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August, 2017

  • 21 August

    We are family

    By Ifeanyi Emesih   Family means different things to different people. For some, “family always comes first” and “blood is thicker than water.” For others, the phrase “you can’t pick your family; thank God you can pick your friends” better describes the relationship. Whichever camp we fall into, nothing has …

May, 2017

  • 26 May

    Keep on going

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    Being a newcomer in a new city means networking, failing at times, and never giving up By Rany Ibrahim   “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” That maxim always kept me going forward as an immigrant. Maybe it’s a …

  • 26 May

    Don’t accept the status quo

    By Ifeanyi Emesih   Standing still is the same as falling behind. But that hasn’t really been an issue for My Halifax Experience. Ever since our first event, we’ve been going full steam ahead with growing it, the creating this magazine, and expanding of the My Halifax Experience platform. In …

  • 26 May

    Beauty in the beat

    SMU Taiko introduces traditional Japanese drumming and culture to St. Mary’s students By Janice Hudson   Marcin Sawicki can still remember the first time heard taiko drumming. He was a graduate student at the University of Toronto, and he and a friend had bought nosebleed tickets in Massey Hall to …

  • 26 May

    Sharing fiery flavours

    By Valerie Mansour Photography by Bruce Murray, VisionFire   Ana Jimenez-Jenkins didn’t intend to be a restaurant owner, but after moving from Mexico to Halifax in 1998, she says the food business called out to her. “As an immigrant, you don’t know how things will work out until you get …

April, 2017

  • 5 April

    For Goodness’ sake

    After his daughter’s death, Olugu Ukpai devotes his live to fixing the immigration system for other families   By Kayla Hounsell The family’s pride is evident as they sit, legs crossed, wearing the brightly coloured, matching, traditional outfits. Tiny fingers keep perfect time as the sound of an African drum …

  • 5 April

    By the numbers

    Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is Nova Scotia’s gateway to the world. The statistics below highlight its importance. (And for more about the airport and its role, see the story Rolling out the welcome on page 20.)   3,908,799 The number of passengers the airport served in 2016.   …

  • 5 April

    Working as an engineer in Canada

    Making the move has gotten a bit easier   By Chris Muise It’s hard for engineers immigrating to Canada to pick up their careers in their new country. Codes and regulations are different, and prospective employers and the local engineering regulatory body will want to assess what you know before …

  • 5 April

    Working her way up

    Once the only immigrant in the kitchen, now Bee Choo Char is the head chef at the Prince George   By Kim Hart Macneill When Bee Choo Char first started at the Prince George Hotel 17 years ago as a banquet prep cook she was the only immigrant on the …

March, 2017