Waheeda Esmail

Regional Director of Administration

Waheeda Esmail, MA, CPHR is from the territory of the Haudenosaunee (Montreal, QC), where she worked for McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine before moving to the territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən People (Victoria, BC). Waheeda identifies as a muslim, queer, woman of colour and has been engaged anti-poverty and equity, diversity, and inclusion advocacy outside of her gainful employment in the post-secondary/health sectors. Waheeda holds a master’s in Religious Studies from Concordia University, where she focused on comparative Jewish and Islamic Mysticism (2011), as well as a graduate diploma in Human Resources Management from McGill University (2016).


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