Friday, November 27, 2015

Global Eyes Magazine December 2015

Bright side of Syrian Refugee Influx in Manitoba and Canada

There are not going to be a burden for long. It is a known fact that Syrian  people are industrious and hardworking. Soon they will be paying taxes, through their settlement and integration jobs will be opened for ESL teachers, settlement workers, school teachers and it might spark more housing development.  Yeah and we can look forward to some great Syrian cuisines around town.  This is great fellow Canadians.
   We may worry for the odd ISIS follower who might escape notice and enter the country but that is one compared to the thousands who are honest, peaceful, intelligent people. Let us give them a chance.

Canadian Falun Gong's follower barred from China

It is  a sad day when one cannot belong to an  organization that promotes truth, compassion, peace, justice, tolerance and all the good stuff that makes life sweet.  To bar a person from entering a country for no other reason but religious or political belief is a human rights violation.  Will China be allowed to get away with this.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Get your applications in


University of Toronto Undergraduate Scholarships for African Students.

Deadline: 10 December 2015.

The University of Toronto is inviting application for the undergraduate scholarship program for African students. The award is open to students who are residents and citizens of a Sub-Saharan Africa country. Applicants must be a first-time applicant to the University of Toronto who has not yet begun university study elsewhere.

Scholarship Award:

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship equivalent to the costs of attaining a Bachelor’s degree, including travel, tuition, textbooks, housing, food and living expenses. You will also receive financial, academic, social and post-graduation support which will enable you to gain the experiences and skills you need to succeed.


Applicants must:

  • Be a resident and a graduating high school student of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrate financial need correspondent to that of the lowest two quintiles of your country
  • Have very strong academic results within your school system
  • Have a record of leadership and extracurricular involvement
  • Maintain a strong desire to return to Africa to assist and work towards enhanced regional socioeconomic development
  • Be graduating from a recognized secondary school, or have completed the necessary academic requirements
  • Fulfill the necessary English requirements (dependent on country)

For additional information, please visit the official webpage HERE

Deadline: 4:44pm on Thursday December 10th, 2015


Tuesday, November 10, 2015


November 10, 2015

Premier Greg Selinger and Deanne Crothers, special envoy for military affairs, today officially opened a Hall of Honour in the Legislative Building by unveiling a complete listing of all First World War (the Great War) regiments that were based out of Manitoba and announced the Legislative Building will introduce a daily ceremony for the ‘turning of the pages’ for the Books of Remembrance.

The Books of Remembrance have, until recently, always been housed in the Manitoba Room, located on the second floor of the Legislative Building, but were largely inaccessible to the general public.  The Hall of Honour, located in the southwest corridor on the main floor of the building also displays plaques honouring various military regiments and will now feature a complete listing of Manitoba regiments that served Canada in the First World War.

“It is important the public has access to this material to serve as reminder that we should never forget the courage and sacrifice that has been made on our behalf so that we might live in the greatest, freest nation in the world,” said Premier Selinger.

“The ceremony to turn the pages for our five Books of Remembrance will be done each day at exactly 11 a.m., each day of the year,” said Minister Crothers.  “The books honour casualties of war from the Boer War, the Great War, the Second World War, the Korean War and the Merchant Navy.”

In making today’s announcement, the premier also said the government is planning additions to the Hall of Honour to include dedications to Lt.-Col. William ‘Billy’ Barker of Dauphin, the most decorated serviceman in Canadian history, and Sgt. Tommy Prince of Winnipeg, Canada’s most decorated First Nation’s soldier.

The Hall of Honour will be accessible to the public during all regular operating hours of the Legislative Building from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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