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Program Manager, Calgary
Saima Jamal is a well-known and awarded Calgary based community organizer and volunteer social worker, activist, humanitarian, interfaith promoter and Tedx featured public speaker. Her efforts have focused on refugee and immigrant issues, activism, anti-racism, religious discrimination and women’s issues. Saima is Co-Founder of the volunteer run Calgary Immigrant Support Society and past Program Manager of the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary. Saima’s work took her to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan as well as Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. She is the recipient of Alberta Civil Liberties and Human Rights Award and numerous community service awards. Her work has been featured in over 100 local and national media including CNN and Time Magazine.