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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.   …

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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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Rolling out the welcome

The airport is where new immigrants enter Halifax. But they’re not alone when they get here   By Suzanne Rent David VanDerpuye landed at Halifax’s airport about 11 p.m. He was a long way from his native Ghana, coming to Mount Saint Vincent University to study. But when he got …

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Home in Halifax

In this award-winning essay, an international student shares her Halifax experience   By Yanni Wang I am a firm believer that a part of your personality is shaped by the cities you live in. Having moved around all my life, few of the cities I’ve lived in made my itchy …

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Faces of Halifax


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


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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A man of many identities


I was very pleased when My Halifax Experience asked me to join their team. Relatively speaking, I am a newcomer who immigrated from Egypt 14 years ago, as an international student. Today, I am an engaged community member. Becoming a columnist here will let me reflect on my own experiences …

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Leading by example


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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Definitely not lying down on the job


Chen Qing didn’t like his job. Going door-to-door making appointments for a student painting company and earning just $10 per appointment booked meant a lot of effort for little return, especially while attending Saint Mary’s University. It wasn’t the experience he imagined when he came to Halifax from China in …

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