A Canadian Filipino has been elected to the Supreme Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus.
One word changed the course of a boy’s life.
Jon Callegher was a fifth grader at the St. Gabriel Catholic School in Ontario when, during a shouting match with a classmate, the “N” word was thrown at him. Callegher is the son of a Filipino mother and Italian father.
In January 2018, Leo Cunanan Jr. joined the board of the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS).
In recognition of this year’s International Women’s Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, the University of British Columbia’s Equity and Inclusion office, together with the alumni UBC, organized an evening of inspirational engagement featuring four women changemakers in British Columbia.
Despite the glamour and privileges attached to a career in diplomacy, it is perhaps one that constantly requires a good deal of soul-searching, having to wade through tidal changes in national policies that come with revolving doors of politics.