1972 to 1978 HARDSHIPS in CANADA

For me, it was tough & hardship at The University of Calgary in the 70's as a financially very poor student from HONG KONG on a foreign student visa!! Nothing happy to share with you but pains & hardships in CANADA from 1972 to 1978!!

I had to work part time all the time instead of studying. The Canadian Immigration was very mean to foreign students with limited funds!!

I am now multi-millionaire in US Dollars now, not because of CANADA & U of Calgary but because I was recruited by AMERICAN ELECTRONICS GIANT---TEXAS INSTRUMENTS in 1980.

I wish U of Calgary good luck & be generous & kind to poor foreign students in future!!

Thanks for your request for me to share my story from 1972 to 1978!!


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