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Never too late

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I was in second grade when I first discovered the power of self-assertion.

That year, my school joined an inter-school storytelling contest. Because competitions were a big deal to the teachers (the results somehow established a school’s reputation), they carefully chose their representatives. In my class, three students were initially chosen to train. Each was given a copy of the piece to memorize, and whoever would emerge as the best would be the final choice. I wasn’t among them.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

One day at a time

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When you come to Canada at 21, a recent graduate of the top university in your country, with Latin honors and a professional license, you’ll think you have an edge over many other people hoping to establish a career in this foreign land. You’ll feel so optimistic about the future, and you’ll imagine yourself effortlessly climbing up to your own version of success.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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