On October 18, 2010 at the Calgary municipal election, a son of immigrant parents won over 39% of the votes to become the first Muslim mayor of a major Canadian city.
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Welcome to the strange little world of ROOM, the seventh book of Irish Canadian author, Emma Donoghue. The book “Room” revolves around the story of Jack and Ma, who live in a locked room that measures eleven foot by eleven. … read more
Vancouver-raised Mozhdah Jamalzadah immigrated to Canada at the young age of five with her parents and two younger brothers from war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. Eventually, they settled in Vancouver, BC, where Mozhdah Jamalzadah attended high school at John Oliver Secondary, then … read more
A “difficult-to-pronounce” or an “foreign-sounding name” did not stop Nazanin Afshin-Jam becoming famous in her adopted country of Canada. Canadian-Iranian Immigrant Nazanin Afshin-Jam immigrated to Canada with her family at a young age of 2. Blessed with beauty and brains, … read more
He is famous as a successful Canadian entrepreneur, but today Robert Herjavec is more famous internationally, as one of the dragons in the Canadian Dragon Den, or one of the sharks in the USA TV show Shark Tank. Robert Herjavec … read more
She is the daughter of middle-class Canadian Korean immigrants. Her father is a Canadian-Korean businessman and her mother, a bio-chemist. Coming from a family of scientists, lawyer and academics, she broke the mould of a typical Canadian-Korean family, by going into movies. She applied the same hardworking ethics of Canadian immigrant families but into a different field, and succeeded. What’s so admirable is that Sandra Oh is not particularly beautiful in the western definition of beauty, yet she managed to make a career in Hollywood just out of sheer talent and hard work. read more