Pangaea: Connecting Humanity was born in January of 2016 to fill a need for a non-profit organization targeted towards newcomers to the Calgary community. We were driven by a desire to connect people in partnerships based on mutual respect, bidirectional learning, and personal growth. Pangaea was created to offer new Calgarians of all demographics the chance to both gain skills and knowledge required to function in a new society and also to allow them to share their personal histories and cultures with longtime participants in Western Canadian culture. The organization was founded not only as a community-based venture but additionally as a University of Calgary club, allowing the chance for students to supplement their book-learning with opportunities to build themselves as individuals and widen their appreciation for cultures and concepts outside of their own. As a body of individuals we are volunteers dedicated to making the Calgary community more welcoming by offering helping hands and open minds.

All photography provided by Hatif Naqvi

Meet our team

From left to right: Elias Manolakos, Simrat Dhillon, Amy Chen, Samruddhi Pasalkar, Roujan Khaledan, Manisha Bharadia, Sarah McColman, Rachel Huh, Sydney Yee, Maaria Shah, William Nguyen

From left to right: Elias Manolakos, Simrat Dhillon, Amy Chen, Samruddhi Pasalkar, Roujan Khaledan, Manisha Bharadia, Sarah McColman, Rachel Huh, Sydney Yee, Maaria Shah, William Nguyen