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Arabic storytime kicks off today at London Library

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For the first time in London, parents of Arabic-speaking children will have a storytime tailored just for them. The London Public Library’s Jalna Branch is hosting its first Arabic Storytime on Friday at 10 a.m. The library is running the Friday 45-minute program for four weeks as part of a …

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New to Canada, struggling to find work

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Armed with PhDs and a wealth of experience, Shereen Shokry and Humayun Kabir immigrated to Toronto from Egypt with hopes of picking up where they left off in their careers. They soon faced a common challenge for newcomers to Canada: Getting jobs in the fields they are highly qualified for …

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From crisis comes opportunity, says UNHCR protection chief

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GENEVA – UNHCR’s protection chief urged delegates at a conference in Geneva today to take advantage of plans to strengthen responses to refugee crises to gain long-term improvements in the lives of the displaced and their hosts. Speaking on the second day of a two-day meeting on how to improve …

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The not lost generation

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In 2005, years before Donald Trump’s travel ban, Europe’s refugee crisis, or Barack Obama’s “red line,” Oula Alrifai and her family were granted political asylum from the Syrian government, without ceremony. It was the day before her 18th birthday. “That was a depressing day,” said Alrifai, a master’s degree candidate …

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Syrian Immigrant Teaches Free Web Design Classes for Refugees

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TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Rosaline Digital Marketing is hosting a web design training programme for refugees and new immigrants. This workshop is part of a series of free year-round workshops that teach new Canadians the fundamentals of web design, social media marketing and search engine optimization. …

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She can relate

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From one perspective, the comedy Shakespeare in Love is about how the celebrated playwright beat writer’s block and wrote his masterpiece Romeo and Juliet (necessitating a revamp of his stalled in-progress work Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter) after falling in love. But look at it through the eyes of its heroine, …

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Winnipeg high school adds sport hijabs to game-day gear

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No matter what place the Dakota Collegiate Lancers finish the upcoming basketball season, they’ll be taking a big step forward. The Winnipeg high school is believed to be the first in Manitoba to include sport hijabs as part of their uniforms — gear created out of controversy. While warming up …