- Ayaan Abdulle
- Haris Hyder
- Kaushar Mahetaji
- Khadijah Zaman
- Leyan Saleh
- Malak Elbatarny
- Maryam Ghouse
- Menna El-Sadaany
- Mubeena Mistry
- Muhanad Ali
- Nabeel Syed
- Nadia Aisha Hyder
- Nadia Qureshi
- Nadiah Nida
- Ryhana Dawood
- Salman Rana
- Seemal Saif
- Sumaiya Moosa
- Yuwei Zhao
Ayaan Abdulle is currently a third year student at the University of Toronto – Scarborough campus. She is working towards a degree in both Psychology and Health Studies. On campus, Ayaan is in involved in a variety of extra curricular activities, which vary between executive and volunteer positions.
Within the Toronto community, Ayaan is a valued volunteer at the Toronto Western Hospital and works part time as well. Ayaan is passionate about global health, social justice, photography and learning.
Haris is a recent graduate of the Mathematics and Business Administration Double Degree from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. While in university, Haris completed a term abroad in Switzerland at ETH Zurich studying primarily statistics while also sneaking out and travelling to different cities in Europe in his spare time.
He is currently pursuing his CPA, CA and is working at a big four firm. He enjoys playing and watching hockey, baseball, and tennis and cheering on his now-relevant Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays.
Kaushar Mahetaji is in her first year at McMaster University in the Integrated Science Program. She hopes to pursue her undergraduate studies in biochemistry.
She is an active member of the Muslim community, who has volunteered with various organizations. She has served as a secretary of the Leo Club – an affiliate of Lions International, which fundraises for at-risk communities. She has also volunteered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters Canada. During her spare time, Kaushar enjoys reading historical fiction and creative writing pieces.
Khadijah is a graphic designer currently running her own freelancing business. She is planning to return to school in the future for floral design so she can open up her own boutique. On her free time she enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, and spending time furthering her creative side.
Leyan is a recent graduate from Ryerson University with an undergrad in Sociology. She now works as a Youth Mentoring Facilitator at a non profit organization in Toronto that assists new comer refugees with their integration into the Canadian society. In her spare time Leyan enjoys traveling and making new friends internationally.
Malak Elbatarny is a 2nd year medical student at Queen’s University with a BSc in Life Sciences. She is the recipient of the MAX 2016 Sajda Khatoon Memorial University/College All Star Award. Some of her notable achievements include receiving a studentship grant from the Canadian Hemophilia Society for inherited bleeding disorders research and the John F. Sparks Memorial Studentship for research in Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto.
She has received national/international awards in research and business, completed an internship at the Queen’s School of Business and Faculty of Engineering (QSII), and directed the Queen’s Genetically Engineered Machine Team. She has initiated entrepreneurship projects such as “Watermark Advertising Agency Kingston”, initiated youth education programs, served as the Chair of the Queen’s University Muslim Students Association (QUMSA), and enjoys work in graphic design. Malak hopes to pursue a career as a clinician-scientist in Cardiovascular Surgery.
Education and career wise, Maryam is a clinical research associate and project manager. Her most important role however is as a busy mom to her 2 young ones. She has an interest in refugee resettlement and volunteers her time to this.
Menna is a recent graduate from Computer Science and Business Administration double degree from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
She is now at Google working on big products with big data that make even bigger impacts. In her spare time she is either drinking coffee, making coffee or talking about needing coffee.
Mubeena Mistry is currently in her first year at Queen’s University, in the Science (Honours) program. She was a recipient of the Walied & Deena All-Star High School Award last year. Mubeena is an active member of the Muslim community. She has previously served as a Student Minister within her local community, and has also received a Youth Volunteer Service Award by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, for her commitment to volunteerism and community engagement.
In May 2016, she won first place with her speech on Islamophobia at the National French Public Speaking Contest in Ottawa. In addition to having excelled academically, Mubeena was also a student leader at her high school, having been Co-Chair of Adolescents for Community Teamwork as well as Peer Tutoring; she is now actively involved in the Queen’s community, as First-Year Representative of QIMSA and a volunteer through Queen’s Cancer Triad.
