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Suzanne Rent

Suzanne Rent
Suzanne Rent is a writer/contributor for My Halifax Experience and My East Coast Experience

International Connections

Kewoba Carter provides key supports to international students at Dalhousie. Her goal is to see them thrive. Kewoba Carter is often one of the first connections international students new to Dalhousie make when they arrive in the city. She’s an international student advisor at the International Centre at Dalhousie University …

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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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The past isn’t always present

David Divine hasn’t let his past, or a horrific accident, define him or his future By Suzanne Rent Photography by Bruce Jollimore   David Divine had just finished a workout at the gym. It was 7 a.m. on March 7, 2007 and the long-distance runner was training for the Great …

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Rolling out the welcome

The airport is where new immigrants enter Halifax. But they’re not alone when they get here   By Suzanne Rent David VanDerpuye landed at Halifax’s airport about 11 p.m. He was a long way from his native Ghana, coming to Mount Saint Vincent University to study. But when he got …

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The language of business

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Saana Makramalla’s tailor shop was a long time in the making. “This is my dream,” she says. She worked in Egypt where for 19 years she taught sewing and other seamstress skills. She moved to Canada in 2004; she and her husband wanted a better life for their children. She …

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Cleaning up in business

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Flavias Maboto has a natural enthusiasm and optimism. That drives her company, Flavias Magical Domestic Cleaning and Cooking. But starting out as an entrepreneur, she wasn’t always sure that was enough. “I never thought I would make a business from it,” she says. But she also knew how to clean …

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