Anthonia Aina came to Canada in September 2018 for her master’s degree at the University of Manitoba (UofM). (Fun Fact, Mr Yisa and his family were her first contact that welcomed her into Canada from the airport). Prior to coming to Canada, she graduated as one of the best students in Physiotherapy from the University of Lagos. She was celebrated with numerous awards including being published by one of Nigeria’s topmost national newspapers “The Punch”. Anthonia used to work clinically in Nigeria before moving to Canada for her master’s degree.
During her master’s program at UofM, Anthonia was recognized as an exemplary leader due to all the works she was involved in within and outside the university, and was therefore enrolled among the first cohort of the president student’s leadership program. She also won numerous internal and external scholarships at the University of Manitoba which funded her studies. Anthonia has since moved to the University of Toronto where she is currently completing her PhD, which focuses on helping facilitate recovery in people who have had a stroke. At the University of Toronto, Anthonia continues to be an exemplary leader and has been awarded numerous scholarships as a testament to the quality of her work.
In addition to her academic achievements, Anthonia is the Founder of Considering Canada, which is an online group that helps potential international students navigate the challenges of securing admission, scholarships and applying for a visa to study in Canada. Anthonia is happily married to her wonderful husband, Mr Oderinde who values the good work of the Creative Foundation