Gina Cody, the first woman in Concordia’s history to earn a PhD in engineering, has a faculty named after her

Credit to Author: Vivien Fellegi| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:01:39 +0000

Iranian-Canadian Gina Cody has gone from becoming the first woman in Concordia’s history to earn a PhD in engineering to having the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the university renamed in her honor.

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Enakshi Sinha spreads the joy and power of Indian classical dance

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 20:49:12 +0000

Meet Indian-born Canadian Enakshi Sinha, one of the leading dancers of Odissi, an Indian classical dance form, in North America. Her career in Indian classical dance spans 18 years and includes performances in major festivals of India, Europe and North America as a soloist and with her dance productions.

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Landing your first job in Canada is also about your approach

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:12:38 +0000

Newcomer Nilay Savla who moved to Canada from India in September 2019, shares his experiences finding a job. He believes that: “It is not just about your education and experience. It is also about ‘how you approach’ the job market.”

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How my family dealt with a health emergency during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:48:08 +0000

Recently, in August, my husband came back from a trip to the grocery store. As he was getting ready to cook dinner for a family of six (due to the pandemic, all our four children live with us now), something seemed off with his right hand. He left red and yellow peppers in the sink, […]

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2020 announced

Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:00:23 +0000

Tareq Hadhad, founder of Peace by Chocolate; Hamza Haq actor on the hit show Transplant and Michael Hurley, Mayor of Burnaby, B.C., have something in common — they have been named among the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners of 2020, along with other amazing community activists, entrepreneurs and academics from coast to coast. […]

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Doing something special to mark a milestone birthday

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 21:42:24 +0000

More than fifty years after she came to Canada from Guyana, Jean Janki Samaroo decided to do something special to mark her 70th milestone birthday .  That’s how her book for Senior Citizens ‘Late Blooms’ and a children’s book  ‘Making New Friends’ came about.  

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Nina Perez on exploring the relationship between dance, relating and connection

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:36:10 +0000

Nina Perez, founder and director of Baila! Dance Today, Latin dance instructor in Vancouver and connection coach, was born and raised in Argentina, Perez started dancing ballet, flamenco and national folklore from a very young age. She now has over 37 years of dancing experience and has been teaching for the last 20 years.

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Being there for each other is the COVID-19 vaccine we need

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:34:39 +0000

The decision to relocate to Canada with my family was tough because we had deep roots in Nigeria. Between my wife and I, and our two kids, those roots span over 10 decades. Leaving family and friends, and all the connections we built over the years – personal and professional, has been one of the […]

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One lawyer’s dream job becomes his reality, a Windmill Microlending client success story

Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:52:51 +0000

As a registered charity serving newcomers to Canada since 2005, Windmill Microlending has supported over 5,000 skilled immigrants and refugees with low-interest microloans. Windmill’s loans offer financial help to newcomers to afford the costs of licensing or credentials. Often, immigrants don’t have access to other credit because they have a low income or no Canadian […]

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