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Growing Diversity at the Brewery Market

Many Nova Scotians know that farmers’ markets are the best place to find locally grown produce like potatoes, carrots and…callaloo? It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the greens on offer at the local farmer’s market. But the Caribbean taro plant used …

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Perseverance Pays Off for Damilola Iduye

When Damilola Iduye moved to Canada in 2012, she found the country wasn’t what she thought—at least in terms of professional recertification. “Based on how I would say Canada is being advertised to people from other countries, it is just come here; we need nurses. So, I had that mentality …

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The Assistance Offered to Immigrants Helps Us All

Part of being a Newfoundlander, it seems, is receiving bad news—the feeling of always being on the bad end of misfortune. Whether it’s economic woes, political strife, unfortunate weather and more, it’s something we Newfoundlanders have become increasingly accustomed to. Another thing Newfoundlanders are accustomed to is having one of …

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How Biases Can Influence Workplace Decisions and Interactions

There is mounting research by social scientists and psychologists which confirms that as humans we all have biases. However, we never know we have them. Being biased is how we navigate our way through life experiences. Psychologist Joseph LeDoux has referred to “bias as an unconscious ‘danger detector’ that determines …

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Happy New Year

I would like to welcome all of our readers to 2020. I trust you had a wonderful Holiday full of peace, joy and time with those dearest to you, and wish you a prosperous and healthy new year. 2019 marked a milestone year for My Halifax Experience, defined by continued …

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From Newcomer to Law Partner

Mohammad Ali Raza finds family, career fulfilment in Halifax Five years ago, Mohammad Ali Raza was a lawyer who couldn’t practise in Nova Scotia. Now, he’s a partner at Cox & Palmer in Halifax. The partnership came about earlier this year, but the journey to this point was a long …

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Cultural Sensitivity in the Work Place: Touching Strangers

If we understand culture as being “the way of life of a particular society or group” and sensitivity, as the quality of being “very open to or acutely affected by external stimuli or mental impressions” (The Oxford English Reference Dictionary), we have a starting point in exploring our work environments …

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Welcome to the Mosaic Film Festival

Halifax is a city that embraces and celebrates diversity. A Saturday visit to the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market will give you a glimpse into how culturally diverse the city is. I love this city and I am proud of the beautiful mix of colours, cultures and languages and I always …

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