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A New Outlook

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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 …

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Putting some teeth in an academic career


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

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He is Lindo


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

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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, …

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Between a rock and a hard place

Mozambique training miners

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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