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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Danish-Canadian scientist Anne Steinø looks beyond the lab

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 16:52:37 +0000

That natural sponges from the depths of the sea off the coast of the Philippines could feature in the fight against cancer testifies to the wonder of science. And, perhaps more importantly, of its importance to humankind. Ask Anne Steinø, a Vancouver-based Danish-Canadian scientist with a PhD in Biochemistry and molecular biology, and she’ll happily […]

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The Bangalores find work and a home in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:18:07 +0000

Despite facing a few ups and downs, Keshav Bangalore and his wife, Preethi, have successfully settled in Canada, and now offer some tips for others In spring 2001, Keshav and Preethi Bangalore took their first steps into Canada with both hope and uncertainty. Like for other immigrants, the future was uncertain for the successful couple from […]

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RTV founder Taya Rtichsheva is camera ready in Winnipeg

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:57:43 +0000

Taya Rtichsheva is the perfect picture of an immigrant who found ways to prove any and all of her doubters wrong. Born and raised in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, Rtichsheva was a very active child, getting hooked on rhythmic gymnastics at the age of five and later taking classical guitar lessons, before discovering her passion for journalism. […]

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Newcomer is flying free in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:12:39 +0000

Young pilot Abdulrahman Alafghani is studying aviation in Vancouver There is an old story that is part of Abdulrahman (Abood) Alafghani’s family lore about a forefather who emigrated from Afghanistan and found a new life in Syria. It’s a story that in recent years has taken on special meaning for Alafghani as he left Saudi […]

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Argentinian-born Javier Schwersensky heads up Winnipeg Humane Society

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:47:55 +0000

Javier Schwersensky leads the non-profit animal protection agency with compassionate leadership and communications savvy Javier Schwersensky was confident in his decision to immigrate to Canada from Argentina. Born in the city of Villa Ballester, a suburban neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Schwersensky felt his personality clashed with the culture in Argentina. “Given that I spent time […]

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