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Adam Zakaria


Professional, motivated training, and development specialist possessing an experience of 20+ years responding to employees training and development needs in multinational, organizations employing more than 3000 employees.

  • Assessed both technical and soft skills training needs TNA  for new and existing employees using reports, gaps and supervisors ‘observations leading to the final training plan
  • Managed, developing and implementing the Training Plan Delivery Methods in liaison with line training manager, and training suppliers to meet specific needs
  • Followed up the training feedback , tracked and reported on training outcomes with supervisors to ensure effectiveness and  actual transfer of knowledge
  • Co-ordinated with vendors, line managers and training suppliers to obtain the appropriate programs and logistics that conform to the actual needs of the trainees and the actual training budget
  • Excellent communication, time management, planning ,organizing and problem solving skills
  • Managed Training Budget

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & MBA,PG cert.…

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Miryem Salah


Miryem Salah has extensive academic and professional public health experience; she currently works in community development in the biggest food bank in Canada, Moisson Montreal. Previously, she worked as a nutritionist at Age Concern UK and was involved in educating the elderly on various aspects of healthy eating.…

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Dr. Peter Arthur

Associate Professor

Dr. Peter Arthur is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Canada. He received his PhD in Political ScienceDr. Peter Arthur is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Canada.…

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Dr. Mohammed Nurul Alam

Associate Professor

Dr. Mohammed Nurul Alam is a Faculty of BBA (Accounting) Yorkville University, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Finance from Lund University, Sweden, and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.…

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Aly Elgayar

MSc Student

Completing his Masters of applied science at the University of Ottawa with a thesis on Sustainability, cost estimation and infrastructure. Poster presenter at the 6th Materials Education Symposium -Cambridge University, UK (April 2015).

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Prof. Dérick Rousseau


Prof. Dérick Rousseau is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his PhD in Food Science from the University of Guelph in 1997 and his BSc in Food Science and Technology from Université Laval in 1993.…

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Dr. Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly

Assistant Professor

Dr. Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly brings considerable executive management experience to her sustainability research. Currently a tenured assistant professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, she teaches ethics, strategy and sustainable business development in the MBA programme, providing practical insights to the application of underlying theories to strategy implementation.…

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Hisham Hassan


I was born and raised in Sudan, Africa. A husband and a proud father of four wonderful children. Enjoy  music, cooking , and DIY projects.  Moved to North America 18 years ago.…

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Dr. Amandio Vieira

Associate Researcher

Dr. Amandio Vieira, Associate Professor, is director of the Nutrition and Metabolism Research Laboratory yat Simon Fraser University. He is also Head of Nutrition Program in the School of Kinesiology at the same university.…

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Dr. Faisal M. Arain

Associate Dean

Dr. Faisal Manzoor Arain is an Architect with a MS and Ph.D. in Construction Project Management. He has extensive experience of working at management and leadership positions in industry and academia in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Canada.…

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Rashadur Rahman

Graduate student

Mr. Rashadur Rahman (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh) is currently pursuing his M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics under Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at University of Saskatchewan, Canada.…

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Dr. Khalid Mustafa Medani

Associate Professor

Dr Khalid Mustafa Medani is an Associate Professor. His teaching and research interests are African Politics, Islam and Politics, Informal Economies, Middle East Politics, Ethnic and Civil Conflict, Comparative Politics and Political Economy of Development.…

prof. Mostaq Hussain

Professor of Accounting

Dr. Mostaq Muhammed Hussain is a Professor of Accounting at the University of New Brunswick-Saint John, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Vaasa, Finland, and has been working for last 20 years at different well-known academic institutions in Japan, Sweden, Finland, Kuwait, Oman as well as in Canada.…

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Irene Lee

Financial Consultant

I am a financial consultant for agencies of $1-10 million. I help agencies solve financial operationally challenged problems and find solutions in helping them become more lean, effective, and efficient. Much of my previous volunteer work fell on improving operations and financial efficiency for nonforprofit organizations, and now I want to merge the skills and experience I have to aid the social innovation and enterprise industry to make the world a better place in my very own way.

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