance.

Several government-financed organizations in the UAE provide humanitarian assistance across the world. These include:

  • Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) - Since its establishment in 1983, ERC has been playing a leading role in promoting different aspects of humanitarian work on both domestic and international levels, regardless of ethnic, cultural, geographic or religious considerations. In 2001, ERC was selected as the second best humanitarian authority in Asia

  • Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) - It was established in 1971 to help developing countries achieve sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty

  • Sheikh Khalifa Foundation - Since its inception in 2007, its contribution to health, education and infrastructure has reached more than 87 countries worldwide

  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) - Inaugurated in October 2015, it supports more than 130 million people in 116 countries around the world

Challenges

The UAE government has a future vision to change the culture of social support from the current ‘social welfare’ model to ‘sustainable social development’ that encourages independence and growth of families across the UAE.

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