Humans of FHCI: Amir Zade

By: Ira Dimogkioka What advice would you give your grade 9 self? I would tell myself to focus on developing good relationships with people rather than strictly academics. Also, to be more open to doing new things.  How would you define yourself in 3 words? Humble, smart and kind Where do you see yourself in ten years? I would see myself running the family business … Continue reading Humans of FHCI: Amir Zade

Humans of FHCI: Pavle Perisic

By: Ira Dimogkioka What is your favourite thing about yourself? I like everything about myself, but I would specifically choose my height or my eyes. What inspires you to do better? I am inspired by the people around me and I believe that being surrounded by a great team will always push you in the right direction. However, Min Kim inspires me to work harder … Continue reading Humans of FHCI: Pavle Perisic

Humans of FHCI: Shelsia Giovanna Cardoso

By: Ira Dimogkioka What’s a hidden talent that you have? I’m an amazing cook. My cooking skills are elite. What is your favorite thing about yourself? My hair or my eyelashes. What are you most grateful for today? I woke up. I’m grateful that I woke up and I’m still alive. What’s on your bucket list? Well there’s a lot but I really want to … Continue reading Humans of FHCI: Shelsia Giovanna Cardoso

Teachers of FHCI: Ms. Hadziahmetovic

By: Lielle Ronen What is the one thing that most people don’t know about you? I’ve undergone a serious surgery in the early stages of my teaching career. It further allowed me to find happiness in each and every day of my life.  Do you have any memorable trips/vacations in the past? Luckily, I have travelled extensively – predominantly through Europe.  My mother used to … Continue reading Teachers of FHCI: Ms. Hadziahmetovic

Promposals

By: Sarah Mahammad So, prom season is in full swing — and what is it that comes along with prom? Promposals! They’re the over-hyped proposal of asking your crush or someone you just like to prom in an extraordinary way…but nowadays it’s usually just a text message saying ‘prom?’ (Which is completely fine! If it works it works). Even just a text message can ignite … Continue reading Promposals

Humans of Toronto: #FamilyIsEverything

By Samantha Frazao It was the year 1987 when I immigrated to Canada from Portugal. It was me, my brother and my mom. I was 16 and my brother turned 15 that very day. Since the Potuguese airline had very loose rules back in the day, the flight attendant gave both my brother and I a miniature bottle of wine each to celebrate. This would … Continue reading Humans of Toronto: #FamilyIsEverything

Humans of FHCI: Tijl Merckx

By: Kana Ogawa Where do you see yourself in ten years? As an electrician or in university. What’s your favourite time of day? Sunday. On a scale from one to ten how excited are you right now? I’m very excited because I get to go home soon. What annoys you the most? Chelsea Cardoso. What’s on your bucket list? Hugging a koala. What’s your favorite … Continue reading Humans of FHCI: Tijl Merckx

Humans of Toronto: #NeverForget

By Jordan Wax Your grandfather (or Zaidy) was born in Krakow, Poland on July 31, 1926. He was the youngest of 11 children. When he was 13 years old, the Nazi’s invaded Poland.  They rounded up the Jews and imprisoned them in the Krakow ghetto. Zaidy escaped and went into hiding in the forest. He would sneak back to the ghetto to smuggle food for … Continue reading Humans of Toronto: #NeverForget

Humans of Toronto: #FamilyStruggles

By Lucy Goldman I have quite the history of struggles with pregnancy. I’ve been pregnant five times and I have two children, but it has been a really hard journey for me. Before having my first child, I had two miscarriages. Having a miscarriage is mentally difficult because you get all excited, and then sadly your baby does not make it. My first child was … Continue reading Humans of Toronto: #FamilyStruggles

Humans of Toronto: #StandUpToCancer

By Lina Soliman I went to undergo the “after the age of 50” check-up. It’s just a routine check-up, where I have to get an ultrasound and a mammogram. After I was done I was told that I have to do the ultrasound again, but this time they would use contrast dye, which makes the ultrasound clearer. The nurse called me in and I redid … Continue reading Humans of Toronto: #StandUpToCancer

Humans of Toronto: #FamilyLove

By Katie Kerr I’m not sure what year my parents decided, but from very early on they knew they wanted to have three kids and start a big family. It was their idea of an ideal family and they were going to do whatever it took. Unfortunately, they soon realized that they couldn’t conceive. Their next option was adoption. In 1967 they adopted my brother, … Continue reading Humans of Toronto: #FamilyLove

Teachers of FHCI: Ms. Pupovac

By Emma Kay and Madison Anisman What is one thing most people don’t know about you? “I lived in Italy and California for a little while.” If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be? “This is my fourth career. I was a medical bio chemist going out of university. Then, I was a nutritionist and a researcher at the University of Toronto. I worked … Continue reading Teachers of FHCI: Ms. Pupovac