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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Policy Report Publication on Muslim Youth in Canada

“Lessons from Examining Canadian Muslim Youth Challenges and Pathways to Resilience” by Khaled Al Qazzaz and Nakita Valerio is a companion policy piece to two full study articles (publication forthcoming). Muslim youth in Canada face daily challenges which impact their sense of identity and belonging, their mental health and well-being, and their faith. After 72 […]

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Nakita Valerio is the New I-RSS Research Director

Join the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS) in welcoming a new Research Director, Nakita Valerio, to the team! Nakita will be responsible for overseeing all research operations, as well as facilitating academic forums, collaborative work with other scholars, and research-based advocacy efforts. Nakita Valerio is an award-winning writer, researcher, and Muslim community organizer based […]

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