13 March 2010
The Vancouver chapters of Engineers Without Borders are excited to present a special day of learning on human development at the UBC Life Sciences Centre on March 27, 2010. The Bridging the Gap Conference, now in its 7th year, is the largest development conference in Western Canada, and attracts delegates from across the country. It brings together members of the community, engineers and non-engineers alike, who share an interest in making a difference. The theme of this year’s (...)
3 March 2010
Culled from The New Sudan Vision.
A conference held on Friday at Royal Roads University, titled “Southern Sudan: Celebrating the Peace and Contemplating the Future “ aimed to put southern Sudan on the spotlight ahead of the elections in April and the Referendum on the region in 2011.
The forum was the brainchild of Sudanese university students in British Columbia, Canada, although Royal Roads University provided the venue for the event and supported the initiative as a student (...)
26 February 2010
By Jacob Zinn, Kwantlen Chronicle, Vancouver.
On Feb. 8, Kwantlen’s sociology department held its annual Black History Month Confab in the conference centre of the Surrey campus.
This year, the department collected donations for Haiti earthquake relief and raised $220, bringing the classes total to over $3,000.
The well-attended event featured four film screenings on African history and performances by spoken word poets Juliane Bitek, Scruffmouth and John Akpata.
Dr. Charles (...)
19 February 2010
Calling All Volunteers!!!
Night For Rights, jhr’s sensational 7th annual fund raising party is fast approaching, and we need your help! We are looking for a team of volunteers to help us round up the best Silent Auction and raffle prizes we can find. Last year’s prizes included a Vespa and Two Air Canada tickets to anywhere the airline flies, and many, many, more. Let’s see if we can top that this year! Email or call me to find out more information about this exciting (...)
17 February 2010
By Our Correspondent.
“Snow Leopard o-s-a-a-y ye-e ye-e-e!,” the crowd chanted enthusiastically. The Coquitlam Sports Complex reverberated with a mixture of the patriotic chant and cheers. The coy-looking Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong(photo), Ghana’s sole Winter Olympics competitor responded with toothpaste smiles. Flanked by his family—parents, children, wife, in-laws—and members of the Ghana Ski Team, Kwame was visibly moved.
“Thank you for all you have (...)
14 February 2010
As of the beginning of this year, the newcomers to New Westminster will have an opportunity to get reliable information about the local community directly from the local population. In addition, they will learn how to effectively access the community services and fully participate in community events.
The program responsible for the above reception and orientation activities is a new program of the Lower Mainland Purpose Society, conveniently named New Westminster Community (...)
10 February 2010
By Ken-Abu Kamara, Winnipeg, Canada.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Zainab Fergusson (pictured), popularly known in the community as "Aunty Zain," a long-time community activist within the Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg. She is one of the founding members of Sierra Ambassadors of Manitoba (SAM -The Golden Conclave).Our thoughts are with the family and friends.
One would describe her as a decent, respectful, hard working, helpful and honest individual. At (...)
27 December 2009
By Alpha Umaru Shaw Jr, Toronto, Canada.
Very often , we hear of diversity issues, differences of opinion regarding policies affecting people with different ethnic backgrounds in corporations, social settings and even political issues crop up because of this very important factor(multiculturalism). Time and again , we see sparks flying, heated debates and battles of words because people cannot see eye to eye on multicultural issues.
What is (...)
24 December 2009
By Muckson Sesay, OPARD-SL Canada Rep. and Director IMITT CENTRE.
In Sierra Leone , the guns are silent, the war is over and yet the aftermath is still threatening the national security of our sovereign nation. The 11 year of guns-echo has left a generation of Sierra Leonean youths with nothing but abysmal memories. The exponential increase in the number of educationally underprivileged youths has inadvertently affected our national intellectual capacity.
According to one (...)
21 December 2009
As part of its Christmas programs, the Sierra Leone-Canadian Children’s Aid Society (SLCCAS) Saturday, December 19th, 2009 provided food and clothing to close to two hundred school children of the One Family Preparatory and Primary School at Kissy Dockyard in the East end of Freetown during the Christmas Carol Service organised by the school.
Addressing staff, children and their families, the Country Representative of SLCCAS, Abdulai Bayraytay(photo) started by thanking parents for (...)
This week, we look at tax incentives offered to foreign mining and agribusiness companies operating in Sierra Leone. A report, released today by the international NGO, Christian Aid, has bad news (...)
By Mekki Elmograbi, Sudan.
It is widely well known that the economy of South Africa is the strongest among African economies but some economists say that Nigeria, "not South Africa", is the (...)