Three Community Members Among 2018 Top 25 Winners – ¡Tenemos 3 Ganadores! – Voici Nos 3 Gagnants! – سه عُضوِ جامِعِه هَمسو دَر بِینِ بَرَندِگان مُهاجِرانِ بَرتَرِ امسال
Project 111 – COLOMBIRAN’s Hall of Honor
Community members from Venezuela, Colombia, and Iran; winners of 2018 competition
Les membres de la communauté du Venezuela, de la Colombie et de l’Iran; gagnants de la compétition 2018
Miembros de la comunidad de Venezuela, Colombia e Irán; ganadores de la competencia 2018
اعضای جامعه ی همسو از ونزوئلا، کلمبیا، و ایران؛ برندگان رقابت مهاجران برتر در سال 2018
Post of April 2018
پُستِ آوریلِ گذشته
In our April post, we invited you to vote for your favourite top community members from a list of 12 Hispanics and/or Persian-speaker candidates, among the final top 75 selection for the Canadian Immigrants 2018 competition. Now, here you are with the results! And their names will be added to our exclusive Hall of Honor, under project 111.
En Avril, nous vous avons demandé de voter pour vos meilleurs membres de la communauté parmi une liste de 12 candidats hispanophones et/ou persans, parmi les 75 meilleurs candidats au concours Immigrants canadiens 2018. Maintenant, voici les résultats! Et leurs noms seront ajoutés à notre Hall d’Honneur exclusif, dans le cadre du projet 111.
En abril de este año, lo invitamos a votar por los principales miembros de su comunidad de una lista de 12 candidatos hispanos y/o persas, entre los 75 mejores seleccionados para la competencia de inmigrantes canadienses 2018. ¡Ahora, aquí puedes ver los resultados! Y sus nombres se agregarán a nuestro exclusivo Salón de Honor, en el proyecto 111.
در ماه آوریل گذشته، (لینک به پُست در بالا) از شما دعوت نمودیم که از میان فهرست نهایی هفتاد و پنج نفره مهاجران برتر کانادا در رقابت سال 2018 مجله مهاجر کانادایی، از بین دوازده نفر نامزد هیسپانیک (اسپانیایی زبان) و یا فارسی زبان که در میان فهرست مذکور قرار داشته و متعلق به جامعه همسوی کلمبیران (جامعه دو میلیون نفری فارسی زبانان و لاتین تباران مقیم کانادا) می باشند، مطابق قواعد این رقابت سالانه به سه تن از ایشان (و یا البته بطور کلی به هر نامزد مورد نظر خارج از لیست دوازده نفر مذکور) رای دهید. در این پُست افتخار داریم تا سه برنده متعلق به این جامعه را به مخاطبین کلمبیران معرفی نماییم و اسامی ایشان را در تالار افتخارات کلمبیران، تالار مشترک افتخار آفرینان جوامع فارسی زبان و لاتین تبار یا هیسپانیک مقیم کانادا، موضوع پروژه شماره صد و یازده کلمبیران، اضافه نماییم
Senior lecturer, Simon Fraser University; founder, Science in Action
City: North Vancouver
Country of Origin: Venezuela
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Sophie Lavieri is an award-winning senior lecturer at Simon Fraser University (SFU). She is the founder of Science in Action, a free science outreach program that has involved more than 1,000 volunteers and has reached more than 100,000 kids, many of them from Aboriginal communities and inner-city schools. Her efforts have helped secure more than $4 million in funding to build a science outreach centre and observatory. As a mother of two and a recent grandmother, Lavieri serves as a role model to women aspiring to achieve impact in the profession while maintaining a commendable work-life balance. In her spare time, Lavieri loves bringing happiness to our elderly by singing at retirement homes with Chemsemble, the choir she founded. Leaving Venezuela in 2000 was not an easy decision. Although her husband and two children had joined her while she was a visiting professor at the University of Florida, they never thought (as probably never did millions of other Venezuelans) that they would have to emigrate permanently. However, in the year 2000, with the turmoil that was starting to develop in Venezuela, and hoping for a better and safer future for their kids, they applied for Canadian residency. They were surprised that it was granted in less than three months, even skipping the interviews! Canada is now home (with capital H) for them. Lavieri was quickly hired at Simon Fraser University. The hiring committee was impressed by her innovative and interactive teaching style, beating out excellent candidates from other top universities. Having taught thousands of university students over the course of her career, Lavieri decided to reach out to others beyond the university confines. Her goal was simple: “to have children of all ages gain an interest in science and to have their parents and teachers involved in the process.” This led to the foundation of the Science in Action program. On the other hand, she also volunteered for Science World’s Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) program, which allowed her to bring her “portable labs” to remote locations in British Columbia. Her impact in the community has been featured in numerous national and international articles and TV segments. Lavieri has a B.Sc. in chemical engineering, a M.Sc. in biology, a degree in Pharmacy, and a PhD in medicinal chemistry. Her awards include the SFU Faculty of Science and the SFU Excellence in Teaching Awards (2004, 2006), the YWCA Women of Distinction Award (2009), the Waldo Briño – Inspirational Latin Award (2014) from LatinCouver, being named as one of the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadian (2014) and the Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC Honourable Mention (2015). Lavieri works hard every day “to give back to the country that has given so much to her and her family.”
