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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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Faces of Halifax

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Every fall, Halifax’s universities welcome students from around the globe. For each student, Halifax offers a different experience. In this issue, our writer talks with seven about what brought them here, and what their futures might hold. ALI BALA Libya Mount Saint Vincent University Masters in Teaching English as a …

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Taking deep breaths

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Long before joining the Dalhousie team that would create a revolutionary medical device for measuring lung capacity, Ubong Peters wanted to help people. Growing up in Nigeria, he knew he wanted to be a medical doctor. He held onto that dream throughout his childhood and eventually took the first step …

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Leading by example

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Shipping lines connect the Port of Halifax to more than 150 countries, so it’s fitting the Halifax Port Authority champions and embraces diversity. “Our business is global and we have to reflect that market. Simple as that,” says Karen Oldfield, the port authority’s president and CEO. The topic of diversity …

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