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Ruth Lor

I was born in Brockville, Ontario into a Chinese restaurant family. Whenever we traveled, our mother wanted to try out new restaurants for ideas to improve ours. So I started reviewing restaurants while very young. At college, I found that the people who had traveled usually won the arguments so after I graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in psychology and a degree in social work, I wanted to see the world, to continue learning, and to

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Winnie Ng

Winnie Ng is a Labour rights activist and scholar with a deep commitment to anti-racism, equity and worker empowerment. She is the immediate past Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson- the only union-endowed Chair in Canadian universities. Winnie is a former union organizer with immigrant workers in garment factories and hotels. After serving as regional director with the Canadian Labour Congress from 1998-2006, Winne returned to the academy to complete her doctoral program. Her research focuses

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Mabel Tung

Mabel Tung Treasurer, British Columbia Nurses’ Union (BCNU) (September 2003 – ?). Retired Article and photo from the BCNU website (2014) Mabel Tung has served as BCNU’s provincial treasurer since 2003. She graduated in 1977 and first became involved with BCNU during the two-week-long strike of 1989. She began volunteering on her regional executive in 1998, using her bookkeeping skills in her role as regional treasurer. Mabel is a graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business and received her

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Lorene Oikawa

From the West Coast Environmental Law website Vice President Lorene is the President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC). She was the first Asian Canadian Executive Vice President for the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and served three terms. Lorene is an activist who speaks and writes about her passions, including human rights. She is a co-editor of the book, Honouring Our People: Breaking the Silence. She is also a director on the board of the Canadian

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