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Loving kindness to commemorate World Kindness Day

November 13th not only marks the date of the recent Paris attacks, but also World Kindness Day. On November 14th Hamiltonians came together at the Ryerson Recreation Centre on Duke St. with a collective goal: to complete 1,000 acts of kindness. Organizer Nicole Coghlin came up with the idea of Loving-Kindness ...

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A Ugandan’s first taste of Canada includes poutine

Dr. Anthony Batte is from Uganda where he works at Mulago Hospital in Kampala. For the next year, he is calling Hamilton home as part of the International Outreach Program run by St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. Dr. Batte specializes in pediatric nephrology – kidney problems in children and will spend ...

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Mohawk signs national Indigenous Education Protocol

A historic initiative was signed at Mohawk College on Monday, November 2nd when Mohawk President Ron McKerlie, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer and Mohawk Board Chair Joe Parker signed the Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes . “The protocol has seven elements to it,” said Zimmer. “If we can ...

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Making a world of difference: Dr. Peace Bagasha

St. Joseph’s Health System’s International Outreach Program (IOP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The IOP is unlike any other program in Canada. The program brings doctors to Hamilton to train them on the latest medical practices. The doctors come from countries such as, Guyana, Haiti and Uganda. What differentiates IOP ...

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Ugandan doc studies in Hamilton to heal those at home

In a small laboratory at Hamilton’s St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Clement Okello sits peering into one of many microscopes that run in a line down the centre of the room. Okello turns some knobs on the scope to bring the white blood cells under the magnification lens into focus. For ...

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Bicycle ride = food drive

Bicycle enthusiasts filled Gore Park on Saturday afternoon, sipping java from Coffeecology and munching Donut Monster donuts while awaiting the start of Hamilton’s annual Cranksgiving. The premise of Cranksgiving is simple: it is a Thanksgiving food drive in the form of a scavenger hunt, using bicycles. Participants bring a bike, ...

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