Rechie ValdezUWindsor grad, entrepreneur, and now the first Filipino-Canadian woman in the federal cabinet, Rechie Valdez is the featured speaker at the alumni summer social Aug. 2 in Mississauga.

Alumni to hear from pioneering grad

The time she spent at the University of Windsor was transformative, says Rechie Valdez (BCS 2003).

Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville and Minister of Small Business, Valdez is the first Filipino-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons, and the first to serve in the federal cabinet. She will discuss her role and how her UWindsor education helped set her on the path to Parliament in a presentation to alumni and friends Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Valdez says she values all aspects of her university experience.

“From living in residence in my first year, the education taught by my professors, the various social clubs, and student assistance that were provided, the University of Windsor prepared me for the real world,” she recalls. “I will always look back with fond memories of my time there.”

The summer social will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenerin Inn and Spa, located at 1695 the Collegeway in Mississauga. Admission is free and open to all alumni; register here to attend.

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