Edgar Sosa & Leticia Delgado

Chocolate, blueberries, or cranberries? These may be unlikely decisions for someone who spent years studying cells, immunology, and cancer therapies, but in 2016 when Edgar Sosa’s wife, Leticia Delgado, was pregnant, concern about diabetes placed him on another path. He became founder and chief executive officer of Ednaturals Healthy Foods, creating snack bars using a…

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Yukang (Patrick) Peng

Thank you for teaching us Chinese. You are a great professor and we had great fun learning!” That’s one of several compliments that Yukang (Patrick) Peng received on a thank-you card from Chinese-language students at Mount Saint Vincent University this spring. Patrick has been teaching Chinese as a second language to beginner and intermediate students…

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Praise Mugisho

Praise Mugisho ends her interview by reading two poems she has written about journey and future. Hers has been an incredible journey; her future not always bright, but now is promising. “Even though life can drag you like a stone, you don’t end up being crushed,” says Praise. She was born in the Republic of…

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Ali Allawi

Ali Allawi and his wife, Khalidah, had one reason to come to Canada—their children. Two of their three children are physically disabled and mainly use wheelchairs to get around. “If I tell you my story, you won’t believe it,” says Ali. The family is from Iraq, but left there for Syria because life became difficult.…

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Carol Logan

A true champion is what we call Carol Logan, Director of Human Resources for Cambridge Suites and Prince George Hotels in Halifax. Her connections with the organization go back over 20 years. “ISANS has a full team of professional resources for the employer. They care, and they’re passionate about what they’re doing.” The mother of five…

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Banpreet Singh Shaney

Banpreet Singh Shaney is happily working full time as an engineer in Nova Scotia. Having arrived in late 2015, the process was faster and smoother than he expected. For that, he thanks ISANS. “It provides a really good support for new immigrants,” says Banpreet. ISANS came into his life even before he left his homeland…

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