Fatima Ahmed

Fatima Ahmed, B.A., B.Ed. (she/her)

Summer Student
+1306 664 1444

Fatima is currently completing the following degrees: J.D degree the University of Saskatchewan, M.Ed. degree with a dual specialization in Indigenous Education and Social Justice Education; and an associate degree in computer science. Aside from the degrees she is currently undertaking, Fatima has also completed a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies (including an academic term in Sweden); a Bachelor of Education; a Masters in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change; and a M.Sc. in Educational Leadership and Innovative Technologies.

Throughout Fatima’s career, she has worked in many roles including as the Executive Director for the Inuvik Youth Centre, in Inuvik, NWT; an Organizational Development Advisor at the Botswana Network of AIDS Service Organizations, in Ghanzi, Botswana; a Women’s Development Officer and an IT Training Officer for the Shefa Provincial Council, in Vanuatu, South Pacific; and a Project Leader at Peace It Together, in Vancouver, BC. Prior to starting law school, Fatima worked as a teacher at the Sautjuit School in Kangirsuk, QC.

As an educator and student, Fatima has traveled to over 55 cities, towns, and villages to pursue studies and teach about her passions (and has lived on every continent except South America and Antarctica). Fatima identifies as an immigrant to Canada; she suspects she is indigenous to South Asia and wants to serve as a settler-ally during her time in Canada.


  • National Student Committee, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice​, Virtual, October 2022
  • Intersectional Inclusion Taskforce, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, VirtualApril 2022
  • Toronto Transformative Justice Collective, Rittenhouse, Toronto, ON, June 2021 – January 2023
  • Member, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention Task Force, Lakehead University, Orillia, ON, October 2019 – September 2020
  • Director, Board of Directors, Lakehead University Student Union, Orillia, ON, May 2019 – April 2020
  • Andrew Wolfe Bursary Awarding Committee Member, Otesha, Ottawa, ON, January 2011 – December 2011
  • Organizer, Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute, Winnipeg, MB, January 2011 – September 2011
  • Project Leader, Peace It Together, Vancouver, BC, July 2011 – May 2012


  • Member, Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (2022-Present)
  • Member, Ontario College of Teachers (2018-2020)


  • Candidate for Juris Doctor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, September 2022 – Present (Expected completion: June 2025)
  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership, Management, and Emerging Technologies, MIU City University of Miami, Virtual, USA,  Convocated December 2022
  • Master of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change, Structuralia/ Alfonso X el Sabio University, Columbia, Convocated July 2021
  • Bachelor of Education, Lakehead University, Orillia, ON, Canada, Convocated June 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies with International Studies option, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Convocated October 2017


  • Grade 5/6 Teacher, Sautjuit School, Kangirsuk, QB, August 2020 May 2022
  • Business Tutor, Aurora College, Inuvik, NWT, October 2009 – January 2010


