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Mojgan (R), her husband, Ali, and their son, Arash Sam, during their Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in January 2008. (Photo: Mojgan Nemati)

Mojgan Nemati, web developer at UHN, has a message for newcomers to Canada based on her own experience: "Don't look back and think about what you were. Think about what you can become in Canada."

H​ailing from Tehran, Iran, Mojgan and her family experienced years of uncertainty in their home country. Living through a revolution, war, and sanctions made Mojgan think about a different future.

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Mojgan and Ali left Iran to come to Canada just a few days after this photo was taken, arriving in Toronto in May 2004. (Photo: Mojgan Nemati)

"I think most immigrants decide to move because they're hoping to have a better future for their next generations and give themselves more opportunities in life," she says. "While we still value what we had back then and where we came from."

Mojgan 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.

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To celebrate Canada 150, we're telling audio stories in a podcast series to celebrate our diverse community at UHN. Every Thursday, 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.

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