برندگان عناوین و نشان ها ** Ganadores ** Winners **



PROJECT 111

Canada’s Latin, Hispanic, and Persian-Speaking Communities

Hall of Honor 

La Communauté Latine, Hispanique, et Perse du Canada

Salle d’Honneur

La Comunidad Latina, Hispana, y Persa de Canadá

Salón de Honor

 جوامع فارسی زبان، لاتین تبار، و هیسپانیک کانادا  

تالار افتخارات



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 Winners of Medals & Iconic Titles 
Gagnants de Médailles et Titres Iconiques
Ganadores de Medallas y Títulos Icónicos
 برندگان عناوین و نشان ها و مدال های مهم

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 Adair, Leticia – Mexico 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2011
  • Winner of national award in recognition of her great works among refugees
  • Refugee Support Coordinator, Member of the Board in “The Council of Canadians”

Saint John, New Brunswick 

 


co50.25 Angarita, Liliana – Colombia

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2011
  • Human Rights Activist

Toronto, Ontario

 


ir50.25png Ansari, Soheila – Iran

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2015
  • Settlement Specialist

Vancouver, British Columbia

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  ir50.25png Biock Aghay, Iman – Iran 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2012
  • SEO Consultant, Vice-president of North Shore Multicultural Society
  • Founder of Vancouver Business Network

Vancouver, British Columbia

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 Carranza, Juan – El Salvador 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2012
  • Recipient of Community Service Award from the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Chosen as one of the 10 most influential Hispanics in Canada by Factor Hispano
  • Lawyer

Toronto, Ontario

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ir50.25png Darvish Sherry – Iran

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  • First Iranian-Canadian Woman Judge in Superior Court of Ontario
  • Ontario’s Leading Women Award – 2014 
  • Lawyer
  • Ontario Superior Court Judge

Toronto, Ontario

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ir50.25png Eftekhar, Sara – Iran 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2013
  • Winner of YWCA’s 30th Annual Women of Distinction Awards, Vancouver
  • Community Activist

Vancouver, British Columbia

   


   ir50.25png  Esmaeilpour, Keighobad (Kei) – Iran

  • Recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM Civil Division), 2018, from the Governor General of Canada
  • Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2013 
  • Top 75 Canadian Immigrants, 2016
  • Founder of the Civic Association of Iranian Canadians (Civic IC)
  • Founder of the Iranian Canadian Healthcare Professional Association (IC HPA)
  • Founder and Board member of the Farhangian Educators Association
  • Former board of directors’ of the Iranian Engineers of BC (IEBCA)
  • Technical Advisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
  • Project Manager Professional (PMP)

Vancouver (Burnaby), British Columbia

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 ir50.25png Farsandaj, Sima – Iran

  • Chevalier of France in the Order of Parlmes Académiques for her commitment to promote Francophonie and French Culture in Canada, June 2017
  • French Professor at University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

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ir50.25png Filsoof, Nassreen – Iran 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2014
  • Entrepreneur and Founder of Canadian Iranian Foundation (CIF)

Vancouver, British Columbia

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  Guerra, Luis Guillermo – México 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2013
  • Marketing & Recruitment Specialist

Vancouver (Coquitlam), British Columbia

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co50.25  Guilombo, Mario  – Colombia  

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2009
  • Human Rights Defender, Psychologist, Lawyer

Toronto, Ontario 

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ir50.25png  Haddadi, Azita – Iran 

  • Top 25  Canadian Immigrants, 2016
  • Won a number of grants & awards for her outstanding contribution to cancer research from national & provincial agencies
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Professor and Researcher
  • Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Immunotherapy

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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ir50.25png Hakimi, Karim – Iran 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2011
  • Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 
  • Founder and owner of Hakim Optical Stores across Canada

Toronto, Ontario

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 Hausman, Roberto – Uruguay 

  •  Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2014
  • Teacher, Entrepreneur, Media Host
  • Producer and Host at Latin Life
  • Founder of Needy Children Assistance

