In response to the travel ban issued by the United States government against seven Muslim-majority countries, the University of Ottawa has announced that it will be taking measures to assist students affected by this executive order.
Zein Ahmed, a fourth-year biomedical sciences student at the University of Ottawa, wants to make a difference in the lives of Yemeni refugees settling in Djibouti.
Among her many accomplishments, Roya Shams, an Afghani refugee and University of Ottawa student, is starting her own charity to help underprivileged children in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
On Sept. 7 the provincial government announced that it will be providing funding to a number of projects in Ottawa, 28 of which are based in the University of Ottawa.
Directed and written by Antonio Agugliaro, Gabriele del Grande, and Khaled Soliman al Nassiry, On the Bride’s Side tells the story of five refugees who travel to Sweden from Syria in search of a new beginning. The film will be screened at the ByTowne Cinema on Jan. 28 by One World Film Festival (OWFF) and One World Arts, followed by a discussion on the war in Syria and refugee support.