Jenny Uechi leads operations at National Observer. After serving as Managing Editor of Vancouver Observer for five years, Uechi became Managing Editor of National Observer for one year. She then moved on to a year of reporting on the lives of Syrian refugees newly resettling in the Vancouver area. After this, she became part of Observer Media Group's business development team, taking on the role of operations manager.
She was formerly an editor at Adbusters magazine, and later worked as a freelance writer for The Japan Times in Tokyo and as a news director for NHK Newsline, part of the television division of Japan’s national public broadcaster.
Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman from Iraq who was forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State, won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Congolese gynecologist and surgeon Denis Mukwege for "their efforts to end use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."
As climate change drives ever hotter summer temperatures, more and more Canadians are turning to air conditioning to stay cool. It's one of the miserable ironies of global warming because air conditioning contributes to even warmer climates.
Raghda Hassan, with her hair tucked into an immaculate white scarf, is preparing to make Knafeh, a Arabic cheese-based dessert enveloped with a crunchy vermicelli style dough and pistachio nuts on top.