Anmul Shafiq has finished her BA in criminology and political science at UTM. She is now pursuing her MA at in public service at the University of Waterloo.
Dalal Badawi recently completed her MA in social work at UofT this past fall and is now working at Kid’s Help Phone.
On behalf of RISE team, I wish you both best of luck in your future pursuits!
We also have four new additions to RISE team:
Maleeha Iqbal who is currently completing an MA in sociology at UofT. Maleeha has worked closely with professor Maghbouleh in the past through graduate level, independent research courses as well as a published book review (http://readingreligion.org/books/securitized-citizens). Maleeha has a ton of other research experience, both qualitative and quantitative. She has conducted interviews and focus-groups with professor Jayne Baker (UTM) in a project which focused on promoting literacy and active learning in the classroom. She has also conducted her own research study where she interviewed university professors to gain an understanding of their views and experiences on student incivility. For this project, she received the Dean’s Writing Excellence Award and the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award!
Fatema Isam, who graduated from UofT with a background in sociology, English literature and education. She has completed an MA at OISE in education bringing a unique, interdisciplinary perspective to the team. She's interested in interdisciplinary research that applied qualitative and mixed-methods approaches in investigating the challenges, well-being, and lived experiences of immigrants and refugees in Canada. She has done extensive research on the topics of intersectionality; well-being; disability studies; educational psychology; exploring inclusive and culturally-responsive pedagogy applied in and outside of classrooms.
Mohammed Nabilsi who is a 3rd year undergraduate student majoring in criminology and psychology. Mohammed also brings an interdisciplinary perspective onto the team with special interests in abnormal psychology. Currently, he works for student housing at UTM as a Residence Service Assistant (RSA) where he helps students with day-to-day enquires and other residence related services. He initially applied for a RISE ROP, but was not able to participate. Mohammed demonstrated a passion for this work as he persisted on finding information on the study despite no previous involvement. He took initiative and contacted Professor Maghbouleh then was hired onto the team this fall.
Ascil Domloge who is currently completing her BA at UTM in criminology and minoring in French and sociology. She has impressive language capabilities as she speaks (or is in the process of mastering) five different languages! Ascil heard about RISE team from former RA, Anmul Shafiq. Anmul was eager to refer Ascil as her replacement. So far, Ascil has been energetic in our meeting and seems excited to learn more about the project.
The rest of RISE team and I are very much so looking forward to working with all of you in this new stage of the project! -- Afify