Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!!!Posted June 30, 2017
Canadian By Choice
As our amazing country, Canada, approaches its 150th birthday, I reflect on what it means to me to be Canadian.
I am Canadian by choice. I was born in Pennsylvania and we moved to Canadawhen I was 5 years old. I have told my mom many times that I am delighted and very grateful that she chose to move her young family here. We all became Canadian citizens when I was 12.
After my Ph.D., I did consider applying for postdoctoral fellowships in other countries but chose to stay in Canada for many reasons. I love Canada because of the natural beauty, the wide open spaces, the changing seasons, the friendly people, environmental advocacy, democracy, freedom of speech and we are the most polite people on the planet!
Why are you happy to be Canadian? What does being Canadian mean to you?
With Love, Light and Fireworks,