A Big Thanks to OLIP Students and MenteesFebruary 5, 2020
OLIP benefited from five students who contributed to OLIP’s work during 2019. Thank you Yara Rossi, Behar Emini, Ashma Huruse, Ismaeel Salad, and Nadira Kulane for your hard work! We were pleased to support your journeys to gainful and rewarding employment.
Yara worked with OLIP as Analyst and Information Manager from May to August, helping out with Welcoming Ottawa Week and its follow-up, as well as doing research to inform the development of an Ottawa Newcomer Youth Settlement and Integration Strategy. She came to OLIP through Experica, an employment program sponsored by Employment Ontario. Along with eight years of experience working in the field of refugees, migration and research, Yara has an M.A. and a Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Behar worked at OLIP from February to June in a student placement from Carleton University. Along with helping to organize Welcoming Ottawa Week, Behar helped produce a research piece on the current realities of the social integration of Syrian refugees in Canada. Behar is pursuing his Masters in Anthropology, with a focus on quantitative and qualitative study of the Syrian refugee influx in Canada over the past few years.
Nadira worked at OLIP in the winter of 2019 as an administrative assistant. Nadira was a key part of the OLIP team in planning for the 5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum. She demonstrated quick wit and team work and was able to organize paperwork, develop analytical tools, and take notes. Nadira has an Honours B.A. in Psychology from Carleton University.