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Grad profile: Moe Alshateel charts a new path forward

Posted by Dal News on June 16, 2021 in News

Mohammad ­– Moe – Alshateel (DDS’21) arrived in Calgary from his home in Kuwait, aged 18, on Christmas Eve in the middle of snowstorm, with plans to become a doctor. This summer, he will fly home from Halifax, aged 28, a dentist.

During his 10 years in Canada, Moe has undergone a process of alchemy that has not only redirected his career ambitions, but transformed him, too.

“The person who went to Calgary in 2012 is not the same person who came to Halifax in 2014, is not the same person who got into dentistry in 2017, and is definitely not the same person who graduated in 2021,” he says. “I think – I hope – I have grown up to be better than I was.”

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