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My Halifax Experience

Come as You Are

By Professor David Divine Claiming our future and practically shaping it, informed by our Heritage, should be our day- to- day goal. The month of February each year, African Heritage Month, is, in essence, a call to account for members of African descent in the Maritimes to take particular note …

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Global Citizens with a Local Context


A Universe Of A Powerful Force of Global Ideas Showcased Within Our Local Communities By Rany Ibrahim Follow @RanyIbrahim on Twitter Another year has passed that provided us additional opportunity to celebrate and honour another amazing group of leaders in our community at the “Top 25 immigrants in the Maritimes” Gala. …

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Greater Love

Mark Saldanha and his volunteers share food and spread the joy of friendship in downtown Halifax By Erin Elaine Casey Photos Michael Hall When Mark Saldanha was a little boy, he had an experience that would change his life. Saldanha was born in Mumbai, India (also known as Bombay). As …

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Future Prime Minister?

Ossama Nasrallah leads Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association from the heart By Israel Ekanem Life can be serendipitous. Ossama Nasrallah was .1% shy of the 85 per cent score required to begin his journey towards becoming a dentist in Jordan. Rather than let that stop him, he accepted his parents’ …

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Living together to our mutual benefit

What defines a successful immigrant or newcomer? By Dr. David Divine How do you define a successful immigrant in Canada, particularly in the Maritimes? Is it someone who has used their previous experience, education, skills, and drive to establish a successful business, such as prominent real estate developer Wahid Fares; …

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