Afghan Canadian Sadaf Parweez recently made headlines in Durham region after graduating from UOIT. An Afghan refugee, Sadaf has overcome the obstacles many newcomers to Canada face when trying to pursue their education.
Muslim Link interviewed the recent graduate about her educational journey after coming to Canada as a refugee.
My name is Iman Berry. I was recently selected as one of thirty youth in a national competition with hundreds of Canada's top leaders to represent our great nation on an international trade mission in China. I will be participating in this mission through Global Vision a Non-Profit organization aimed at teaching Canadian youth skills they will need to succeed in the global economy. Delegates were selected for their ability to lead, communicate effectively, work in a team and most importantly their dedication to their community and country.
On April 25, four young Somali Canadian researchers launched the report "Another Day, Another Janazah", about the disproportionately high homicide rates among young Somali men in Ontario.
As Youth LEAPS Executive Director Liban Abokar, states "I'm moved by the attendance here today. For those policy makers in the room, I ask you to look around, the attendance today signals that the issue we are here to discuss is not one that has defeated us, but one that has actually galvanized us to action."
The Silk Road Institute's Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion (CHAI) digital video arts competition was funded through the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, with financial support from the Vancouver Foundation, the Edmonton Foundation, the Winnipeg Foundation and the Oakville Community Foundation settlement fund.
Muslim Link interviewed Vancouver based CHAI 2017 winner Sherry Rashidan about her video Iridescent.