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Amina is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia with a BA in International Relations and Political Science. She was born and raised in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi – also known as ‘the Warm Heart of Africa’. She was awarded first place in a public speaking competition sponsored by the Regina Multicultural Council. When she is not working or focused on academics, she helps new arrivals in Canada by translating in Swahili, Somali, and Chichewa. Amina’s article titled, “The Cultural Root of Identity” was published in the Regina Leader Post and it highlights the important identity issues that affects refugee youth in Canada. Her passion for the recognition and resolution of minority issues, especially those that affect refugees led her to study the nature, causes, and consequences of collective decisions and actions taken by groups of people embedded in the cultures and institutions that structure power and authority. Amina is a master’s degree candidate at Ryerson University in Immigration and Settlement Studies. She looks forward to developing valuable skills in order to help and support refugees in Canada and beyond.