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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 …

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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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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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Break out of the comfort zone

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If Ann Divine has one message she wants to share with every immigrant that comes to Halifax, it’s this: you need to be uncomfortable. Divine’s experience, both here and growing up in her adopted home in England, is that immigrants too often tend to only reach out to their fellow …

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