Two Egyptian Women Awarded International Honors in Canada
The Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad Affairs, Soha Al-Gendy praised the two Canadian-Egyptian women who recently received international honors in Canada, Dalia Mostafa, and Hoda El-Maghraby.
She expressed her pleasure in the ongoing motivation of the slogan “She Can” and how it pushed Egyptian women to make outstanding international accomplishments. El-Gendy indicated that both women rightfully earned this honor through their continuous efforts that bring pride to their homeland, Egypt.
Egyptian life coach, trainer, and counselor, Dr. Dahlia Mostafa, who lives in Canada, was granted the “Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee” medal for the second time in a row. This medal represents the most prestigious royal honor in Canada in humanitarian work.
Over the last three years, the whole world has been affected by the impacts of the coronavirus. During this pandemic, she provided psychological assistance to those mentally affected by the spreading of Covid-19. Moreover, Dr. Mostafa raised awareness for special needs citizens and helped fresh immigrants develop their skills and merge into Canadian society without losing their identity.
Representing Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III, Salma Lakhani, Governor-General of the Province of Alberta, honored Dr. Mostafa for her prime efforts and humanitarian imprint in the service of citizens of Alberta, Canada.
Governor-General Lakhani also honored Dr. Hoda El-Maghraby, one of the pioneers of the “She Can” movement and former dean of Canada’s Faculty of Engineering at the University of Windsor. She received the “Order of Canada” medal, the highest Canadian honor. Only people who have made remarkable contributions to Canadian society obtain such honor.
Dr. Hoda El-Maghraby is the first female recipient of a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, besides holding a fellowship at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. She was the first woman to hold the position of Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Windsor as well.
Furthermore, she joined the advisory body of the Canadian Minister of Defense. The Canadian McMaster University listed ElMaraghy among several elite and famous graduates, and she was recognized for her scientific work in engineering and given the “Ontario” medal.
The “Egypt Can with Taa’ Marbouta” conference has birthed many pioneers in various fields and will continue to bring great honor to Egyptians living in the country and abroad.