Veronica Marcos
Veronica Marcos, Housekeeping Aide in the Environmental Services Department at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, has called Canada home since 1968, when she moved here from Portugal. (Photo: UHN)

Veronica Marcos has worked at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for nearly as long as she has been in Canada: more than 40 years.

After immigrating to Canada from a small town in mainland Portugal in 1968, Veronica's dream was to work in healthcare. A few years later, she landed a position in Nutrition Services at the Princess Margaret on Sherbourne St., and has worked at the hospital ever since.

Veronica in black and white
From Nutrition Services, to the original coffee shop on the main floor, to Environmental Services, Veronica has called UHN’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre home since the 70s. (Photo: Courtesy Veronica Marcos)

Veronica is one of many UHN employees who have come to Canada from around the world. In this country, and at UHN, they have found a new home.

To celebrate Canada 150, we're telling audio stories in a podcast series to celebrate our diverse community at UHN. Every week, we'll share a new story about one of our employees who came to Canada from around the world, or a story about an employee whose family has called Canada home for thousands of years. Tune in weekly for a new story on our podcast, Home.

Listen to Veronica's full story by subscribing to Home on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and Podbean. You can also follow along on UHN's Podcast Hub.​

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