May 21 (Thursday)
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library 120 Metcalfe Street
Three distinguished panelists speak about the influences that have shaped their lives and led to success in their respective fields.
Dr. Shiva Ghimire, B.V.Sc. and AH, Ph.D.
Team Leader, Metabolism and Residue Chemistry Team, Human Safety Division, Veterinary Drugs Directorate Health Canada
Shiva Ghimire is a veterinary epidemiologist with specialization in the management of infectious diseases of livestock, and pre-harvest food safety, particularly the foods of animal origin like meat, milk and eggs. He was born in a small remote village in the foothills of Himalayas, about 200 km north west of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. He left his home in search of education at a tender age of 12, completing Grade 10 from a nearby town and then an Intermediate in Science (equivalent to Ontario High…
Nhung Thuy Hoang graduated from the University of Saigon in 1978 and went to teach English in a remote area of Vietnam. In July 1980, she escaped from Vietnam by boat to Hong Kong. She arrived in Canada in January 1981. After working in a factory, she returned to university to obtain degrees, first in Sociology and then in Law. She was called to the bar of Ontario in 1990 and practiced Law in Ottawa since then.
– 1999 Tho Tran Hoang Anh (Poetry in Vietnamese)
– 1994 Refugee Love (Poetry)
– 1990 – PresentArticles in Vietnamese and English publications (Cong Dong, Uy Ban Ti Nan, Tu An, INSCAN (International Settlement Canada Research Resource Division for Refugees), Canadian Council of Refugees, The Globe and Mail etc.)
Samson Young was a refugee from Laos to Canada in 1980. Joined Canadian Armed Force after graduating from Algonquin College in 1990. After 19 years part-time studies, he graduated with Bachelor Arts degree in Linguistics with distinction from Carleton University in 2009.
Major Young has been to two missions: Bosnia in 2006 and the DRC ( Congo) in 2013. ….
Organized by the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library.