Alpha Abebe joins Mosaic as UofMosaic Program Manager

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  Mosaic is pleased to announce that Alpha Abebe has joined our staff team as UofMosaic Program Manager. Alpha is currently in the final stages of her PhD in International Development at Oxford University. Her research explores the engagement of young diasporans of Ethiopian origin in Ethiopian development. Alpha previously worked for The MasterCard Foundation,… Read more »

South Sudan: “There can be no development without peace”

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 Joseph Madak Wuol (left) and Danny Glenwright at UofMosaic Event on South Sudan on February 24th at York University On February 24, 2015, UofMosaic students, in partnership with York University’s Centre for Human Rights and Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), hosted a public discussion entitled “South Sudan Three Years On: Current Challenges and Opportunities”. The… Read more »

UofMosaic Holds Event with Roma Community in Vancouver

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Participants in “Roma Voices: A Film Screening of Suspino, A Cry for Roma” at Simon Fraser University on March 5th. On March 5th, the Mosaic Institute’s “UofMosaic” program hosted a film screening and public discussion with the Roma community in Vancouver. The event, entitled “Roma Voices: A Film Screening of Suspino, A Cry for Roma”… Read more »

A Judge Gets It Very Wrong

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 Édifice Ernest-Cormier, the Quebec Court of Appeal building in Old Montreal (Photo Credit: Wikipedia) If ever a “do-over” was needed in a courtroom, it was last week in Montreal.  The denial of a hearing to Rania El-Alloul by Quebec Court Judge Eliana Morengo unless or until she removed her headscarf  – which she wears out… Read more »

“UofMosaic Talks Peace: In the Aftermath of War”

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The “UofMosaic Talks Peace: In the Aftermath of War” series came to an end on February 24th, 2015 with an event on South Sudan at York University. The series, launched on October 1st, 2014, was an initiative led by students from the Mosaic Institute’s Student Advisory Committee.  The series focused on four countries affected by violent conflict –… Read more »

UofMosaic Students launch the 90-Day Challenge Against Gender-Based Violence in Conflict

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Members of the “90 Day Challenge” team making posters for the 10th Annual Strawberry Ceremony By Shifa Tauqir, Member of the Mosaic Institute’s Student Advisory Committee On February 14th, students involved in the “90-Day Challenge Against Gender-Based Violence in Conflict” held their first awareness-raising action when they stood in solidarity with missing and murdered indigenous… Read more »

Sri Lanka: “Post-War is not the same as Post-Conflict”

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Dr. Amar Amarasingam at the Mosaic Institute on February 11th. Photo Credit: Mosaic Institute On February 11th, 2015, students involved in the Mosaic Institute’s UofMosaic program hosted a “lunch-and-learn” event entitled “The 2015 Presidential Election in Sri Lanka: Implications for Human Rights”.  The event was held at the Mosaic Institute’s offices and featured Dr. Amarnath… Read more »

Mosaic Participates in International Development Week at Simon Fraser University

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Mosaic Staff Participants in “What’s Canadian About International Development: An Election Year Conversation” at Simon Fraser University. On February 5th, the Mosaic Institute’s Executive Director John Monahan participated in “What’s Canadian About International Development: An Election Year Conversation”, an event co-hosted by the Mosaic Institute as part of Canada’s 25th International Development Week. The discussion, held at Simon… Read more »