1. TaiwanFest in Vancouver this weekend

    August 27, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    TawainFest  is one of the world’s largest arts and cultural events outside of Taiwan and is the largest Mandarin/English speaking event in Canada.  This year the event will take place during the Labour Day weekend on Granville Street from 700 to 800 block and at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza. The festival will feature food, concerts, performances, exhibitions and much more. Visit the website for more information.

  2. Young Vancouver immigrant receives prestigious scholarship

    August 20, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

     15-year old Cheng Xie, who relocated to four different countries before deciding to settle down in Vancouver, was awarded Canada’s largest scholarship for students entering undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).  The Schulich Leader Scholarship will provide $80,000 to Cheng when he begins his studies in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) this fall, making him the youngest recipient of this award. Read more.

  3. Leadership Training Program

    August 15, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    The Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society offers a free leadership training program for immigrant, refugee and visible minority women who have experienced abuse or want to help other women in their communities. The program will take place on Mondays, September 15 to October 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Burnaby. This program is offered only once a year. Find out more information here.

  4. Vancouver becomes home to a growing tech community

    August 11, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    The stalled U.S. immigration system is driving companies such as Facebook to redirect new hires from abroad to Vancouver instead of Silicon Valley. That could mean a boost for our city and its future. Read more.

  5. A unique college in Vancouver for international students

    August 7, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    UBC’s Vantage College offers first-year international students at UBC the opportunity to pursue degree courses with intensive English classes so that they can confidently complete their degrees within four years. Read more about the program here and visit the Vantage College website for complete information.

  6. Transgender refugee from Iran faces new struggles in Vancouver

    August 6, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    Tannaz Mehraban, a transgender woman from Iran, came to Vancouver eight months ago but has yet to leave discrimination behind. She has a positive outlook on life and hopes to become an advocate for other transgender immigrants. Read about Tannaz on the CBC website.

  7. Vandana Khetarpal from Surrey wins contest

    August 5, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    The immigrant from India who came to Canada early this year and settled in Surrey with her family is the winner of the contest ‘What’s your secret.’ You can read her inspiring story on the What’s your secret website.


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