KIRAN MALIK-KHAN

KIRAN MALIK-KHAN

A little about KIRAN MALIK-KHAN

Kiran Malik-Khan is the Director of Stakeholder Relations for The United Way of Fort McMurray. She is a freelance journalist, a communications professional, and a poet. She loves sharing stories about unique people, events, and organizations. Kiran is the co-founder and volunteer public relations director for NorthWord magazine, Fort McMurray's first and only literary magazine. She is also the President/Co-founder of World Hijab Day Fort McMurray. A proud Pakistani-Canadian who grew up in New Jersey, she is a fierce advocate of Fort McMurray, multiculturalism, women's rights, and equality for all. Got a story nobody is telling? Send her ideas: DM and follow on Twitter @KiranMK0822.

All posts by KIRAN MALIK-KHAN

Oct
29
2016
Holiday Guide
2016
Published in Holiday Guide 2016
Home to over 40 cultures - Fort McMurray Public School District is proud of its diversity, and its students who embrace their heritage. So much goes on in our 15 schools celebrating different religions, cultures and holidays. Here are a few photos to share.
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-4
Published in Lifestyle
Replaced ceiling tiles: about 700,000 square feet; Man hours: 200,000 and counting; Maximum people working on schools: 400. Being ready for our students: Priceless. With an intense summer of restoration and renovations behind us, all 15 Fort McMurray Public School District (FMSPD) schools hosted delighted students for the first day…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Published in The Story
Nargis Sameer is a fighter. She arrived in Fort McMurray in 2009 on a one-way ticket with only $250 and dreams of being a successful hair dresser. She attained the latter with her hard work, and then lost it all when “The Beast” engulfed Stoney Creek, devouring her house. “I…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Published in The Story
There was no hesitation. When wildfires forced Fort McMurray’s mandatory evacuation on May 3rd, many students were left with their principals and teachers who went above and beyond to reunite them with families – some taking days. With many areas of the city engulfed in smoke, and rapidly approaching fire,…
May
11
2016
#YMM
FIRE
Published in #YMMFire 2016
I don't know how to look at trees anymore. I see them ablaze. I see them charred. I look away. At about 2:35 a.m., it'll be a week ago today, I was one of the estimated 18,000 who arrived in Edmonton because of "the beast" of a wildfire that engulfed…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Published in Features
“It’s all about the glide.” One word - “glide” - sums up Phil Meagher’s love for winter. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who loves winter as much as he does – at least in Fort McMurray. Well-known for wearing many hats in our community, Meagher has been…
Oct
26
2015
Holiday Guide
2015
Published in Holiday Guide 2015
There’s something inherently beautiful about festivals, and holidays. They make you smile continuously. They make you want to be your best self. Eid-ul-Adha, the second Islamic holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world brings the same joy, and sentiments. The three-day festival was held on September 24, 2015. It marks…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
Published in Business & Oilsands
It is impossible to speak about successful local Aboriginal businesses, and not include Fort McKay Group of Companies. A leader in oilfield construction, and services, the company boasts an annual revenue of over $150 million, and employs approximately 1,000 people. An estimated 20 per cent of the work force is…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
Published in Business & Oilsands
Children are the best teachers. Their honesty and innocence can impart lessons that can take adults a lot longer to convey. Diversified’s “safely home,” campaign pays homage to this notion. The new brand, complete with a new logo, features children on 30 buses, and are perfect traveling billboards adorning the…
Jan
26
2015
Volume
-
Published in Features
It’s more than meets the eye. It’s more than where cultures come to meet. It’s changing the life of local children – one tutorial at a time. The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo (MCA) does so much more to build community than we know. Established in 1985 in support of…
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