McGill CCIQ Memorial Award: Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges

Friday, January 26, 2024
5:30 PM to 8 PM EST

The McGill Muslim Alumni Society is organizing a panel of successful, self-driven and pioneering McGill alumnae who have received the McGill CCIQ Memorial Award for their ongoing efforts to spread equality, understanding and harmony in Canadian society. Established in commemoration of the victims of the 2017 terrorist attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City, the award recognizes McGill students who demonstrate commitment to fostering Muslim inclusion in Canada. 

This special panel celebrates the achievements of Muslim women leaders in our community, offering inspiration and motivation to fellow McGillians of all backgrounds who are hoping and striving for a better tomorrow. Join us to learn about the panelists' experiences as McGill students and graduates, the challenges they face as Muslim women in Canada, their work on promoting equality and co-existence in Quebec, the impact of the CCIQ Memorial Award on their efforts, and how you can build a more peaceful and understanding Canada now and for generations to come. 

The panel discussion will also include a Q&A session, followed by light refreshments. Register today as spots are limited!               


Zeytouna Suleiman is a third-year McGill law student and McCall-MacBain Scholar. She is committed to serving the Muslim community as President of the McGill Law Student Association. She has an interest in International law, which she has been able to explore through previous roles held with Global Affairs Canada and the United Nations. 


Sarah Abou Bakr holds a Master of Arts in Islamic Studies with a concentration in Gender and Women's Studies from McGill. With experience in Public Affairs, she previously engaged with government stakeholders to advocate for policies fostering justice and eliminating Islamophobia. Her extensive experience includes roles as a Public Affairs Consultant and Quebec Affairs Consultant. 

Weeam Ben Rejeb is a third-year law student in the BCL/JD program at McGill's Faculty of Law. She holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and International Development Studies from McGill University. As the Law Senator and an executive of the Muslim Law Student Association, she is deeply committed to advocating for greater equity and access to justice.

Tayseer Véricain graduated from McGill in 2020 with a master's degree in Occupational Therapy. She currently works as an Occupational Therapist on a psychiatry unit full-time and as a kickboxing trainer part-time. Tayseer volunteers in a Muslim girl's youth group and is the program coordinator for the Muslim Youth of Ottawa Summer Camp.
McGill CCIQ Memorial Award: Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges

Friday, January 26, 2024
5:30 PM to 8 PM EST




McGill University - Leacock Building, Room 232 -
855 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal, Quebec
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Register from Dec. 14, 2023 to Jan. 25, 2024


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