Lina ChakerUWindsor student Lina Chaker received the Youth Changing Lives Award from the United Way.

Student honoured for community contributions

The United Way/Centraide of Windsor-Essex County has conferred its Youth Changing Lives Award on Lina Chaker, a senior student in the communications, media and film program, in recognition of her volunteer work establishing a community kitchen at UWindsor and a community garden.

Chaker is also the focus of a new short documentary by local filmmaker and UWindsor alumnus Dan Brown that highlights her work helping welcome Syrian refugees to their new home in the city.

One Home includes narration by Lina Chaker’s father, Ahmad Chaker, who co-founded the Syrian Canadian Council. One Home was also a semi-finalist in TVOntario’s Short Doc Contest. Watch it here: