Introducing the Religious & Socio-Political Studies Journal

I-RSS is excited to launch the first issue of the Religious & Socio-political Studies Journal this summer. This interdisciplinary, academic journal fills an important need for scholarly research about Muslims, for Muslims and often by Muslims. It also represents a step forward for I-RSS in support of our mission to produce original and relevant research […]

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I-RSS Internship Program: Fostering Leadership Through Arts and Social Sciences Research

The I-RSS internship program fosters the next generation of social science and humanities researchers, advocates and policy leaders. The program supports our overarching mission to create original and relevant research, and space for outreach, advocacy and discussion on issues affecting Muslims in North America.  I-RSS interns are undergraduate students in the social sciences and humanities. […]

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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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How to hire I-RSS to do research for your organization

I-RSS conducts research for all kinds of organizations serving Muslim communities. Whether there is a specific question that needs an answer, or a general topic of importance to your organization, I-RSS can work with you to develop the right research project for your needs.  When should I approach I-RSS about my project? Right at the […]

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Muslim Organizations Must Base Policy on Research: Here’s Why

Muslim organizations serve a diverse and evolving community. They play an important role in the lives of Muslim Canadians, fulfilling needs not met by non-Muslim organizations and services. As such it is essential that these organizations be responsive to their communities and keep their programs and policies current and relevant. Relevant, original academic research supports […]

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Why We Need Muslim Researchers for Muslim Subjects

“We cannot fight for our rights, our history as well as our future until we are armed with weapons of criticism and dedicated consciousness.” (Edward Said) “Agency has become a catch word. In a way, this intoxication with ‘agency’ is the product of liberal individualism. The ability of individuals to fashion themselves, to change their […]

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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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That’s a Wrap! Nisa Helpline ARAP Changemaker’s Youth Initiative

I-RSS was pleased to support the Nisa Helpline ARAP Changemaker’s Youth Initiative over the past months through developmental, consultation and research assistance, as well as critical feedback on interventions and program delivery. The result was a successful program delivery and numerous projected outcomes reached! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nisa Helpline […]

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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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