Commemorating June 6th – I-RSS Supports London Youth Education Initiatives

Last month, I-RSS was approached to provide consultation and editing support to the Youth Coalition Combating Islamophobia (YCCI) in their Islamophobia education packages for school classrooms. It was our honour to support and uplift these remarkable Muslim youth as they transformed their very real grief and trauma into meaningful action in combating Islamophobia. For more […]

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Call for Papers: Navigating Place as Muslims in Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS Navigating Place as Muslims in Canada In “Wisdom Sits on Places” from Senses of Place, Keith H. Basso argues that “the self-conscious experience of place is inevitably a product and expression of the self whose experience it is, and therefore, unavoidably, the nature of that experience is shaped at every turn by […]

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Job Posting: Grant Writer

The Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS) is seeking a grant writer to assist with grant research, and application preparation and submission. This is a temporary, short-term position that will be done remotely, reporting directly to the I-RSS Research Director. Applicants should have experience in grant writing for non-profit organizations and/or independent research institutes, […]

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MAC Launch Islam Awareness with I-RSS Research Support

I-RSS was honoured to assist the Muslim Association of Canada with research support and instruction for their new online course Islam Awareness – a set of digital resources, online courses, workshops, videos and infographics that have been catered to educate and engage with administrators, educators, students and parents through an anti-racism and diversity lens. This project was […]

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I-RSS Participates in Islamophobia and Secularism Conference at University of Alberta

The past two days have been wonderful as I-RSS participated in the Chester Ronning Centre International Fellows Conference on “Islamophobia and/in Post-Secular States” at University of Alberta. I-RSS Executive Director/Founder Khaled AlQazzaz and Research Director Nakita Valerio presented on Approaches to Disrupting Islamophobia in Canada. The discussions had during the conference were brilliant for balancing […]

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RSS Journal Cover Design Contest Winner

The RSS Journal Board would like to extend congratulations to our cover design contest winner, LAILA AHMED, as well as all of the incredible Muslim artists and graphic designers who produced beautiful designs across the country. Our communities have astounding talent, masha Allah! For more information and to see the winning design when our journal […]

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Muslims and Multiculturalism Panel

It was an incredible panel on October 28, 2021, co-organized with the Chester Ronning Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life at the University of Alberta, on the topic of Muslims and Multiculturalism in Canada. Co-hosts I-RSS Research Director Nakita Valerio and CRC Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Sharmin Sadequee had a very rich and […]

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I-RSS Work Featured in SMS Magazine!

Two initiatives that I-RSS was honoured to be involved with were featured in the inaugural issue of SMS (Supporting Muslim Students) magazine – which arrived just in time for Islamic Heritage Month this October! The two initiatives featured were our 2020 Muslim youth study, funded by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), and Islam Awareness […]

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