The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) has produced and exclusively launched their original “Honoring Our Heroes” campaign on Qatar National Television’s Social Distancing program on March 1st, 2021. The unique video and anthem pays tribute to nurses and showcases their leadership and commitment, while highlighting their compassionate spirit and integral role in our healthcare systems.
The anthem campaign was fully produced in Qatar using a selection of world-class partners and amazing local talent. The video conveys a unifying message, appreciating the valiant work of nurses and all medical staff in keep our community safe, especially within this last year. Qatar has showcased incredible resilience in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and the University of Calgary in Qatar partnered with local entities to produce this project and show their appreciation for the unwavering efforts of nurses.
Dr. Deborah White, Dean of the University of Calgary in Qatar stated,
“We are extremely proud of the “Honoring Our Heroes” campaign as it highlights the crucial roles nurses play on a daily basis to care for their patients. As a university that is dedicated to educating the future nursing workforce of Qatar, we wanted to create a special tribute to showcase our heartfelt appreciation to them and to inspire more of our community to pursue this noble career.”
The musical anthem was recorded by Katara Studios, one of the world’s leading audio-visual facilities. The song was brought to life by an array of talented local singers; the English version was sung as a duet by Fares Dehbi and Fabella Bel, while the Arabic was performed as a solo by Qatari artist Ahmed Abdulrahim. Local-based production agency Storyteller House were the co-creators and filmmakers behind the video.
Established in 2007, the University of Calgary in Qatar is the only Canadian university in Qatar and the country’s exclusive provider of bachelors degrees in nursing. More information about the nursing program, the admission processes and criteria, is available at www.ucalgary.edu.qa.
Source: Press release
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