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A look into newly appointed Canadian senator, Ratna Omidvar

Ratna Omidvar got her first glimpse into the lives of new Canadians shortly after immigrating to the country as a refugee from Iran. Like many newcomers, she had very little. She remembers days when she wondered if things would get better. That was over 30 years ago. Today, Omidvar is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on migration and diversity. […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · Off Campus, On Campus
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Updated: Ryerson’s Global Diversity Exchange director appointed to Canadian Senate

The founding executive director of Ryerson’s Global Diversity Exchange (GDX), Ratna Omidvar, is among seven new senators appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “I’m very proud and humbled by my appointment to the Canadian Senate today,” Omidvar said in a statement today. “As executive director of Ryerson University’s Global Diversity Exchange for the past two years, I’ve learned a lot […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · News, Off Campus, On Campus