Entries by GHC

Débora Jesus: Enjoying all that Hamilton offers

Prepared by Naomi Ahmad, Volunteer, Global Hamilton Connect.      Débora Jesus moved from Brazil to Canada and is now completing her masters at McMaster University. She loves how nature surrounds Hamilton, enjoys hanging out at James Street North, and hopes to live and work for Hamilton’s development. Here is Débora’s Hamilton story. “I first came […]

Phuong Hoang: Making Hamilton Home

Prepared by Naomi Ahmad, Volunteer, Global Hamilton Connect.         Phuong Hoang moved from Vietnam to Canada last year. She is now completing her masters at McMaster University, volunteering in the community, and slowly making Hamilton her home. Here is Phuong’s Hamilton story. “After working for over five years as a college lecturer in Vietnam, I felt […]

Ehima Osazuwa: Driving change in Hamilton

Prepared by Naomi Ahmad, Volunteer, Global Hamilton Connect. Ehima Osazuwa moved from Nigeria to Canada more than five years ago. He is now the President of the McMaster Students Union and is a key figure driving change in Hamilton. Here is Ehima’s Hamilton story. “When I first came to Hamilton as an international student, I […]

Summer job opportunity: Business Development Intern

City of Hamilton’s Global Hamilton office is hiring a Business Development Intern for summer 2016. SUMMARY OF DUTIES Under the direction of the Senior Project Manager of the Global Hamilton Office, promotes business in Hamilton by providing information resources and consultation services that will enhance and increase small business in Hamilton. Responsible for consulting and […]

Joseline Nicholas: Falling in love with Hamilton

Prepared by Naomi Ahmad, Volunteer, Global Hamilton Connect. Joseline Nicholas moved from Malawi to Canada five years ago. Since then, she has volunteered, formed lasting friendships and fallen in love with Hamilton. She is now studying at Wilfrid Laurier University and is looking forward to working for Hamilton. Here is her Hamilton story. “I came […]

My Winter video series

“My Winter” is a video series by Global Hamilton Connect featuring newcomers to Canada and their personal winter season reflections. WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016; 3:30 – 5 p.m. WHERE: Hamilton Waterfront Trust Theatre, 47 Discovery Drive FREE event. No registration required. This event is part of Tourism Hamilton’s Winterfest, Feb. 6-15. For full schedule of events […]

Henry Luan: Getting involved in Hamilton

Prepared by Naomi Ahmad, Volunteer, Global Hamilton Connect. Hoa Luan (Henry Luan) moved from Vietnam two years ago to begin a two-year Financial Services Program at Mohawk College. Since then he has made Hamilton his home, got involved in the community and reached out to help others, while also making new friends. Here is his […]

Pathways to Permanent Residency in Canada

It has been one year since the government has made major policy changes to the pathway to permanent residency in Canada. How have these changes impacted international students and other applicants seeking to stay? Come and hear Elizabeth Long speak on her last year working with PR applicants and her critical reflection on the efficacy […]