Elijah Jr.’s professional career as a football player ended in JS Hercules after season 2019–2020 was over. As an experienced globetrotter, Elijah Jr. was surprised to find himself settling into Oulu after retiring from the football fields.
Sharmin Farah came to Oulu from Bangladesh. Her life has changed significantly during the five years she have lived in Finland. Though it has been a rollercoaster ride, I am enjoying this journey, she says.
Jussi Leponiemi had the privilege to visit the Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC22) summit in Barcelona at the beginning of March. If one is to pick up a single theme determining this year’s summit, that would be metaverse, writes Leponiemi.
Jenny and Jussi Kurkela, the owners of Ostoferia, make everything from scratch in the restaurant kitchen. Avid foragers, the Kurkelas pick their own mushrooms. There is no food wasted because all the ingredients sourced are also used.
The Talvikangas School in Oulu is one of only two schools in Finland offering students immersive learning. It is an experimental teaching method using virtual reality (VR) that gives pupils a multi-sensory experience.
Hansika Ambahelagedara, originally from Sri Lanka, is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the Faculty of Education, University of Oulu. She is thankful for her life in Finland as it constantly broadens her perspective.
Northern Finland’s short but intensive summer ripens our local ingredients. Arctic Food Lab is a programme that brings forth the ingredients that have grown under the European Capital of Culture, Oulu2026 region’s Northern sky, and the uniqueness of traditional food born under arctic circumstances.
There are not many places in the world where you can fish for salmon in the city centre. Here in Oulu we can! What’s more, we have some accessible decks for wheelchair users. Hannu is a young man in a wheelchair. Being able to fish makes a huge difference to his quality of life.