Dr. Carlos Escobedo named among influential Hispanic Canadians

Posted on November 03, 2018

Congratulations to Queen's Engineering Professor Dr. Carlos Escobedo on being named one of TD Bank's 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians.


TD’s 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians and Inspirational Latin awardees announced by Minister of Canadian Heritage

Names of the $100,000 in English scholarships at ILAC also released


Vancouver-Toronto, November 2, 2018 – Last night, The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced TD Bank’s “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians”. Greg Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, also spoke at the event where the winners of Latincouver’s “Inspirational Latin Awards” and the recipients of the $100,000 in English scholarships at ILAC were announced. 


TD’s “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians” recognizes community members from across Canada. To date, there are 120 awardees in 7 provinces representing 18 countries of origin. The program is presented by TD Bank and organized by Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance with support from the Canadian Hispanic Congress. Full profiles of the winners follow; by first name they are:

  • Alvaro Pombo                         Col/ON            Entrepreneur, founder and CEO of ProntoForms
  • Dr. Carlos Escobedo              Mex/ON           Nanotechnology Researcher, Queen’s University
  • Cesar Jaramillo                       Col/ON            Nuclear disarment expert, ED, Project Ploughshares
  • Dr. Fernando Mata                 Per/ON            Demographer, Author and Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Isaac Garcia Sitton                 Spa/ON           Director, International Education, York University
  • Dr. Jorge Burneo                    Per/ON            Canadian pioneer in epilepsy, Western University
  • Jose A. Castillo                       Per/ON            Sr. Principal, Global Quality/Risk Management, KPMG
  • Dr. Luis Fernando Villalba      Par/BC            Associate Dean, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Marcelo Aliendre                     Bol/ON            Director of Asset Management, Barrick Gold Corp.
  • Hon. Rosa Galvez                  Per/ON            First Hispanic Canadian Senator, pollution control expert

It was an honour to have Minister Rodriguez presenting TD’s 10 most winners. I will continue working for the betterment of our community and seeking opportunities in housing for my community around projects like Google’s SidewalkLabs in Toronto”, said Mauricio Ospina, director of the Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance, in charge of TD’s 10 most program, and a real estate agent. 


Full bios on the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians 2018, please visit  www.HispanicBusiness.ca