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Episode 7 (March 26, 2021): Stories about a New Identity
In the seventh episode of the Global Migration podcast “Geographies from the Heart: Life-writing from Newcomers to Canada,” host Mohammed Alsaleh speaks to Nuria Sefchovich from Mexico. Nuria shares her experience as a mature international student and of learning to navigate a system that determines her identity based on the social construction of immigration. To support the project please visit the project's GoFundMe page here.
This podcast was recorded on Zoom on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.
Nuria Sefchovich: Nuria's passion is building the bridge that connects and serves other human beings to create bigger legacies that transform the world. She is a Spanish-English teacher. As part of the book project, Nuria shares her rite of passage to Canada while adapting and preserving the self and learning to navigate in a system that determines her identity based on the social construction of immigration. Moving from Mexico to Canada with her two daughters, with no social or professional support at the time and only trusting what she knew, Nuria has been creating everything from nothing. For over 20 years, she has had the honour of leading communications programs, marketing initiatives, and corporate social responsibility strategies for major government, non-profit, and private organizations. As a mentor, Nuria has been an incredible support for her mentees while volunteering at YWCA Metro Vancouver and Proyecto VIVE in Mexico. Nuria is a co-author of two books: "El Cristal con que miramos" and "Stories From Newcomers to Canada," edited by The University of Fraser Valley. Additionally, she participates as a speaker in different panels, conferences, and online mastermind groups.