Semer Ensemble: Reviving Pre-Holocaust Jewish Music Lost During Kristallnacht
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On November 9th, 2017, as the Jewish communities around the world commemorated the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Germany’s supergroup, The Semer Ensemble, paid tribute to the lost lives and art of the Jewish people persecuted by Hitler’s Nazis during the … Read More

The 2017 International Pavilion’s First Exhibition is Officially Underway
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Presented in partnership with the National Capital Commission, the exhibition Canada and Germany: Partners from Immigration to Innovation, was officially launched Monday night at the International Pavilion, 7 Clarence Street, in the heart of Ottawa’s ByWard Market. The exhibition is … Read More

Innovation is the Watchword at Shepherds of Good Hope
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Shepherds of Good Hope has come a long way since its modest beginnings 34 years ago. To better serve its increasingly diverse clientele, the organization has expanded its programs and specialized “to go beyond its strategic plan.”   “We’re really … Read More

Wolfgang Bierer: A Sailor’s Tale
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*An edited version of this article was published in iNTOUCH MAGAZINE on August 1st, 2016. Entrepreneur and sailing aficionado Wolfgang Bierer clearly has the wind in his sails. Four years ago, he joined the Tokyo Sail and Power Squadron (TSPS), an … Read More

‘Womenomics’ Author Kathy Matsui Talks About her Inspirational Journey Through Breast Cancer
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Quite fittingly, the common assertion amongst survivors that “cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me” resonated with Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair, Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs and author of Womenomics, when, a few years ago, she stumbled upon … Read More

MINDSET: THE ROOT CAUSE OF GENDER INEQUALITY?
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Dr. Sheena Iyengar is a true believer in mind over matter. And she knows this through personal experience: she is legally blind. She lost her vision permanently due to retinitis pigmentosa – a rare degenerative eye disease – when she was still … Read More

AUW SHAPING NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
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Since 2009, the Asian University for Women (AUW) has been shaping Asia’s female leaders through high quality post-secondary education. Based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the university offers full scholarships to the vast majority of its students. Candidates are carefully selected on the basis … Read More

SIX GREAT WINES TO PAIR WITH ASIAN FOOD
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You’d like to find the perfect wine to pair with your Asian meal but can’t make heads or tails of the vast selection offered on the market? Fret no more! We have sampled six New World wines for you, all of which were … Read More