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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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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