Mohammed Alsaleh is an International Speaker and Award-Winning Advocate
After losing a cousin to cancer, Mohammed dreamt of becoming an oncologist. But like every other Syrian, life had other plans for him. During his final years of med school, he was forced to escape to Lebanon after surviving imprisonment and torture by the Assad regime for his involvement in the peaceful Syrian uprising.
Since arriving in Canada as a refugee, he has been building a new life in Vancouver as an advocate and public speaker; raising awareness and helping other newcomers settle in British Columbia. Mohammed recently received the 2018 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award.
From Syria to Canada, his journey was featured in the documentary "Welcome to Canada".