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Dina Ernest

Professor

Dina graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University where she studied English Language and Literature. She subsequently sought further learning in England studying African Literature and post colonialism and was eventually granted Master’s degree in English Literature from The University of Southampton, UK. Since then, Dina had pursued a career of journalism and translation. She started as a journalist in Al-Ahram weekly (an English speaking weekly newspaper published by Al-Ahram organization, the leading media institute in Egypt). She also worked as a translator and a simultaneous interpreter at Cairo International Film Festival, and later a Script Writer at Nile TV International: an English and French speaking Egyptian Satellite Channel.

In addition to her interest in language, literature and culture, Dina was involved in a number of social programs aiming at the sensitization of youth and the empowerment of women in developing countries. She toured many cities, and participated in many international conferences promoting for a new marriage contract that protects women’s rights of employment, education and decision making.

After immigrating to Canada, Dina began a new career of teaching. She gained a certificate in teaching adults from Humber College, and worked as a professor of Communication Skills in The Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene before she joined The Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies at Sheridan College in 2010.