10 results for group: staff


Farheen Halani

Farheen is currently pursuing her B.Eng in Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University. During her time on campus, she has worked on various key projects. Most notably, the Carleton University Simulator Project, where she designed and developed the user interface for a flight simulator. Currently, she works on a design for a retractable landing gear system in her Avionics term project. She previously worked as a Multimedia Technician with the Employment and Social Development Canada, where she created accessible online training products using various multimedia technologies. Her diverse technical expertise also includes web development, marketing, ...

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Dima Ismail

Dima Ismail is NCCM’s Campus Liaison Program Lead. She is currently completing her degree in Systems Engineering at the University of Guelph, due to graduate in December 2020. During her time in University, Dima had the opportunity to serve on the Guelph Muslim Students’ Association (Guelph MSA) for three years, and in her final year on the MSA, Dima was elected into MSA Presidency, where she focused on facilitating the MSAs connections with other organizations, both Muslim and non-Muslim, across Ontario. During her presidency, Dima also contributed to the development and growth of the Ontario Muslim Students’ Association Council: a ...

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Amar Abdisamed

Amar Abdisamed is NCCM's Assistant Advocacy Officer, and brings incredible experience to the team. Amar recently completed a joint honours in Political Science and Communications at the University of Ottawa. During his time at the University of Ottawa, Amar played for the University of Ottawa Men’s Soccer Team in the 2018-2019 season. He also served with the University of Ottawa Muslim Student Association (UOMSA) for three consecutive years and just finished his recent term as UOMSA President. Aside from this, he also served as the Ottawa-Gatineau regional coordinator under the Canadian Muslim Vote this past federal election. He also gradua...

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Sarah Abou-Bakr

Sarah Abou-Bakr has been extensively involved in community advocacy on the rights of Muslims, students, minority groups and human rights more broadly. Sarah is currently a board member of the Concordia Student Union’s Black Indigenous People of Colour committee, and an undergraduate student senator. Based in Montreal, Sarah takes part in the organization of several interfaith events in order to engage in exchanges and break stereotypes. Sarah has also organized numerous volunteering events with community organizations to encourage Muslim youth to engage with the larger community. As the NCCM's Quebec Advocacy Coordinator, Sarah leads the ...

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Aasiyah Khan

Aasiyah Khan has an extensive community development and research background that is grounded in inclusion and anti-oppressive practice principles. She recently completed a research project that captured the narratives of young Muslim women in the GTA with a specific emphasis on Islamophobia and resilience. Aasiyah worked as a research assistant for three years at the University of Toronto where she was actively involved in research aimed at understanding the formation of stereotypes, bias and discrimination within the adult population.  In 2018, Aasiyah graduated from York University with her Master of Social Work (MSW). Outside of work, she is a ...

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Yusuf Faqiri

Yusuf Faqiri is Quebec Director of Public Affairs at NCCM. He has a proven and inspiring history of dedicated advocacy in the service of justice. In 2016, after the tragic death of his brother Soleiman Faqiri, he founded the Justice for Soli Movement, a grassroots national organization that advocates within the justice system for vulnerable Canadians who suffer from mental illness. Yusuf has a background in the public service as an advisor with specific high-level experience in Francophone Affairs. He was educated and attended graduate school in both Quebec and Ontario. He is fluent in English, French and Farsi.

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Omar Khamissa

Omar Khamissa is NCCM's Manager of Community Engagement. He was born and raised in Aurora, Ontario and has been involved with the Muslim community from a very young age. Since the age of fifteen, Omar has been engaging his community on various topics, bringing to light the issues affecting Canadian Muslims. He also served as a youth coordinator and headed up mosque fundraising committees until he went off to university. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Economics, Omar built a career in sales and within a few years he became a Sales Director in the private sector. Omar previously served as NCCM's Community Engagement ...

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Sameha Omer, JD

Sameha Omer obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. She obtained her M.Sc. from University of Western Ontario in 2013. Prior to joining NCCM, Sameha practiced as a lawyer at an Ottawa-based firm. She has experience assisting clients with matters before administrative tribunals and has represented clients before the Federal Court of Canada. During law school, Sameha was a mentor and actively engaged in the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program and the Muslim Law Students Association. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved with providing and advocating for support services for Muslim students and fostering community ...

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Nadia Hasan, PhD

Nadia Hasan has a PhD in Political Science from York University. As Chief Operating Officer, Nadia is part of the senior management team and she leads the NCCM’s organizational development, program management, and national operations. Nadia has a diverse background in teaching, project management and the non-profit sector. Nadia has several years of experience working on policy and programs at Canadian think tanks and NGOs and she has taught university courses in South Asian studies, religion and gender. Her doctoral research focused on Muslim women’s organizations and the practice of Islam in Canada and Pakistan. Nadia is a published author ...

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Mustafa Farooq, JD

Mustafa Farooq is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM). A lawyer by profession, Mustafa completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta and Osgoode Hall (York University) and later earned his Master of Laws (LLM) at UC Berkeley in California. He previously served as a senior political staffer to a provincial cabinet minister in which role he worked on various legislative and policy initiatives. Mustafa was also a visiting scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School researching countering violent extremism policy in Canada. His book entitled Law, Politics, and Countering Violent Extremism (Routledge) is ...

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