Bernardo Riveros was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1968. He holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, and has more than six years of experience in Colombia in the advertising industry. He also holds a certificate in film production from New York University. He came to Canada as an international student in 1996 not knowing that Canada will become his permanent home. Today, Riveros is the co-founder of International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC), one of the largest and most prestigious private English schools for international students, with locations in Toronto and Vancouver. ILAC gives direct and indirect employment to more than 1,800 people in both cities. Riveros is also a certified coach, teacher and speaker with the John Maxwell organization. Riveros has a passion for helping other immigrants which is why since his early years in Canada, he has served at different not-for-profit organizations. He was the director and president of the Colombian Canadian Professional Association (CCPA) for five years. He is the chair for CanadaForward Foundation, an organization that focus on leadership development for unprivileged communities in Canada and other countries. Riveros has received numerous awards including the New Pioneer Award from Skills for Change, the Ten Most Influential Hispanics in Canada from the Hispanic Business Alliance and Award of Excellence from Colombia Abroad.
Artistic director, Academy of Middle Eastern Dance
City: North Vancouver
Country of Origin: Iran
Pooneh Alizadeh is the award-winning artistic director of the Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (AMED). She established the academy in North Vancouver in 2004 and it continues to be a leading school of Middle Eastern dance in the Vancouver area and beyond. Alizadeh immigrated to Canada in 2000. She brought with her a strong leadership and dedication to Middle Eastern folk and classical dance forms from her cultural heritage. Her academic background includes a masters’ degree in art from Tehran University. She is an accomplished performer, master instructor, choreographer, director and producer. She has utilized her artistic passions and expertise to help community, seniors, handicap and develop innovative performance and teaching programs. Pooneh Alizadeh has volunteered, performed, and train performers at a wide range of venues and events. Pooneh Alizadeh uses dance movements as a form of therapy — a true full body and soul workout! She strongly believes that dance can play an important role in creating a feeling of relaxation and peace, in developing healthy relationships and behaviors, creating better self-image in her students and releasing negative energy overall. She believes that every person has the right and deserves to feel good about themselves, to accept who they are and to be happy. Named a B.C. Culture Ambassador in 2016 by City of North Vancouver, Alizadeh uses her art to create connections within her community. Some of her efforts include: organizing and leading a large group of artists at the Culture Day 2015 to 2017 in North Vancouver; organizing and choreographing a large group for Canada Day Parade from 2013 to 2017 in collaboration with Canadian Iranian Foundation; and participating in many local festivals such as Caribbean Day Parade and Festival , North Shore Folk Festivals, Korean Folk Festivals, Greek Festivals, Diwali Festival and Chinees Festivals and beyond. She is volunteering and performing monthly in senior houses, hospitals, schools, mental hospitals, etc. She always thinking how she can help deaf people to feel the music and enjoy the melody and rhythm of music. she was studying to learn the sign language for making correct dance routine for deaf people. Her dance with the sign language is designed to introduce disable people to the joy of music, understand the melody and the rhythm of the song and poetry, empower them to explore dance movement in a way that are stimulating and creative. She wrote articles and had several interviews about dance and health in North shore news. She always helps, inspire and motivate others by her passion in Vancouver through her volunteering workshop in different places, such as hospitals, community events, senior houses, schools, mental hospitals and much more. She was performing and train performers in First Norouz Celebration in Parliament (Hall of Honour) in Victoria. She has the privilege of organizing and participating in more than 20 very large community events, Also very well-known artist with all social medias. She has a very strong network through all social media. Teaching Dance in different community Center across BC and her own studio for the last 15 years. She is a very active volunteer in Vancouver. She has conducted informal dance workshops for organizations serving seniors, youth and kids. These have a positive impact on participants – often enhancing social interaction and a sense of sharing and well-being across cultures. Examples include Senior houses in different places in Vancouver, lions gate hospital, Vancouver General Hospital. She was Volunteering in RCMP(Community Police) for 1 years.
The names of the following distinguished community members, among the top 75 candidates, also will be added to our exclusive Hallof Honor, since their contributions to development and advancement of our communities across Canada are equally important and valuable to us. Click the image below to see their full profiles. Congratulations to all of them!
Les noms des membres éminents de la communauté, parmi les 75 meilleurs candidats, seront également ajoutés à notre Hall d’Honneur exclusif, puisque leurs contributions au développement et à l’avancement de nos communautés partout au Canada sont également importantes et précieuses pour nous. Cliquez sur l’image ci-dessous pour voir leurs profils complets. Félicitations à tous et à toutes!
Los nombres de los miembros distinguidos de la comunidad, entre los mejores 75 candidatos, también se agregarán a nuestro exclusivo Salón de Honor, ya que sus contribuciones al desarrollo y avance de nuestras comunidades en todo Canadá son igualmente importantes y valiosas para nosotros. Haga clic en la imagen de arriba para ver sus perfiles completos. Felicidades a todos ellos!
شایان ذکر است که اسامی سایر اعضای لیست منتخب دوازده نفره از بین هفتاد و پنج نامزد رقابت مهاجر برتر کانادا نیز به تالار افتخارات کلمبیران اضافه خواهد شد؛ زیرا نقش و مشارکت این افراد در روند توسعه و پیشرفت جوامع همسوی فارسی زبان و لاتین تبار یا هیسپانیک در سراسر کانادا، به همان اندازه مهم و ارزشمند است. برای دیدن پروفایل کامل افتخارآفرینان فوق روی تصویر بالا کلیک کنید. کلمبیران به همه این عزیزان تبریک گفته و موفقیت و سربلندی روزافزون برای ایشان آرزومند است
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