October 25, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Dr. Bharati Sethi has been selected to be a face of the I am London campaign. 

I am London is a city-wide communications campaign that celebrates successful newcomers who have chosen to settle in London. It aims to showcase the diversity that gives Canada, and our community, its unique identity. Dr. Sethi was recognized for her contributions to diversity in London at a celebration held Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Dr. Sethi will be featured all month during November 2017 on the I am London blog, Facebook page and on Twitter.

Previously, I am London ran during the summer months. However, for Canada 150, the campaign was expanded to a year-long initiative that will showcase 14 faces throughout the year. Since 2013 when the campaign was launched, 43 Londoners have been recognized for their resilience in overcoming the challenges of immigrating to a new country and for their community contributions. One of these is King's alumnus, Alan Ssemugenyi (BSW '12).

Dr. Sethi’s advise to immigrants is “keep moving toward your goal, rest for a bit if you need to and if you have to crawl, then crawl but keep striving for you goal.”

A volunteer committee from London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership reviewed the nominations and selected the candidates for the year. Candidates must be immigrants and contributing to the community in several ways. Anyone can nominate an immigrant for this campaign.

At King’s, Dr. Sethi teaches The Political, Economic and Social Context of Canadian Social Work Practice, Transnational Social Work: Perspectives on working internationally and cross-culturally, and a first-year Master of Social Work foundation course that she developed.

To learn more about Dr. Sethi’s research on immigration, see her article in the 2017 King’s Cosmos.

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