Our Journey to Canada

A blog highlighting stories of people who have immigrated to Canada as well as their children and grandchildren.  

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Our Journey to Canada

Meet Youshaa El-Abed, a proud Lebanese-Canadian. Youshaa recently graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours in Biological Sciences with Thesis and was awarded the President’s Medal at convocation. Youshaa is bilingual, attended the 8th annual United Nation’s University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand, was the President of the UWindsor Chapter of Friends of Doctors Without Borders, and served as the Faculty of Science Board of Director. While reflecting on his family's immigration story this is what he had to say: I admire all the parents that bravely leave everything they’ve ever known behind to build a better future for their loved ones. My parents’ story i

Our Journey To Canada

Meet Diane Reko, a proud Canadian of Hungarian heritage. She is the CEO of Reko International Group, a diversified, technology-driven manufacturing organization. Diane is a wife and mother, a University of Windsor graduate, and a Director for the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation. Diane was a former Director of Hiatus House and is a member of the Chief Executive Network. When reflecting on her family's immigration story this is what she had to say: "My father, Steve Reko, was born in a small village in Hungary and was one of 7 children. He left Hungary after the revolution and made his way to a Red Cross camp in Austria. Here, there were various nations interviewing people who w

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