Muslim Student Leadership Conference


Friday, August 6th

6 PM EDT / 4 PM MDT / 3 PM PDT

Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Students on Campus

Sarah Attia, MAC Youth Director
Rania Lawendy, University of Waterloo Chaplain and Principal of MAC Maple Grove School
Dima Ismail, Former University of Guelph MSA President

Saturday, August 7th

12 PM EDT / 10 AM MDT / 9 AM PDT

Leadership Skills from Seerah to Campus:

Inspiring, Motivating, Decision Making, and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Wael Haddara, Professor at Western University, Physician, and MAC Board of Directors Member
Sheikh Mohamed Zahid Abughaddah, Scholar
Memona Hussain, Ecopsychology Research, MAC Board Member
Mahmood Haddara, Former McMaster University MSA President

3 PM EDT / 1 PM MDT / 12 PM PDT

MSA Get Together: Networking & Troubleshooting

A session for MSA members and students to get to know each other, followed by breakout rooms for troubleshooting exercises on how to solve challenges facing MSAs

Omar Mhiri, Former University of Toronto MSA President

Sunday, August 8th

12 PM EDT / 10 AM MDT / 9 AM PDT

Reclaiming Your Faith:

Presenting Islam to Non-Muslims and Dealing with Islamophobes

Nimao Ali, Carleton University Chaplain, and Principal of MAC Abraar School
Khaled Al-Qazzaz, Founder of Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies, and MAC Director for Education and Communication
Jasser Auda, Scholar, President of Maqasid Institute Global
Kassem Omar, Former University of Calgary MSA President, MAC Youth Events Organizer

3 PM EDT / 1 PM MDT / 12 PM PDT

Planning for the Upcoming Year

Hanya Kaoud, Queen’s University MSA President
Fatima Zahra Mohammed, University of Toronto MSA President
Shahaab Khan, Former OCAD University MSA President

6 PM EDT / 4 PM MDT / 3 PM PDT

Social Impact Competition

Selected MSAs will present their proposals in front the following panel of judges:

Mariam Hashmi, United Way Greater Toronto Board of Directors
Fawzy Manaa, MAC
Abdurrahman Muni, Entrepreneur, and MAC Member

Sunday, August 15th

12 PM EDT / 10 AM MDT / 9 AM PDT

Marketing 101:

This session will be held 1 week after the core conference that is open to all MSA members working on marketing

Karim Elemam, Digital Marketing Consultant