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US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez and her father give emotional thanks for how Canada ‘opened their doors’ to their immigrant family

Leylah Fernandez and family on tennis journey, canada

After a hard-fought run in the U.S. Open, finalist Leylah Fernandez reflected on her time up until that point and how it “meant the world” to her.

The Journey: On Monday, Leylah, 19, joined the Today” show to talk about how her tennis journey to the finals impacted her family and why she will continue to fight for her dreams.

Young Sikh’s suspicious death fuels fears of religious, racial hate in Canadian town

Nova Scotia death

Canadian authorities are now treating the suspicious death of a 23-year-old Indian immigrant taxi driver as a homicide after he was found severely injured inside his home last weekend.

What happened: On Sunday, the victim was found with life-threatening injuries inside an apartment building on Robie Street in Truro, Nova Scotia, according to CBC. He was on his way home where he lived with his sister and her husband. 

Canadian officer charged with assault 19 months after brutal manhandling of nursing student

Canadian officer was charged with assault

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer accused of abusing a woman suffering from a mental health crisis in Kelowna, British Columbia, last year was finally charged with assault last week.

What happened: Mona Wang, a nursing student at the University of British Columbia, was having a panic attack on Jan. 20, 2020 when her boyfriend called the police to request a wellness check. Constable Lacy Browning responded to the call, but instead of taking Wang to a hospital, she allegedly abused her physically and emotionally.

Canadian scooter-riding woman repeatedly racially abuses POC and children, zeroes in on Asian family

Scooter riding woman being racist

A woman riding a mobility scooter at a park in Ontario, Canada was captured on film publicly berating an Asian family with racist taunts.

Scooter Karen: The still unidentified offender has been nicknamed “Racist Mobility Scooter Karen” online after footage of her tirade in Port Perry was uploaded on TikTok by user @_rabioli and was shared on Instagram by user crazykarens.

16-Year-Old Student Becomes Youngest University of Toronto Graduate in 40 Years

University of Toronto

A 16-year-old is set to become the youngest student to graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences in at least 40 years.

An unconventional path: Vivian Xie, who found the last four years of her university life to be “pretty normal,” is double majoring in both biology and cell and molecular biology. She plans on pursuing a master’s degree in applied immunology at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine this fall, reported CBC

‘I Have 3 Kids, They Can’t Go to Sleep’: Asian Family Vandalized, Harassed by Teens for DAYS in Canada

Oakville

A Chinese Canadian family has lived in fear for nearly a month since a group of teenagers began following them and targeting their home in Oakville, Ontario.

What happened: Charles Wu says it all started on June 4, when he and his wife went for an after-dinner stroll and came across a group of teens. When they got back, one of their children — who was in the house — saw someone following them and called their attention.

How I Came to Terms With Being Asian

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I wasn’t going to write this article.

Normally, I publish about virtual and augmented reality and how technology can enhance our lives, so going deep within my personal experience and being vulnerable is something I truly have avoided, and have rarely spoken out about in the past. Frankly, I’ve never looked at myself as a voice for Asian people as I’ve always felt detached and disconnected from that identity.