Shenaz Kermalli

Shenaz Kermalli is a freelance writer and journalism instructor at Humber College in Toronto. Her work has been published in The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, CTV News, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, and Foreign Policy among others.

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Religious pilgrimage tour leader from Markham among those killed in Iran plane crash

Respected religious pilgrimage tour leader Asghar Dhirani was among the 167 passengers who died when a Ukrainian International Airlines plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Tehran's main airport Wednesday.

Excitement around the lifting of Saudi Arabia's ban on women drivers speaks to some pathetically low standards

There is often a deafening and unacceptable silence when it comes to condemning the abuses that take place in Saudi Arabia in the name of Sharia, or Islamic law. Especially when it comes to women's rights.

York board owes parents a real explanation on principal's offensive Facebook posts

If Sadaka is indeed to continue her role as principal of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the YRDSB owes the public more than a cursory explanation of why, writes Shenaz Kermalli.

Tax-free savings accounts are flexible, convenient but underused

Tax-free savings accounts were introduced in 2009 and have amassed $74 billion in assets across 10 million accounts since then. They are a flexible way to save money for everything from a first house to a new car to your retirement nest egg, say financial advisers.

Why Canada still needs census in age of data mining

This week's stalled release of data from the 2011 national household survey — over what Statistics Canada admitted were "serious errors" — has raised doubts about the credibility of the current census and whether it's even necessary in the modern age of data mining.

iPad helps break down barriers for deaf student

A U.S. pilot study is examining how mobile technology might support the deaf and hard-of-hearing at college.

Rising retirement age can be good for your finances

More Canadians are choosing to retire later in life, and that can have a positive impact on their finances – as long as they manage risk and keep an attentive eye on their investment portfolio.

How daylight changes affect your health

Losing an hour of daylight can be linked with negative effects on the mind and body, including disturbed sleep patterns, seasonal depression and obesity, say researchers.

Searchers for HMS Bounty captain pin hopes on survival suit

Rescuers searching for Robin Walbridge, captain of the sunken tall ship HMS Bounty, are hoping his survival suit is protecting him from the high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy.

Massive diamond planet discovered by astronomers

New research led by Yale University scientists suggests that a rocky planet twice Earth's size is composed partially of diamond.