A high school student from Edmonton is making headlines because of research she conducted at the University of Alberta as part of the WISEST, the Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology Summer Research Program. WISEST aims to empower women and other underrepresented groups in science.
Djamila Ibrahim will be discussing her debut collection of short stories, "Things Are Good Now", in conversation with CBC Ottawa's Adrian Harewood on Thursday, November 15th. Purchase tickets online here.
Somali American Ilhan Omar just became the first veiled Muslim woman to be elected to the US Congress. What about the experiences of other veiled Muslim women who have run poltical campaigns in Canada?
Black Muslim Women in Quebec (Femmes Noires Musulmanes au Québec) is a new initiative that was launched on Saturday, October 20 in Montreal at Espace Mushagalusa. The initiative is funded by the Inspirit Foundation and supported by DESTA Black Youth Network.
One day after the surprise victory of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) in the recent Québec election, Premier-elect François Legault told a news conference that he plans to invoke the notwithstanding clause to finally pass legislation that will ban religious symbols for employees in “positions of authority” throughout the province.