On this date, Syrian refugee Dana Mellis commented on her experience of having to leave her country, “They were shouting, ‘Leave the city or you will die.’ We had to leave immediately, so we very quickly found some clothing and some important papers . . . and then we left.” She became a scholarship student and plans to study pharmacy at Dalhousie University. The Mellis family arrived from Syria in Nova Scotia on January 12, 2016. They were five of “roughly 1,000 government-sponsored refugees who landed in the province in 2016.”