Seneca College Corporate Communications Program

March 13, 2012 14:49 ET

From Desperation to Determination: Seneca College Student and Egyptian Immigrant Tells His Story on the GO

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 13, 2012) - GO Trains will be busy on Wednesday as graduate students from the Seneca College Corporate Communications program board the trains to present speeches on the topic of "My Generation".

Among the students will be Sal Hosny, a 37-year-old recent immigrant from Egypt. Sal will share his reflections on his life - including a period of depression in his early 20s. He says that depression shaped his life into what it is today. "Depression could push you to commit suicide, but as you look for a reason to stay alive it also forces you to find meaning to your life - and that is what will save you."

His speech will also reflect on his experiences with the Muslim Brotherhood, his life in Dubai and the expectations that immigrants have when they immigrate to Canada.

Hosny and his classmates will be speaking about "My Generation" on the Lakeshore East train from Union Station to Oshawa, leaving at 12:13 p.m. This follows the first group of Seneca students who will be taking the Lakeshore West GO Train leaving from Union Station at 8:46 a.m. Speeches will take place in the first GO Train car.

Speech Presentation Locations
Lakeshore West GO Train - First Car
8:46 a.m. Union Station to Burlington GO
9:41 a.m. Arrive at Burlington GO
10:10 a.m. Burlington GO to Union Station
11:11 a.m. Arrive at Union Station
Lakeshore East GO Train - First Car
12:13 p.m. Union Station to Oshawa GO
1:11 p.m. Arrive at Oshawa GO
1:38 p.m. Oshawa GO to Union Station
2:41 p.m. Arrive at Union Station

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