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Women’s voices

A recent event at Pier 21 explored the immigrant experience from a woman’s perspective   By Chris Muise, Photos by Tammy Fancy The immigrant experience in Halifax isn’t easy to sum up; everyone experiences it differently. Add other factors and identity (like womanhood, motherhood, religion, and culture), and no one …

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Dive in: immersing himself in student life gives Ossamma Nasrallah a surrogate family in Halifax

By Sarah Sawler, Photos by Steve Smith/VisionFire Ossama Nasrallah is now the VP of Student Affairs at Saint Mary’s University’s student union (SMUSA), but three years ago, he wasn’t even considering Halifax. He wanted to be a dentist. Many universities in the Middle East and Europe offer much shorter programs …

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The big picture

Photos by Tammy Fancy/FANCYFREEFOTO.COM As an international student, Kudakwashe Ndadzungira brings a global perspective to her new job   Kudakwashe (Kuda) Ndadzungira arrived in Halifax in September 2011 from her home country of Zimbabwe. As her plane descended to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, all Ndadzungira could see were trees. …

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Land of opportunity

Immigrants to Nova Scotia are leading their counterparts across the country when it comes to creating jobs and making money The most recent Pathways to Prosperity report shows that immigrants are doing well economically in Nova Scotia. “This report shows it’s time to start busting myths,” says Howard Ramos, a …

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Seeing the person

In order to create a more inclusive and diverse Halifax, Ann Divine says individuals first need to look inward and recognize their own biases and presumptions about each other. “We have all of these [inclusive] policies and practices in our workplaces, but we have not checked ourselves internally and thought …

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