Iqbal Haer shares his passion for finance

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:47:18 +0000

In this Fusion Q&A, Iqbal Haer, Branch Manager of the BMO University and College branch in downtown Toronto, speaks about his journey, his commitment to advising and guiding clients to achieve their financial goals and shares advice from his personal experience.

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A quest for learning: Leen Li’s journey from a small town in China to Wealthsimple Foundation’s CEO in Toronto

Credit to Author: Rebeca Kuropatwa| Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:41:11 +0000

Toronto-based Leen Li is the newly appointed CEO of Wealthsimple Foundation, an initiative of financial services company, Wealthsimple, that helps children save for post-secondary education. Li has come a long way from her childhood home in a small, rural, coal-mining town in northeast China.

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Sathish Bala harnesses the power of digital connectivity

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 21:28:11 +0000

Indian-born Sathish Bala spent his early years in Singapore before moving to Canada with his family. Three decades later, he is an award-winning leader and entrepreneur working in the field of digital marketing, operations management and product development. Using his strategic leadership skills, he seeks to implement positive change and increase the performance of various […]

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José Miguel Ramírez Olivos lets passion take flight after a chance encounter with a Boeing

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 21:04:21 +0000

Passions come in different shapes or forms — a sudden insight after a profound introspection process; an idea scribbled in the back of a napkin. That serendipitous whisper that we yearn for, sometimes even without realising it. For José Miguel Ramírez Olivos, it came as a photograph on the cover of an encyclopedia.

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Gina Cody, the first woman in Concordia’s history to earn a PhD in engineering, has a faculty named after her

Credit to Author: Vivien Fellegi| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:01:39 +0000

Iranian-Canadian Gina Cody has gone from becoming the first woman in Concordia’s history to earn a PhD in engineering to having the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the university renamed in her honor.

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One lawyer’s dream job becomes his reality, a Windmill Microlending client success story

Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:52:51 +0000

As a registered charity serving newcomers to Canada since 2005, Windmill Microlending has supported over 5,000 skilled immigrants and refugees with low-interest microloans. Windmill’s loans offer financial help to newcomers to afford the costs of licensing or credentials. Often, immigrants don’t have access to other credit because they have a low income or no Canadian […]

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Italian-Canadian Carolina Tropini wins prestigious global scholars award in engineering

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 03:15:30 +0000

Dr. Carolina Tropini, Italian-Canadian biophysicist and Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been named 2020’s winner of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award in the field of Engineering. Dr. Tropini is the first Canadian to be honoured with […]

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Isaac Garcia-Sitton holds Canadian values of acceptance, inclusivity and multiculturalism close to his heart

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:42:41 +0000

Isaac Garcia-Sitton is no stranger to moving from country to country, but the comfort with which he navigates life in Toronto is a sure sign that he has found his home in Canada. Yet, this feeling of being at home was not an instinctive one: something a number of immigrants resonate with. But the common […]

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Indian-born Dweep Mehta credits professional success to patience and relationships he forged along the way

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:42:28 +0000

Though life in Mumbai was comfortable, Indian-born Dweep Mehta’s daily commute to work — the traffic, the crowded trains and the endless chain of buses — had started to take a toll on his health. Reluctant to leave family and friends behind but desperate for “a peaceful life,” he took a leap of faith and […]

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Samiya Mirza and her family find warmth in Edmonton

Credit to Author: Nazreena Anwar-Travas| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 15:39:54 +0000

Samiya initially came to Canada as a student to study biomedical engineering and returned to India in 2010. Little did she know that three years later, she would return to Canada again — but as a newly married woman with an eight month-old baby. “Everyone felt that since I have already been in Canada, things […]

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