Toronto, Ontario

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  • Top 40 under 40 in the City of Edmonton, 2012
  • Top 10 Most Influential Hispanics in Canada, 2011
  • Top 75  Canadian Immigrants 2016
  • Co-founder and CEO of DevFacto
  • E&Y Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year, Professional/Investment Services, 2012
  • Small Business Owner of the Year from the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, 2010

Edmonton, Alberta

    


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  Lavieri, Sophie – Venezuela

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2018
  • Senior lecturer, Simon Fraser University; founder, Science in Action

North Vancouver, British Columbia

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ir50.25png  Mahabadi, Hadi – Iran 

    

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2010
  • Appointed to the Order of Canada for contributions to advancement of science & innovation
  • Scientist, Vice-president and director of Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Mississauga, Ontario

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ir50.25png  Movafaghian, Djavad – Iran

  • Appointed to the Order of Canada (2014)
  • Appointed to the Order of British Columbia (2012)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient (2012)
  • Named “Philanthropist of the Year” as part of the Giving Hearts Award from The Association of Professional Fundraisers (2011)
  • The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, University of British Columbia (2014)
  • The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Simon Fraser University (2009)
  • Founder of Movafaghian Foundation

Vancouver, British Columbia

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ir50.25png Navazesh, Shasha – Iran

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2015
  •  Artisan Baker, Founder and CEO at Shasha Bread Co.

Toronto, Ontario

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 co50.25 Niño, Martha Lucia – Colombia 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2009
  • Lawyer, Founder of Abanico Magazine

Milton, Ontario


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ir50.25png  Rad, Nasser – Iran 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2016
  • Recipient of Top Choice Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Winner of ReadersÕ Choice Award in 2014 & 2015 for the Best Used Car Dealership in Toronto
  • Entrepreneur, CEO and President, AUTORAMA

Toronto, Ontario

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ir50.25png  Rafati, Shahrzad – Iran

  • Top 25  Canadian Immigrants, 2017 
  • The only Canadian listed in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, 2011
  • 40 Under 40 Business in Vancouver,2012
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Entrepreneurism, 2013
  • Business In Vancouver, CEO of The Year, 2013
  • British Columbia Tech Magazine’s Top 10 Women in Tech, 2013
  • 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women
  • Founder and CEO of BroadbandTV
  • Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member at Chopra Yoga Centre

Vancouver, British Columbia

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 Riveros, Bernardo – Colombia 

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  • Top 25  Canadian Immigrants, 2018 
  • Businessman of the year, 2008 – Premios Somos
  • Ten Most Influential Hispanics in Canada 2012 – Hispanic Business Alliance
  • New Pioneer Entrepreneurship Award 2010 – Skills for Change
  • The Award of Excellence 2014 – Colombia en el Exterior
  • Hispanic Business Award 2015 – Guia Hispana en Canada
  • Nominated 2016 – John Maxwell Foundation Leadership Award
  • Coach, Entrepreneur, Leader
  • Certified coach, teacher and speaker of the John Maxwell Organization

Toronto, Ontario

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ir50.25png  Soofi, Fred Farhad – Iran 

  • Top 25  Canadian Immigrants, 2016 
  • Entrepreneur, Creator of jobs in Multiple Restaurants
  • Donated a five-storey office complex to South Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre, 1998
  • SaskBusiness’ magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award
  • Restaurateur, Community Leader

Coquitlam, British Columbia

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  Veiga, Marcello – Brazil 

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2009
  • Professor at University of British Columbia, Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, Ph.D.
  • Metallurgical Engineer for mining & consulting companies in Brazil, Canada, USA, Venezuela, Chile, Peru

Vancouver, British Columbia

 


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co50.25 Wesso, Zulima – Colombia

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2011
  • Community Activist

St. Catharines, Ontario

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  Zúniga, Ana María – Chile

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2015
  • Top Five Small Businesses Owners Award by Small Business BC, 2014
  • Founder and Owner at AZ World Translation
  • Community Activist and Volunteer Spanish Instructor

North Vancouver, British Columbia 

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