Muhanad Ali is currently completing his Honours Bachelors of Science in Population Health, [Critical] International Development Studies, and Anthropology (minor) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). He currently serves as the Director of Health Studies and Anthropology for the Scarborough Campus Student Union (SCSU) and an advocate for the Youth Health Action Network (YHAN) in collaboration with the City of Toronto’s Public Health Unit.
With over 3 years of experience in dynamic research and a publication in the University of Toronto Medical Journal, his research interest lies in the areas of infectious diseases, social and structural determinants of health and health and social justice. He was a former Research Associate for Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR), where he participated in a one-year qualitative research project that examines the effectiveness of existing re-integration policies, procedures and programs amongst previously incarcerated self-identified Somali-Canadian youths. He also held a Co-Director position for the University of Toronto International Health Program at UTSC (UTIHP-UTSC) and was an undergraduate representative for both the Council of Student Services and the Health and Wellness Centre Advisory Committee at UTSC.
Nabeel is a Toronto-based strategy and technology consultant who also teaches enterprise courses on Data Analytics. He serves as an executive for the United Way of Peel’s Young Leader Council and loves contributing his time to various volunteer initiatives in the GTA. In his spare time Nabeel enjoys photography, traveling, and cooking.
Aisha is a first year student studying Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario with Advanced Entry Opportunity to the Richard Ivey School of Business. She hopes to apply her knowledge to improve mental health care. Moreover, she is a writer and fundraising co-director at MY Voice Canada Magazine and a volunteer at the Alzheimer’s Society of London and Middlesex. Whenever she can, she likes to paint and gaze at the stars and the moon.
Nadia Qureshi is a teacher working in access education programming. She currently teaches in the Toronto College sector, supporting often marginalized adult learners looking to pursue post-secondary education. Previous to this she has taught internationally and worked for NGO’s in Curriculum and Resource Development.
She holds a B.Sc and B.Ed from the University of Windsor, and a Master of Education degree from OISE – University of Toronto. In addition to MAX, Nadia volunteers her time on the Board of Directors of a Toronto based not-for-profit literacy organization. She is passionate about promoting equitable and accessible education for all. Outside of work, Nadia is a self admitted Toronto sports teams bandwagon fan.
Nadiah completed her Bachelors in Architecture from the Univeristy of Toronto. She currently works as a Senior Analyst at TD. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering, finding opportunities to develop her design skills and learning new things.
Ryhana is a graduate of the University of Toronto, McMaster University where she completed her M.Sc. in Global Health and most recently of Western University where she completed her Medical Doctorate. She is currently completing residency at the University of Toronto.
Aside from her medical training, Ryhana is also the head female instructor of UMMA Martial Arts where she runs the female program at two Islamic Centres in Scarborough. She also founded Martial Smarts a non-profit organization focused on female empowerment and self-esteem building through self-defense. In her spare time, she is involved in several community projects including The Pad Project supplying feminine hygiene products to local women’s shelters.
Salman took a late interest in design, but since then he has built a freelance practice around print design, web design, and branding. Currently studying at UOttawa Law, Salman is fascinated by how the law serves as the design for broader society. More recently, his interest is peaked with big data, privacy, and national security. All his spare time goes to eating and watching Vox videos.
Seemal Saif is a city builder. In her day job, she conducts data driver analysis to drive policy at the municipal level. She has worked in cities in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Finance/Economics and completed her Master’s from the University of Waterloo in public policy focusing on Urban Planning.
Sumaiya is a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Communication Studies. Sumaiya’s main hobbies include travelling, café hopping, (amateur) photography and journaling. With a passion for volunteering, she joined the MAX as a volunteer in 2015 as a part of the marketing team.
Yuwei is a graduate of the Master’s in Computational Mathematics Program from the University of waterloo. She works as a Risk Analyst. In her spare time, she likes to program, work-out, and seek scientific & spiritual knowledge. She is originally from Xian, China, home of the Terra Cotta Warriors and the famed Muslim Street that her family visits often.