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What do you like about Hamilton?


I like the services and community agencies in Hamilton for newcomers that are exceptional and really well rounded. 


What is your favorite thing to do here? What is your favorite place?


The central library is my favorite place. They have lots of activities there. 

Tell us one thing that people may not know about you?


I am a mother of 5 young men and women.  

What do you do and what are your aspirations?


Currently, I'm an ESL instructor. I aspire to continue my original specialty, researching Sustainable Energy Policy!


What is your message to other newcomers that are coming to Hamilton? Any advice?


The challenge for many skilled newcomers is getting connected with the right agencies. Networking and navigating the services that are available is important. 


Tell us your story


I'm from Sudan. I came to Canada in 2014 as a government protected refugee. I hold a PhD in Geography of Energy, a Master of Science in Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.The main challenge I have faced as a skilled newcomer is getting connected to employment in my area of expertise. I volunteer at the City and also on different boards to contribute my skills. 

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