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Giving back to the community as a public employee

Physical activity has always been present in Eduardo Piotto’s life. A Santo Andris, Sao Paulo, native, he has been working as a mailman in Richmond, BC for six years. In a typical workday, Piotto delivers an average of 50 parcels and hundreds of letters to the 370 addresses on his …

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A New Outlook

The nails dotting the barren walls giveaway that someone has just moved out, and the new tenant has yet to unpack his bags. Ernesto Otto Rubarth, the new Brazilian Consul General in Vancouver arrived from the Swiss capital in September and is starting to get acquainted with the city. Rubarth’s …

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Putting some teeth in an academic career

Seventeen years ago, Andrea Palazzo ZuanA Esteves was one of the first Brazilians toA receive her license to work as a dentistA in Canada, but decided to pursue a career inA academia at the University of British ColumbiaA (UBC) instead. Today she is Associate Dean,A Clinical Affairs, at the Faculty …

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He is Lindo

Nothing embodies the summer vibe like a goodA ice cream on a hot day, and if you walk down RobsonA Street on a sunny day and see an authenticA Brazilian-flavoured ice cream don’t be alarmed:A it’s the creation of Lindomar Almeida dos Reis, or simply “Lindo,“ as he is affectionately …

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It was no piece of cake

If you could have a fresh start at the age of 30, would you change anything in your professional career? Christiane Carvalho Hedlund, a Brazilian from Sao Paulo, was given the opportunity and decided to follow her dream of baking cakes for a living. Today, at the age of 37, …

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Between a rock and a hard place

Professor Marcello Veiga recently received the Killam Teaching Prize from the University of British Columbia, which recognizes the best professors of that institution annually. However, this Rio de Janeiro native really gets excited when talking about the social outcomes of his work. Veiga specializes in the safer use of mercury …

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Two languages, two countries, one passion

After a successful career in Sao Paulo running 32 companies, Andris Nudelman decided to bring his family to Vancouver. Nudelman arrived in Canada in 2002 and since then he has been building and intensifying the business relationship between Canada and Latin America, specially with Brazil. Andris was born in Sao …

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This is her cup of coffee

Dealing with a worldwide passion on a daily basis is not an easy task. This is the case with coffee, one of the world’s preferred drinks and Cristina Dias’ passion. For the past three years, Dias has been bringing a specialty coffee directly from her family’s farm in the city …

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Gilliard Lopes is in the game!

Gilliard Lopes did not achieve the dream of every Brazilian boy. He did not become a soccer player. But it is quite possible that he got the second most-desired career by kids all over Brazil and much of the world: he is the producer of Electronic Arts’ (EA) FIFA 13 …

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Yes, we have Brazilian jeans!

The name in the diminutive, Dorinha Reynolds, 40, or “little Dora“ in Portuguese, may reflect her short height or her sweetness, but it certainly contrasts with her grandeur. Born in Parai­ba, Northeastern Brazil, the youngest of 15 siblings, Dorinha came from a humble childhood, matured in Sao Paulo working in …

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