KPU hosts speaker from Syrian Canadian Council of BC

Wed, Feb 3, 2016

EVENT: “Interfaith Traditions in Syria”

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1-2 p.m.

WHERE: KPU Richmond rotunda (outside library on the first floor), 8771 Lansdowne Rd., Richmond

DETAILS: Rahim Othman is of Syrian origin and currently works for a multi-national company that has teams and customers across continents. Othman believes in giving back to the community by enriching multiculturalism, civic engagement, social acceptance and cultural harmony, and has long been a volunteer in community projects that promote these values. Othman is a board member of Cinevolution and the spokesperson for the Syrian Canadian Council of BC (SSCofBC).

As part of the Richmond Civic Engagement Network (RCEN), Othman was one of the main organizers of the event "Interfaith Dialogue on Diversity and Integration" in 2010. Since then, he has been engaged with various multi-faith, multi-culture projects, speaking on radio stations and at events.

Today's event is part of UN Interfaith Harmony Week at KPU, hosted by the university's Multi-Faith Centre. For more information, visit

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