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Daniela Cohen

Freelance Journalist & Travel Writer

Location icon Canada

Passion for capturing stories of diverse people and places. Focus on in-depth narratives that inspire meaningful conversations. Experience writing and editing for various mediums.

Canadian Immigrant
What's your professional story?

To achieve career success, it is essential to create a compelling narrative that showcases your skills and experience. Chanèle McFarlane, a certified career strategist, TEDx speaker and writer, explains that "your 'career brand' is really what allows you to differentiate yourself as a jobseeker."

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VSAFF - Good Hope - Inspiring South Africa's next generation

After ten successful years, the Vancouver South African Film Festival (VSAFF) returns in a new format. Due to COVID-19 and to constraints around in-person gatherings, VSAFF has partnered with the Toronto South African Film Festival in 2020 to host one online event that spans across Canada. The renamed South African Film Festival runs Nov.

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Shades of sustainability - Towards climate justice for BIPOC communities

COVID-19 has shifted the nature of the world as we once knew it. The upcoming Climate Change Reset: Learning from the Global Pandemic event series hosted by Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Environment aims to facilitate a discussion on how emerging insights can be applied to climate change.

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Marine viruses are critical to sustain our ecosystem

When thinking of viruses, particularly in the current context where COVID-19 is impacting lives in multiple ways, they are seen as spreaders of disease. However, Curtis Suttle, professor in environmental virology at the University of British Columbia (UBC), reveals another reality. "What we don't recognize is that we couldn't exist without them," he says.

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Migrant workers' rights in Canada - still more of a dream than reality

"Do Canadians really find it acceptable that there's two sets of human rights, depending on whether or not you have a piece of paper in this country?" Lee asks. Documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor at OCAD University, Min Sook Lee, believes the story of migrant workers' experience in Canada is critical to expose.

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Women and girls in science - still an uphill climb

Despite global efforts to engage women and girls in science over the last 15 years, they continue to be excluded from full participation. Less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women and UNESCO data shows that "only around 30 per cent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education".

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Supporting sustainable ecosystems

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), declaring 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health provides a "once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development."

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Lost Narratives: Revealing the Untold Stories of BC history

What part of history is told and what goes untold? This is the theme of the upcoming presentation at the North Vancouver District Library by Mary Tasi and Wade Baker, co-authors of The Hidden Journals. The talk will highlight their ten-year journey of research on Pacific West Coast history that produced the book and that continues today.

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Beyond boundaries

Daniela Cohen // Columns, Verbatim // Volume 20, Issue 07 - October 22-November 5, 2019 Where are you from?" A familiar question. One I've heard ever since I moved to Canada at age 16. I remember how my classmate's face wrinkled in confusion when he heard the answer. "But you're not..."

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