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Months ago the PeaceGeeks team began to dream of what welcoming refugees and newcomers to Canada could look like if it was supported by the...
Mar 30, 2017
Bridging the gap in language training for refugees
Faced with a rising tide of anti-refugee sentiment the world over, the relative tolerance of Canadian policies have stood out against the...
Mar 17, 2017
Meet Mack Hardy, PeaceGeeks' Chief Technology Geek
On Friday I sat down with Affinity Bridge CEO Mack Hardy at his company’s...
Feb 9, 2017
Closing Dadaab: How the Muslim Ban is affecting Somalis
A travel ban implemented on January 29th, 2017, by executive order, has effectively prohibited citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya,...
Feb 8, 2017
Sensationalism in the Digital Age: The Impact on Refugees
Most of us remember the tragic image of Alan Kurdi, but why did Western mainstream media remain relatively silent about the human interest...
Feb 6, 2017
#peacehack: Hacking to improve immigrant and refugee settlement
On November 25 and 26 at the HiVE, PeaceGeeks and Simon Fraser University (SFU) brought hacking from the tech world into the community,...
Dec 27, 2016
Interview with Mohammed Alsaleh
A few weeks ago I interviewed Mohammed Alsaleh—a 27 year-old former refugee from al-Hasakah, Syria, a new Canadian, and a powerful...
Dec 16, 2016
Can Colombia Find Peace?
Sometimes the world seems bent on driving the optimism from us. This year has brought news of wars turning the Middle...
Nov 17, 2016
Code of Conduct
All individuals participating in PeaceGeeks events (such as our PeaceTalks, volunteer socials and hackathons) and community projects are...
Nov 9, 2016
Breaking Through "Compassion Fatigue"
Compassion fatigue and apathetic reactions to distant suffering are two primary reasons people withhold empathy and resources when they...
Oct 31, 2016