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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I-RSS Speaks to Muslim Network TV!

I-RSS was honoured to join Dr. Katherine Bullock with Muslim Network TV to talk about the much-needed work we are doing with our original, policy-focused research, public forums and peer-reviewed academic journal (RSSJ). To see the full interview (starting at 4:18), watch the video below!

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RSS Journal Cover Design Contest ($300 Prize!)

Are you a Muslim artist/graphic designer in Canada? At the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS) and the brand new Religious and Socio-Political Studies Journal (RSSJ), we are hosting a cover design contest for our upcoming inaugural issue! The prize for the winning design is $300! If you’re a Muslim artist/graphic designer, we’d love […]

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RSS Journal Call for Papers: 50 Years of Multiculturalism and Being Muslim in Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS 50 Years of Multiculturalism and Being Muslim in Canada  (Special Edition of RSS Journal (Inaugural)) In light of the 2021 50th Anniversary of Multiculturalism in Canada, the Religious and Socio-Political Studies Journal (RSSJ) –  a new double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary journal from the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS) – […]

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RSS Journal is Delighted to Welcome Elisabeth Hill to Our Editorial Board!

At the Religious and Socio-Political Studies Journal (RSSJ) we are delighted to welcome Elisabeth Hill to our editorial board, in anticipation of shortly launching our first Call for Papers. Elisabeth Hill (Academic Copy-Editor, Research Assistant and RSS Journal Editorial Board member) is a researcher, writer, and editor living on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton AB. […]

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RSS Journal is Delighted to Welcome Professor Muna Saleh to Our Editorial Board!

Professor Muna Saleh is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton. Drawing upon her experiences as a Canadian Muslim woman, mother, educator, and researcher, Muna’s doctoral research was a Killam Trusts-funded narrative inquiry into the experiences of Canadian Muslim girls and their mothers. Prior to engaging in graduate studies, she […]

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