  • Panelist, “Peace through Humor Panel”, 2023 Annual Association for Applied and Therepeutic Humor Conference, April 2023
  • Presenter, “Literature Review – How Some Oral Traditions Teach for Peace”, 14th Annual Robert Macmillan Symposium in Education (RMSE), University of Western Ontario, March 2023 
  • Panelist, Indigenous and Muslim Perspectives on Peace Education Panel, University of Toronto’s Emmanuel College’s Centre for Religion and Its Contexts, February 2023
  • Presenter, “Literature Review – How Some Oral Traditions Teach for Peace”, 2022 Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) Annual Conference, University of Mount Union, October 2022
  • Presenter, “Care, Social Justice and Inclusion in Graduate Studies”, Inclusive Leadership, DEEN’s 3rd Annual Global Conference on Disability and Islam, Virtual, August 2022
  • Poster presentation, Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching (Moving Forward in a Good Way: Nurturing the Spirit of Learning in Postsecondary) University of Calgary, May 2022
  • Roundtable presenter, “Literature Review – Commonalities between oral Islamic and oral Inuit tradition in how they teach for peace”, Canadian Association for the Study of Indigenous Education, Congress 2022, May 2022
  • Presenter, “Literature Review – How Some Oral Traditions Teach for Peace”, Rosa Bruno Jofre Symposium, Faculty of Education, Queens University, March 2022
  • Presenter, “Navigating academia with a recently diagnosed psychiatric disability”, Care, Social Justice, and Inclusion in Graduate Studies (Canadian Association for Graduate Studies), November 2021
  • Presenter, “Spiritual Treatment of Mental Illnesses”, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, VA, August 2016
  • Presenter, “Traditional Economy and Sustainability”, Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America (Mount Royal University), Calgary, AB, October 2012
  • Presenter, “Traditional Economy in Vanuatu”, Sustaining Justice: Greening Peace (Peace and Justice Studies Association), Medford, MA, October 2012
  • Presenter, “Gandhi and Traditional Economy in Canada”, Gandhi in a Canadian Context: An Interdisciplinary Conference (Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities 2012), Waterloo, ON, May 2012
  • Panelist, “Film premier: Giving Ourselves a Voice”, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, May 2012
  • Presenter, “Peace it Together films”, Non-Violence International Film Festival, Cambridge, ON, April 2012
  • Presenter, “Role of Ni-Van women in resolving inter-personal and inter-group conflict, and in maintaining a culture of peace”, International Conference on Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies (Center for Conflict Management), Kennesaw, GA, April 2012
  • Presenter, “Housing as a right: discrimination and lack of option for immigrants and free mover students in Sweden”, 54th annual conference (Western Social Science Association), Houston, TX, April 2012 
  • Presenter, “Housing as a right: discrimination and lack of option for immigrants and free mover students in Sweden”, Negotiating in a Polarized Society (The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies), Milwaukee, WI, March 2012
  • Presenter, “Role of Ni-Van women in resolving inter-personal and inter-group conflict, and in maintaining a culture of peace”, A Living Movement: Toward a World of Peace, Solidarity, and Justice (Peace and Justice Studies Association), Memphis, TN, October 2011
  • Guest Speaker, “Negotiating Islam”, KW Living Room Church, Kitchener, ON, September 2011
  • Presenter, “Peace it Together films”, Vogue Film Premiere, Vancouver, BC, August 2011
  • Living Book, “Human Library Project”, A day of dialogue with Muslim Women, Kitchener, ON, July 2011
  • Presenter, “Exploring reasons for lack of international response to Pakistan flood”, PACS 301 course, University of Waterloo, ON, December 2010
  • Poster presentation, “Spoken word as a form of art therapy – Exploring arts-based ways to work with at-risk youth”, PACS 301 course, University of Waterloo, ON, December 2010


  • Jill Knox Humor for Peace Fellow, Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, 2022
  • Fellow, Urban Leadership Fellow, 2021
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship for Masters of Education, $15000, 2021
  • 50% Entrance Scholarship to complete a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership and Emerging Technologies, 2021
  • Faculty of Education Entrance scholarship for Masters of Education, $1000, 2020
  • 50% OAS (Organization for American States) Scholarship to complete a Masters in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change, 2020
  • The President’s Award – Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, 2020
  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario – Faculty of Education Award, $500, 2020
  • Dean’s list and $750 scholarship for maintaining a high average, 2019
  • Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Recipient, Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship, $2000, 2019
  • Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion exhibition competition, Fondation Michaelle Jean Foundation, $1000, 2017
  • Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship, Government of Ontario, $2500, 2008
  • Kurt Swinton (attendance) scholarship, Couchiching Institute’s Public Affairs Conference, $1500, 2008
  • Attendance Bursary, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, $1000, 2008
  • Captain Nichola Goddard Scholarship In Peace And Conflict Studies, Canadian Islamic Congress, $3000, 2007
  • MCC Peace Award, Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo, $600, 2006


Fluency in English and Hindi/Urdu and basic to intermediate comprehension of French, Arabic, Bislama, and Punjabi