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PradeepSood made history May 1, when he became the first non-white person to be elected chair, Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “I am very privileged and humbled,” he says. “It is a privilege to be the first Indo-Canadian to be elected to this position.” The nonprofit, nonpartisan OCC was established in…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
Orthopedicsurgeon Dr Vir Sennik once approached businessman Vasdev Chanchlani for a donation towards the fracture unit at the Trillium Health Center. Chanchlani promptly wrote out a check for $100,000. Ajit Someswar, one of the founders of the advo- cacy group Canada-India Foundation, needed funding…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
Lastyear, Lata Pada received the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian award, ‘For her contributions to the development of South Asian dance as a choreographer, teacher, dancer and artistic director as well as for her commitment and support of the Indian community in Canada’. Pada comes of …
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
A Canadian newspaper once described Dr Krishna Kumar as a neurosurgeon who has dedicated his career to easing chronic pain. Acclaimed as among the top half a dozen in his field of speciality, the Regina-based Kumar has over the course of a medical practice 48 years old and counting, pioneered a deep…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
When he walked into the law school of the University of Alberta in Edmonton for the first time in 1971 Vern Krishna, now 66, was the only South Asian student there. “I was conspicuous,” he says in masterly under- statement. Ask him whether he faced prejudice, and he tells you simply that his aims we…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
Wayback in 1976 when he joined Parkside Collegiate near London, Ontario, Gopal Bhatnagar was the only brownskinned student on a 1,100-strong campus. Racial pressure was enormous, he now recalls; his classmates used to throw food at him. Even then, he had a deep sense that “I was not just a little br…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
“Ahimsais not just refraining from killing animals, but it is harmony with the whole eco-system,” says Dr Chandrakant P Shah, Professor Emeritus of Public Health, University of Toronto and an expert on the health of aboriginal people. He has been helping the First Nation’s people for years, and beli…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
Vim Kochhar, a professional engineer and furniture store owner, proves that making a living isn’t all that matters in life. In the end, it’s what you do for others that counts. Kochhar, founder of the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons, spends just 10 percent of his time at ‘work,’ …
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
Itis not often that a 12-year-old finds himself on a ‘Power List’ — but Bilaal Rajan is no ordinary 12-year-old. He has already raised $5 million for various charitable activities; UNICEF named him its child ambassador and in that capacity, sent him on tours of Malawi, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
Educationallinkages are most influential in fostering better understanding between any two countries, says Professor Balbir Sahni, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Concordia University. “Education,” he says, “serves as the linchpin connecting trade and technology” – an axiom he illustrates through t…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
“Oneof the most outstanding things in my memory is the first artificial heart transplant in Canada,” recalls cardiovascular surgeon Dr Arvind Koshal of the time, a quarter century ago, when he trained at the Ottawa Heart Institute with Dr Wilbert Keon. “We had just received our training for the Jarv…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
DrArvind Joshi recalls the day a colleague referred an expecting mother to him, telling him she was expecting quadruplets. “When I did the ultrasound, I discovered she had quintuplets, and I delivered those five healthy babies in April 1992,” said Joshi, the Montreal-based, cutting edge practitioner…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
DrArvind Joshi recalls the day a colleague referred an expecting mother to him, telling him she was expecting quadruplets. “When I did the ultrasound, I discovered she had quintuplets, and I delivered those five healthy babies in April 1992,” said Joshi, the Montreal-based, cutting edge practitioner…
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22.02.2016 · From Archana
AnitaRau Badami was living with her parents in her native Chennai when, June 23, 1985, Air India’s Kanishka was blown out of the sky by terrorists. One of the 329 victims of the atrocity was her next door neighbor; his widow subsequently committed suicide. Badami happened to be in Delhi October 31, …
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22.02.2016 · From Archana