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My Halifax Experience

Students – Why Aren’t They Staying?

Educational institutions in Atlantic Canada are often the first places newcomers call home in our region. Schools foster students from around the world and are where the newcomers first gain footing in the country. Schools help them to grow into productive, prosperous citizens who help us all. And there is …

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Making the Connection

Halifax Partnership Connector Program helps international students, immigrants network and find jobs in a new city. Daniel Arantes arrived in Halifax from Brazil on Dec. 31, 2017. He was heading to Saint Mary’s University to study for a Master of Science in Computing & Data Analytics. Arantes says he enjoys …

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Taking Halifax By Storm

Entrepreneur. Singer. Multilingual student. Just try to keep up with Elsy Makhlouf. To say that Elsy Makhlouf is a go-getter would be a bit of an understatement. Let’s review: At 18, she followed her brother from Lebanon to Halifax to attend Mount Saint Vincent University where she’s finishing up a …

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Looking Ahead

On behalf of the entire team at My Halifax Experience, it is my pleasure to welcome you to 2019 and to send our sincere thanks for being a part of our journey thus far. We have a lot to look back on with pride and we are excited about the …

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Putting Halifax on the Map

Alfred Burgesson never stops bringing people into the circle Alfred Burgesson is like a magnet. He lives to connect with people; to bring people together. Young people, activists, social entrepreneurs, city leaders, basketball players—you name them, he knows them. He and the city of Halifax share an ethos: they’re both …

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Why the Mosaic Film Festival?

My name is Israel Ekanem and I am a storyteller. I am honoured to be the Programming Coordinator of the Mosaic Film Festival 2019. The Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture is committed to giving immigrants, newcomers and international students a chance to show off their endless talents and a …

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Interview with Juanita Peters

Juanita Peters is telling the stories of Africville By Suzanne Rent Juanita Peters is a born storyteller. Peters worked as a reporter and news anchor for 20 years, for various networks. She’s also a writer, playwright, and filmmaker. “I’m a person of story,” Peters says. “I love story and I’m …

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