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INTERVIEW: Raising awareness for refugees

By Alexandria Lee, Noella Ovid and Noushin Ziafati, 

What’s it like to be a refugee from Iraq or Syria? A group of students from the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union are trying to find out. They are camping out at Ryerson, raising funds as a part of their annual charity event, called “Life of a Mesopotamian Refugee”. Rosemary Yachouh, the president of the ACSSU joined Toronto Today’s Noushin Ziafati in studio.

Alexandria Lee, Noella Ovid and Noushin Ziafati, third-year journalism students produced this item for Toronto Today as part of their Reporting for TV Workshop class.

Lindsay is the Instructional Technology and Web Design Specialist for the School of Journalism. She joined the staff in 2004 after receiving her Bachelor of Journalism.

Lindsay also works as a freelance web designer and multimedia consultant for clients, providing advice on advancing their online presence, and in the development of company and personal websites. Some of her freelance clients include J-Source and J-School's Canada. As a freelance video editor, Lindsay has created promotional and music videos and has also worked at Global Television News, teaching digital video editing.

In 2021, Lindsay was the recipient of the University's Linda Grayson Administrative Leadership Award for creating and adapting industry programs and platforms and educational technology so that instructors could deliver 50 courses remote learning in fall 2020.