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Ted Jaleta was a leader from an early age, challenging accepted views and insisting that an education was the means to a better life for himself and others. He was on the path to becoming an Olympic-calibre long distance runner when his decision to publicly challenge land ownership rules in his home country of Ethiopia changed those plans. With a positive outlook, courage, determination and hard work, Ted overcame many of the obstacles in his own life and shares his message of how others can do the same.

Ted Jaleta has been a student, runner, prisoner, refugee, immigrant, world-class athlete, coach, leader and motivational speaker. His story touches the hearts of all who hear it.

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Honorary Degree from the University of Regina

Friday, 6 June, 2014

On June 4, 2014, I was very humbled and honoured to accept an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Regina with my family and friends present. I was...

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