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Politics beckon this woman of words

Ommu-Kulsoom J. Abdul-Rahman was valedictorian for McGill University’s Faculty of Arts Egbert Gaye It’s safe to say that Ommu-Kulsoom J. Abdul-Rahman’s lifelong passion for politics has been central to her academic success so far, and has helped her emerge as valedictorian for the graduating class of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts, one of the first women of color to earn that distinction. It also helped her secure a place, as one of only 12 students, among the 111 voting members on the university’s senate, the governing body that controls and supervises the academic matters of the university. “I’ve always been …

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Excelling in the classroom and in the workplace

Isaiah Joyner: cops Concordia University Institute for Co-operative Education’s Student of the Year Award Egbert Gaye For much of his time at high school and college, Isaiah Joyner’s mom, Heather Tyrrell, wouldn’t allow him to work, not wanting him to be distracted. It worked. Allowing him to blaze a trail of excellence during his time at Westmount High School where he won a laundry list of awards and commendations, and at Dawson College where he cemented himself on the Honor Roll every year between 2014 and 2016. Today, the 22-year-old 3rd year Finance major at Concordia University has come full …

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The new OLIVER JONES Reception Hall at Union United Church

Contact Staff On Sunday July 7, dignitaries from across Montreal and beyond joined with the congregation of Union United Church to bestow a special recognition to iconic jazz pianist Oliver Jones by naming the church’s reception hall in his honor. More than four decades ago, Jones began his musical journey as a five-year-old, propped up on a stool playing at the hall. The Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Oliver Jones Reception Hall attracted several high profile Montrealers, including Benoit Dorais, mayor of the Sud Ouest borough, and MP Frank Baylis of Dollard des Ormeaux. In a highly emotional moment, Mr. Jones …

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Politics beckon this woman of words

Ommu-Kulsoom J. Abdul-Rahman was valedictorian for McGill University’s Faculty of Arts Egbert Gaye It’s safe to say that Ommu-Kulsoom J. Abdul-Rahman’s lifelong passion for politics has been central to her academic success so far, and has helped her emerge as valedictorian for the graduating class of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts, one of the first women of color to earn that distinction. It also helped her secure a place, as one of only 12 students, among the 111 voting members on the university’s senate, the governing body that controls and supervises the academic matters of the university. “I’ve always been …

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Excelling in the classroom and in the workplace

Isaiah Joyner: cops Concordia University Institute for Co-operative Education’s Student of the Year Award Egbert Gaye For much of his time at high school and college, Isaiah Joyner’s mom, Heather Tyrrell, wouldn’t allow him to work, not wanting him to be distracted. It worked. Allowing him to blaze a trail of excellence during his time at Westmount High School where he won a laundry list of awards and commendations, and at Dawson College where he cemented himself on the Honor Roll every year between 2014 and 2016. Today, the 22-year-old 3rd year Finance major at Concordia University has come full …

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The new OLIVER JONES Reception Hall at Union United Church

Contact Staff On Sunday July 7, dignitaries from across Montreal and beyond joined with the congregation of Union United Church to bestow a special recognition to iconic jazz pianist Oliver Jones by naming the church’s reception hall in his honor. More than four decades ago, Jones began his musical journey as a five-year-old, propped up on a stool playing at the hall. The Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Oliver Jones Reception Hall attracted several high profile Montrealers, including Benoit Dorais, mayor of the Sud Ouest borough, and MP Frank Baylis of Dollard des Ormeaux. In a highly emotional moment, Mr. Jones …

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Carifiesta 2019: On the way back

On Saturday, July 6, the streets of downtown Montreal turned into a spectacle of revelry and music as the annual Carifiesta wound its way from Fort to Bleury streets under the burning mid-summer sunshine. The parade, just a shadow of its former self with just handful of bands and a scattering of masqueraders in costumes is said to be on a rebuilding course. But what it lacked in artistry was over-compensated for by the energy of the revelers and the enthusiasm of the thousands of Montrealers who turned out to enjoy the abundance of Caribbean flavors on display. Roots Cultural …

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IS UNION NOW UNITED?

Novel Thomas Sunday, July 7: A double celebration at church Last week Thursday 4, “she who must be obeyed” as a former local radio personality used to fondly describe his better half, announced in passing: “I’m going to church on Sunday.” Actually, she was in another room when she made the statement, but it was within earshot, probably a heads-up to me; there was no one else around to hear. I immediately thought I really don’t feel like church on Sunday, and began thinking of a few things on the home front that I could do while “She” was worshipping… …

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How Are You Coping?

Life isn’t static; it doesn’t just stand still for us. Life is ever changing and we have to learn how to adjust to those inevitable changes. We have to learn to accept what is, let go of how things used to be, and have faith in the future possibilities. You may not be able to change your circumstance, but you certainly can change how you respond to the circumstance and you can change what you have the power to change. Virginia Satir said, “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with …

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