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Giving student refugees a second chance

Giving student refugees a second chance

By Marie-Josée Kelly The Concordia Chapter of World University Service Canada is working on sponsoring a student currently residing in a refugee camp to study at the university on a year-long scholarship. The organization is waiting on the Concordia Student Union’s approval on its proposal. Since 1978, through WUSC’s Student Refugee Program, over 1200 students have … Continue reading

The W2I project: Stronger than words

The W2I project: Stronger than words

By Mali Navia Since 2007, the Montreal Institute on Genocide Studies (MIGS) has been developing a project called Will to Intervene (W2I). This initiative aims to prevent mass atrocities crimes through the education and training of policymakers, elected officials, diplomats, civil society groups and journalists. Senator Romeo Dallaire and Dr. Frank Chalk first developed the … Continue reading

FEATURE: Syrian hearts in Montreal

FEATURE: Syrian hearts in Montreal

Shereen Ahmed Rafea | VP Communications Three Syrian Canadians are facing everyday life, with a war in the background.  Each of them have day jobs, families and friends. Along with several other people, they began collecting money, selling art and gathering funds to send abroad to stranded Syrians. However, the situation in Syria kept escalating … Continue reading

POETRY: Child Soldiers – Human Rights Lit.

POETRY: Child Soldiers – Human Rights Lit.

Written by: Lee-Ann Mudaly Dum-taka-tak, off in the distance Dum-dum-taka-tak Doom! Ominously growing louder, We hear that sound bellow (within) the core of reddened African earth Doom! Thunderous roaring beat from the depths, Da-dum. Da-dum. From one to all Resonating deep within the soul of a world no longer united. Da-dum. Da-Dum. Life. Breath. Exhale. … Continue reading

FEATURE: La présence des femmes en politique: où en est l’Europe?

FEATURE: La présence des femmes en politique: où en est l’Europe?

Patricia Vasquez | VP Communications Article sélectionné par l’Union Européenne pour le prix Jeune Journaliste 2012 Elles sont fortes, déterminées et surtout, audacieuses. Elles renforcent leur présence sur la scène politique et savent se distinguer de leurs adversaires. Pourtant, l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes dans la prise de décision reste largement sous-représentée. Mais … Continue reading

FEATURE: South Sudan – New Nation, Old Wounds

FEATURE: South Sudan – New Nation, Old Wounds

Shaun Malley | Contributor The Republic of South Sudan has barely reached its six-month anniversary of independence but is already bleeding to death. The peace that came about as a result of the end of Sudanese rule is fractious at best. At once complex and grim, the already difficult humanitarian situation in the country is … Continue reading