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How can we encourage more Canadians to vote?

A few years ago, while visiting a mosque in a European capital, I came across a small circle of young women in a heated discussion about democracy. At first, I thought, ‘how refreshing to find young women speaking about such critical issues in a mosque!’ However,...

Photograph courtesy of The Muslim Welfare Centre

Breaking the Ice: The Arctic Food Bank

According to the World Food Program, hunger is the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. That’s 805 million people worldwide who are living with food insecurities — as documented by the United Nations. These statistics seem...

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Shattering Glass Ceilings: Q&A with Farheen Khan

In light of recent events, it has become more apparent that we live in a world where minorities are often discriminated based on the simplest of qualities: gender, image, dress, skin colour. So what happens when you’re a hijab-clad woman of South-Asian descent running for MP? You make...

Abstract Painting Class by Nadia Janjua

Art Beat: Think Like an Artist

Often, in various settings where I am teaching art workshops, I’ll hear the phrase “but I’m not an artist!” to which I always respond, “everyone is an artist, you just have to start thinking like one!” If I were to describe in the simplest way how one...