Testimonials

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Congresso Nacional, Brasília, DF, Brasil.

 

Members of the  Alumni Canada Brasil Network have a vast experience in many areas of work and study.  Each member has its own experience, yet all contribute to strengthening the link between Canada and Brazil. Read what some of our members have to say about their experience:

 

rodrigocaetano
I lived in Vancouver, Canada, for over eleven years. I am an Alumnus of the University of British Columbia where I did my MBA in management strategy. I have recently moved to Brasilia and currently work in the area of strategic international planning.”

Rodrigo Caetano

 

Andrea Pacheco Pacifico
“I am a lawyer specialized in international law/relations. My link to Canada is an academic one: I studies at York University, in Toronto, where I did part of my doctorate (2007/2008). I later returned with a CBIE/DFAIT scholarship for a one-year postdoc, during which time I also coordinated their Brazilian Studies group. I currently live in João Pessoa, where I am an adjunct professor of the International Relations program at UEPB.” 

Andrea Pacheco Pacifico

 

Juliana Torres
“I graduated in biology at PUC-RS and came to Canada in 2009, where I completed a sandwich PhD (PDEE) in Neuroscience on a CAPES scholarship for five months. Upon completion of my doctorate in 2011, I returned to Canada, this time on a Postdoctoral Fellowship CBIE/DFAIT  scholarship from the Canadian government, spending a year doing research at University of Ottawa. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow on a Science without Borders scholarship (Brazil), at University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, where I conduct my research in neuroscience. I am also a member of Alumni Canada Brasil. Canada is a country full of opportunities, where research is valued. It is a friendly, multicultural place with real human warmth – despite some of the coldest winters I have ever seen!”

Juliana Torres

 

Maysa Brum
“I am currently working towards a PhD in Education Studies and did a doctoral internship at  University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, as part of the ELAP program. I returned this year in May. I work with classes and seminars on continuing studies for teachers, both in-person and via digital formats. My research focusses on the use of digital media in education.”

Maysa Brum

 

Daniel Marcelino Guarani-Kaiowá
“My first contact with Canada was in 2009, when I was awarded an ELAP scholarship. It was a great international experience for me. I got to know the country and to meet other students from all over the world. The quality of teaching, the extensive support for research, as well as access to a well-equipped network of libraries all made my time in Canada extremely valuable. I am currently a PhD in Political Science candidate at Université de Montréal. I am funded by the Québec government thanks to an MELS scholarship and work as a research assistant for the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies.” 

Daniel Marcelino Guarani-Kaiowá

 

Nilmar Moretti
Hi everyone, I am also part of the volunteer group. I am a postdoc at Unifesp – São Paulo. My story in Canada started in 2009, when I spent three months at Université Laval, in Québec, as part of my sandwich doctorate. In the following year, I was awarded an ELAP scholarship and returned to the same institution for another six months. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new members – if you need anything, the group is here to help you in any way we can.”

Nilmar Moretti

 

Kathiane Santana
“I am doing a sandwich PhD in Psichobiology at UFRN. I spent six months in Toronto last year, with funding from ELAP (Emerging leaders of the Americas Program). It was a truly enriching experience and I will definitely be looking for a postdoctoral fellowship there!”

Kathiane Santana

 

“I am a chemist and spent five months at University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, during my Master’s in Geoscience, in 2011. I currently live in Cuiabá-MT, where I do my best to beat the heat!”

Emiliano M. Silva

 

Rafael Destro Rosa Tiveron
Globalink scholarship: “This experience was incredible both professionally and personally. As a student, you can attend workshops, meeting with business people in your industry, conferences and symposiums whenever available. On top of that, you also get the chance to meet people from all over the world, with different cultures, viewpoints and lifestyles. You can visit touristic and environmental destinations of all kinds. Before this program, I had never traveled by plane, much less lived abroad, so needless to say this was an experience full of discoveries for me! The time I spent in Canada is now opening doors for my professional life back home.”

Rafael Destro Rosa Tiveron

 

bruno
My first time in Canada was during my doctorate in Neuroscience, in 2006, when I spent some months studying at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, in Toronto. In 2008, among many options of places to do a postdoc, I finally chose the University of Toronto, both for the quality of the facilities and the quality of life in Toronto. I lived in Toronto for almost five years, and did a second post-doc at SickKids Hospital. Besides the experience I gained professionally, I think I also learned a lot as a person, especially as regards certain Canadian values like tolerance. I was also able to take advantage of the culture diversity that is so rich in Toronto, with different festivals, concerts, film options, and restaurants. And of course, in typical Brazilian fashion, I was able to join some great soccer teams through the university and through the Ontario Soccer League. Today I am back in Brazil but I have brought some Canadian mementos back with me, like a few new habits (biking to work, being more socially involved) as well as my lovely Canadian wife.”

Prof. Bruno Rezende Souza