refugee

$200k donation from university will fund both grad and undergrads The referendum question to bring a third refugee student to the University of Ottawa was passed during the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) elections, but uncertainty  as to whether this would actually happen arose at the most recent Board of Administration (BOA) …

Professor opens doors to family in transition to permanent Ottawa housing During the Christmas season, professor Luise Flotow of the University of Ottawa’s translation department welcomed three Syrian refugees, a mother, Anya Noofoori, and her two daughters, Luna and Isis, into her home for six weeks. Flotow was told about the opportunity by her daughter, …

Rachel Kalpana James, one of the artists involved with the exhibition, explains that all the artists who contributed to There’s Room have had experiences or a personal connection to migration. Each artist has a unique story about crossing borders—some have lived in Ottawa for many years, whereas others have recently arrived.

On Feb. 9-11 the Student Federation University of Ottawa will be holding an election for various unfilled positions as well as a referendum asking students to vote on three different issues. There’ll be polling stations set up where students can vote on the price of a summer U-Pass, if the price of the dental and …

“Like all Canadians, members of the University of Ottawa community have been deeply moved by the plight of refugees fleeing war in Syria and other countries,” said Allan Rock, president of the U of O, in a press release. “We feel an obligation to act in practical ways that will make a difference.”

In search of the migrant reality, I decided to visit a nearby Syrian refugee camp in Paris. Located just outside tourist hotspots, the camp was a stark contrast to what I’d grown accustomed to in my first month. In the middle of the road an entire community was set up. About 60 families, from children to the elderly, were centred around a camp lined with tents and laden with garbage.

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