Dr. Neil Pollock instructs a team of surgeons in Rwanda on carrying out his technique of circumcision. (photo from Dr. Neil Pollock)
Dr. Neil Pollock specializes in circumcision, from newborn to adult, and adult vasectomy. As a leading expert in circumcision, he has traveled around the world to train physicians and, this summer, he will head to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to teach a team of doctors in medical newborn and infant circumcision.
“After carrying out 50,000 infant circumcisions and traveling recently to Turkey, China and Africa to exchange ideas, I have evolved my technique to make it applicable to infants, children, teenagers and adults,” Pollock told the Independent in a recent interview. “I have developed a technique to do circumcision in this older age group under local anesthetic without using sutures and using, instead, a cyanocrylate skin glue that closes the wound. Being able to do the procedure under local anesthetic and with skin glue instead of a general anesthetic in hospital provides for a much simpler, easier, quicker, safer and improved cosmetic outcome for patients.” Continue reading →
VANCOUVER, B.C.: June 3, 2014 — Screengrabs from a promo clip for a new reality show called #HBIC: Ultra Rich Asian Girls of Vancouver. Casting for the show takes place at the end of the month.
Photograph by: FACEBOOK , SCREENGRAB
Imagine the Real Housewives of Vancouver — except young, Asian, and likely richer.
A casting call seeking the stars of a new proposed reality show called#HBICtv — which stands for “hot bitch in control” — was announced this weekend via corresponding Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, andYouTube accounts. Descriptions posted on various social media accounts claim the show will take a glimpse into the “luxurious lifestyles of ultra-rich Asian girls in Metro Vancouver.”
Initially, it’s unclear if the entire production is a serious venture or if it’s an elaborate hoax concocted by someone with money and time, but Kevin Li is adamant the show can communicate something to its viewers about the journey of the Chinese demographic in Canada. Continue reading →
Edward Yang is sad about the city he grew up in. His parents emigrated from Taiwan to B.C. without much money, yet in the early 1990s they were able to afford a small house in East Vancouver.
But Yang and his wife, who earn strong incomes in Los Angeles while bringing up their child, doubt they will ever be able to follow a dream to return to the West Coast Canadian metropolis. Continue reading →
A UNIVERSITY OF New Brunswick professor can no longer use his academic affiliation to promote his personal views online about race relations, according to Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang.
The university will also review courses taught by social science professor Ricardo Duchesne, Jang told the Georgia Straight.
Earlier this month, Jang wrote UNB president H.E.A. Campbell about his concerns regarding blog posts and emails by Duchesne.
Duchesne writes on the site of the Council of European Canadians. The group describes itself as one that is opposed to “an establishment that is determined to destroy European Canada through fanatical immigration, race-mixing campaigns, imposition of a diversity curriculum, affirmative action in favor of non-Europeans, and promotion of white guilt”. Continue reading →
The future of Canada’s live-in caregiver program, which allows families to bring nannies from abroad, is in limbo as the Conservative government says it is next in line for a shakeup.
The government is opting to leave the live-in caregiver program largely untouched for now, in spite of years of internal warnings from public servants that it has become a “hidden” family reunification program, particularly for Canada’s Filipino community. Continue reading →
Syrian refugee applications quietly sped up by Ottawa
Government promised to bring in 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014
By Laura Lynch, CBC News Posted: Jun 27, 2014 1:37 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014 1:37 PM ET
Canadian immigration officials appear to have quietly sped up Syrian refugee applications following months of criticism.
Almost a year ago, the government promised to bring 1,300 Syrians to Canada by the end of 2014. Refugee advocates have accused Ottawa of failing to live up to that promise, claiming that they know of no privately sponsored refugees who have arrived in Canada as part of the program announced last year. Continue reading →