It wasn’t long ago that shawarma barely existed in the public consciousness — it was a rarity, divergent from the fast-food culinary staples of Subway and McDonalds. In the 2012 film The Avengers, a protagonist humorously admitted he had no idea what shawarma was — a then fairly common conception that set up for an amusing final scene of superheroes […]
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In November 2015, Wilfrid Laurier University, in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), sponsored three Syrian families who have been left country-less to immigrate over to Canada. Today, those three families have resettled in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Wilfrid Laurier University was the first university to approach MCC, a non-government organization, to aid the refugees. “A lot of people know about […]
This semester, 40 students at Wilfrid Laurier University will be participating in a religion and culture seminar entitled Local Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The course is taught by Laurier’s associate dean of student affairs and learning, Dr. Gavin Brockett. Students will have the opportunity to engage with local Syrian refugee families, as well as participate in an active […]