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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October 10, 2017

Meet Tony Vo. He is a proud Vietnamese-Canadian Psychology student at the University of Windsor. He was the Project Lead for the NSSE Project within the Provost's Office and has became the first ever Advising Initiatives Coordinator within the FAHSS Dean’s Office. Tony is a humanitarian, research assistant, and an advocate for sustainable education. While reflecting on his...

September 21, 2017

Meet Dr. Antonio Rossini. He is a University of Windsor professor and a proud Italian. He came to Canada in 1995 to pursue his MA and PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto. He also obtained a post-doctoral Licentiate in Medieval Studies from the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies of Toronto. Dr. Rossini is a dedicated educator, humanitarian and a men...

September 18, 2017

Meet Marissa Bumanlag. She is a proud Filipino and French-Canadian Political Science student at the University of Windsor. Marissa is an educator, humanitarian and a world traveler. While reflecting on her family's immigration story this is what she had to say.

"I became passionate about advocacy and education because of my parents' story. My paternal grandfather was a polit...

August 31, 2017

Meet Frank Abbruzzese. He is a proud Italian-Canadian who is the President of AlphaKOR Group Inc., a mentor, a Windsor-Essex advocate, and is a guru in the technology and innovation sector. While reflecting on his family's immigration story this is what he had to say:

"In 1952 my Dad immigrated from Italy to Canada, because he heard that Canada was a land full of opport...

August 16, 2017

Meet Eileen Chen. She is a Chinese-Canadian Environmental Activist, University of Windsor graduate, and Community Volunteer. While reflecting on her family's immigration story this is what she had to say.

"We landed in Windsor from China and had nothing except our suitcases and some packed boxes. We had no furniture in our one bedroom apartment on University Avenue. To eat,...

August 16, 2017

 Meet Natasha E. Feghali. She is a Lebanese and Croatian Specialist Educator, International Journalist and Speaker. While reflecting on her family's immigration story this is what she had to say.

"My family. A mixture and hybrid version of the modern Canadian. My father came to Canada in 1976 from Lebanon and my mother is a 1st generation Croatian-Canadian. We are the f...

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