By Laura Byrne Paquet

As immigrants from Afghanistan, Vida Ebadi’s family spent more than five years seeking a safe, permanent place to call home. Their search eventually brought them to Canada, where they settled in Winnipeg.

Years later, Ebadi was eager to give back to the country and felt public service was the way to do it. In a leap of faith, she applied to Carleton University.

“I seriously didn’t know a single soul [in Ottawa]. I had no idea how politics works. I actually had no idea how university works, because my parents hadn’t gone to university in Canada. So I really walked in pretty blindly,” she recalls of her arrival in Ottawa to study political science.

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