"The Global City: The Syrian Refugee Crisis" is a 40-minute, fast-paced current events show. Our goal is to give a global and youth perspective on the current migration crisis of Syrian refugees.
Take a look below to learn more about the Toronto, Canada team that helps to make it all happen.
Renee Richards, Producer, Production Manager & Post-Production Supervisor
Renee Richards realized her love for entertainment around the tender age of 6. After immersing herself in various artistic leisurely activities, such as dramatic arts and creative writing. The up-and-coming, media professional now spends her time diligently studying media in Toronto. When she is not engaged in school activities she enjoys dancing, reading, and attending arts events. Renee is looking forward to using her love and knowledge of her crafts to help to diversify the Canadian media landscape, by developing stories about the experiences of underrepresented groups and experiences in Canadian society.
Siobhan Peters, Producer, Production Manager & Post-Production Supervisor
Siobhan " Nisa Hott" Peters has been producing and directing urban entertainment content for 4 years. A student of Ryerson's Radio and Television Arts program, Siobhan has had the opportunity to work with some of the city's most notable names in entertainment including Fashion Television, MTV, Rapcity and Sony Music Canada. She is extremely passionate about hip hop culture and creating opportunities to promote local artists.
Vjosa Isai, Writer
Vjosa Isai is in her fourth year of study at Ryerson University's School of Journalism in Toronto, Ontario. She is a radio room reporter at the Toronto Star, and former news intern at the National Post. In the past, she has covered stories about Canadian healthcare, aboriginal rights, and the fate of symphony orchestras. She's also fascinated by surveillance issues and the environment. When she's not doing journalism, Vjosa likes to teach kids French and play the piano. Follow her on Twitter @LaVjosa.
Charlotte Arnold, Host & Reporter
Charlotte Arnold recently wrapped up her bachelor's degree at the Ryerson School of Journalism, where she reported for the Ryersonian, co-produced a short documentary on asexuality, and co-hosted a podcast on subcultures called Sounds Interesting. She completed an internship at the CBC, working closely with the arts unit during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Charlotte appeared on the television show Degrassi for five seasons as Holly J. Sinclair, for which she won a Gemini and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. She's spoken at We Day and volunteered with Free the Children on school-building trips to Kenya, Ghana, Haiti, India and Ecuador. You can find her on Twitter @charlottegraya and on Instagram @charlotte__gray. She lives in Toronto and loves to cook, read, do yoga and watch docs.
Kathryn-Lynn Raskina, Host & Reporter
Kathryn-Lynn Raskina is in her fourth and final year at Ryerson University's School of Journalism. She has been chasing her dream of becoming a broadcast journalist since she was thirteen years old. She interned this year at CBC's The Exchange with Amanda Lang, and worked as a reporter for the Ryersonian. Katie writes a bi-monthly personal finance column for Ryerson Folio, and is the recent recipient of the Seymour Schulich Award for excellence in financial journalism. Her passion is teaching young people how to get over their fear of public speaking, having worked as a coach for over five years. Katie is a huge country music fan and in her spare time she enjoys baking cupcakes for her friends and family. She lives and works in Toronto. Find her on Twitter @klraskina.
Latifa Abdin, Reporter
Latifa Abdin is in her final year of journalism at Ryerson University. She was a reporter at the Ryersonian, specializing in campus politics. She completed an internship on the breaking news assignment desk at Global TV, where she was exhilarated by the chaos of daily news.
See what happened on the day the Syrian refugees arrived in Canada for the first time.