Media Stories

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HEADLINEMuseum hires refugees as docents to help visitors see exhibits from a new perspective
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CNN
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Feb 23, 2020
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Docents at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have not always reflected its diverse, vibrant collection. A new program at the University of Pennsylvania-affiliated museum, called Global Guides aims to change that. >> Arts and entertainment

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Kitchener Record
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Jan 15, 2020
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Artists Among Us: Arriving in Kitchener an artistic rebirth for Syrian refugee. >> Arts and entertainment

HEADLINEImmigrant comedians crack up Canadians — and stereotypes
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CIC News
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Dec 05, 2019
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With the storytelling, we can connect more, we know ourselves more,' Carol Zoccoli told an audience while hosting her immigrant comedy show in Toronto called Comedy as a Second Language. 'We are here to build this culture together—right? And make fun of white people, of course.' >> Arts and entertainment

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CBC
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Nov 19, 2019
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Mohammad Aljamousl, a Syrian refugee who arrived in Canada earlier this year, worked as a consultant on an Arabic version of Sesame Street aimed at refugee children. >> Arts and entertainment

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Guelph Today.com
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Sep 24, 2019
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Now living in Guelph as a refugee, an Iraq-born refugee newcomer is using the skills he learned as a video journalist and academic in his home country to showcase his newly-adopted country, with the hope of making a difference here and back home. >> Arts and entertainment

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CTV
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Sep 19, 2019
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Syrian refugee opens Alta.'s first flight simulation centre, after completing a government self-employment program. (2 minute news clip.) >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEHow a newcomer from Syria opened Calgary’s newest flight simulation centre
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Toronto Star
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Sep 19, 2019
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Syrian refugee opens Alta.'s first flight simulation centre, after completing a government self-employment program. >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship

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Montreal Gazette
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May 15, 2019
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Braulio Rocha arrived in Montreal with next to no money. Six years later, he's an in-demand photographer with an international following. >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian newcomers to Calgary now settled, celebrating successes and looking ahead
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CBC
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Jan 28, 2019
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Ghada Alatrash stands in a spotlight on a small stage at Calgary's new cSPACE arts venue, reciting her poetry and writing to a packed room, silent and captivated. >> Arts and entertainment

HEADLINEJournalist refugee launches Canada’s first Syrian newspaper
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Toronto Star
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Dec 10, 2017
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A Syrian refugee launches a monthly publication from Toronto. >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship