You are never too old to learn: advice from an aspiring Chinese-Canadian writer

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:02:58 +0000

[By Zhenzhen Gu] I have always had a passion for writing. When I was young, my mother encouraged me. So did my junior high teacher. When my first piece appeared in China Daily (overseas edition), I was thrilled, even though it was just the size of tofu. After that, I was hungry for more. I experienced the […]

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Sri Lankan-born author Logathasan Tharmathurai on finding his way home

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:47:51 +0000

Logathasan “Das” Tharmathurai is a man who finds his way. Das nearly failed his grade 12 English literature class and had never thought of becoming a writer. But he decided he had to become one if he wanted to share his story. In July 2019, over three decades after leaving Sri Lanka, Das published The […]

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Creating new worlds: Interview with novelist and playwright Anosh Irani

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 15:02:01 +0000

Novelist and playwright Anosh Irani comes from a family of Iranian descent in Mumbai, India, and moved to Vancouver in 1998 as a student to pursue his Master’s degree in Creative Writing. He has published critically acclaimed and award-winning novels including: The Cripple and His Talismans, The Song of Kahunsha, Dahanu Road and The Parcel. His plays […]

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A proud Canadian-Congolese-Romanian believes Canada’s strength is our diversity

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:08:32 +0000

My name is Patricia Marie-Antoinette Mayaza Mwilu Kumbakisaka, and I am a proud Canadian-Congolese-Romanian. How often do you see Romanians with last names such as ‘Kumbakisaka’? You are probably used to see last names like ‘Florescu’ or ‘Stefanescu’. People call me the ‘citizen of the world’, ‘global citizen’ or the ‘United Nations’. When you first hear […]

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Samiya Mirza and her family find warmth in Edmonton

Credit to Author: Nazreena Anwar-Travas| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 15:39:54 +0000

Samiya initially came to Canada as a student to study biomedical engineering and returned to India in 2010. Little did she know that three years later, she would return to Canada again — but as a newly married woman with an eight month-old baby. “Everyone felt that since I have already been in Canada, things […]

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Bayan Khatib finds her true calling in helping Syrian refugees

Credit to Author: Vivien| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:04:40 +0000

Syrian Canadian Foundation Executive Director Bayan Khatib knows what it’s like to feel utterly lost. When Khatib was a baby, her father, a Syrian political prisoner, escaped and fled to the US with her mother, leaving her behind with grandparents. By the time they reclaimed her, the couple had three more children. Khatib’s brother, jealous […]

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Conveying a ‘welcome home’ message to Toronto’s newest residents

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:36:02 +0000

Vera Dodic, manager, Toronto Newcomer Office, asks newcomers to call the city ‘home’. Vera Dodic grew up never imagining that she would live anywhere but in Belgrade, the city where she was born in former Yugoslavia. Having worked with refugees and internally displaced people back home, She experienced first-hand the profound challenges of establishing herself […]

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Bombarded with deliveries, veteran postal worker asks for family time

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 10:50:03 +0000

Bombarded with deliveries, veteran postal worker asks for family time

HANAM, Gyeonggi Province — In a nation heavily reliant on fast-speed delivery services, postal workers’ first-ever strike in the 135 year history of the Korea Post would have brought 245 post offices nationwide to a standstill.

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Danish-Canadian scientist Anne Steinø looks beyond the lab

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 16:52:37 +0000

That natural sponges from the depths of the sea off the coast of the Philippines could feature in the fight against cancer testifies to the wonder of science. And, perhaps more importantly, of its importance to humankind. Ask Anne Steinø, a Vancouver-based Danish-Canadian scientist with a PhD in Biochemistry and molecular biology, and she’ll happily […]

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