Director of Cultural Awareness
Vera Najdovska was born in Bitola and immigrated to Windsor, Canada when she was thirteen years old. She works for the University of Windsor in the Information Technology Services Department. She has a diploma in computer science from St. Clair College in Windsor, and two degrees from the University of Windsor in Slavic Studies (Russian) and History. Vera studied foreign languages: Russian in Moscow at the Pushkin Institute for Foreign Students, Czech at Charles University in Prague and Italian at Instituto Italiano in Florence, Italy. She makes it high priority to be fluent in Macedonian and translated and contributed for UMD Voice magazine.
In her spare time Vera has volunteered for numerous organizations, Art Gallery of Windsor, Multicultural Centre of the City of Windsor, St. Nicholas Macedonian Community Centre, among others. She has organized fundraiser events, was the editor of newsletters, organized tours and tutored university students. In 2012, she received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for her 10 years of volunteering.