When Roseli Melo came to Canada in 2008 from Brazil, her goal was to give her then-teenaged daughter an international education. A single mom from the age of 25, Roseli was no stranger to overcoming challenges when it came to providing for her daughter.
“I was proving to myself and to her every single day: we can do it,” Roseli says.
Now, Roseli works in the Centre for the Advancement of Simulation and Education (CASE) and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. She likens her work in CASE to her journey to making Canada home.
You are listening to UHN Home, where we're telling stories to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Every week, we'll tell you the stories of people who came from all around the world and stories of people whose families have called Canada home for thousands of years. They all work at the nation's largest research hospital: the University Health Network.
Produced by: Ana Gajic and Andrew Berthiaume
Cover art by: Jose Ongpin
Editing, production and storyboarding support for the series: Jarrett Churchill, Brianne Tulk, Danielle Pereira, Jessie Park, Jolson Lim, and Erica Ngao
Royalty-free from: Whitesand