All East Coast Articles

The clock is ticking

The clock is ticking: International medical graduates struggle to find residency programs so they can practice in Nova Scotia By Ryan Van Horne There is a shortage of family doctors in Nova Scotia, but international medical graduates (IMGs) struggle to find opportunities to get licensed here. That’s a painful pill …

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After years of work, she’s getting everything she wants in Halifax!

BY SARAH SAWLER Najwan Al Barghouthi is a graduate student in the chemistry department at Saint Mary’s University, currently working in a nanotechnology research group under supervisor Dr. Christa Broussard. She’s researching a new way to quickly detect and identity environmental contaminants. “We want to create a portable device that …

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Growing Together

Charlene and Emmanuel Anom bring together the best elements of their culture By Chris Muise   Emmanuel Anom is senior pastor at Community Life Church and a food scientist with Perennia Food & Agriculture, wife Charlene is a teacher with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. They’re deeply involved with both …

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We are family

By Ifeanyi Emesih   Family means different things to different people. For some, “family always comes first” and “blood is thicker than water.” For others, the phrase “you can’t pick your family; thank God you can pick your friends” better describes the relationship. Whichever camp we fall into, nothing has …

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A World of Support

A unique Study and Stay Program helps international students as future employees and entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia By Suzanne Rent Austin Zhang arrived in Halifax on January 3, 2010 at 1 a.m. after a 14-hour flight from China. He was coming here from his hometown outside of Shanghai to study …

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Enjoying the Journey

After bouncing around in different degrees and jobs, Ran Yi is confident he’s finally found his purpose: helping others join him in calling Canada home. By Caora McKenna   “I never thought I would become an immigrant here,” says Ran Yi, 29, who founded Easypass Immigration and Education Consulting Inc. …

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Diving in to Local Life

Focusing on the local community made this Chinese immigrant stand out. by Caora McKenna Foxx Liu, 36, came to Canada from China in 2003 for practical reasons. His decision to stay and build his life in Halifax was more personal. He arrived on the West Coast in Richmond, B.C., but it …

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Expanding Nova Scotia’s palate!

Victoria Jin is determined to change people’s stereotypes of young Asian women, starting with those who call her and her business partner too young to open up a restaurant in downtown Halifax. BY: Caora McKenna PHOTOS: Caora McKenna   Victoria Jin, left, and her business partner and best friend Alicia …

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The Pitch: Discover your inner entrepreneur at Project 360

In this space, My Halifax Experience invites community-minded organizations to share their stories with our readers. Do you know an organization we should feature? Email tadams@metroguide.ca. Imagine being told you must leave the place you grew up. The comfort of your home, all of your memories. Imagine being separated from …

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