Media and Speaking

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, UTSC International Development Conference 2018, “Pop Culture: Whose Ideas Move Through These Platforms?” University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC), February 10th, 2018

Keynote Speaker, Race, Racism, and Racialization PACBIC Working Group, “Let’s Talk about Race!–Islamophobia,” McMaster University, January 31st, 2018

Panelist, National Council of Canadian Muslims, “Rise of Far-Right Extremism and our Collective Response,” the Intercontinental Hotel (Toronto), December 23rd, 2017

Panelist, The List (GTA post-secondary group), “Mapping White Supremacy: The Rise of the New Right on Campus,” Tranzac Club, October 27th, 2017

Panelist, Ryerson Journalism Research Centre, “Know Thy Neighbour” (“Is no local news bad news? Local journalism and its future” conference), Ryerson University, June 4th, 2017

Panelist, Al Falah Islamic Centre, “Right Wing Populism & the Future of Muslims in Canadian Society,” Al Falah Islamic Centre, May 12th, 2017

Moderator, MY Voice Canada Magazine, “Misrepresentation and Marginalization of Muslims in the Media,” Studio89, January 14th, 2017

Speaker, Al Falah Islamic Centre, “Outside the Circle: Reclaiming Our Identity,” Al Falah Islamic Centre, December 31st, 2016

Moderator, The Tessellate Institute“Neglected Voices” Curriculum Pack launch, at York University, June 15th, 2016

Panelist, It’s Muslims Actually, “Night of Empowerment,” at Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Bathurst, June 10th, 2016

Moderator, Environics Institute, “Survey of Muslims in Canada,” at Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI), May 24th, 2016

Speaker, “Career Night” on Journalism and Media, Maingate Islamic Academy, June 15th, 2016

Panelist, “Career Day Program,” Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT) and Guiding Champions, October 24th, 2015

Moderator, “Civic Action Event,” Organization for Islamic Learning (OIL), September 13th, 2015

Moderator, Project Civic Engagement (PCE), “I’m Muslim, what’ it to you?” at Mississauga Central Library, June 5th, 2016

Media Appearances 

Let the Quran Speak, Vision TV, March 22nd, 2017 (National Security & Counter-Terrorism, Steven Zhou)

Muslim Link: January 11th, 2017 (Steven Zhou – Paving The Way Forward Through Critical Engagement)

CANADALAND: Commons, July 5th, 2016 (Buy Gold and Raisin Bran: The Brexit and Canada)

Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5FM, The Rational, June 20th, 2016

Toronto Star, April 27th, 2016 (Muslim Canadians proud of their country’s freedom, diversity: Survey)

Mondoweiss, March 6th, 2016 (Study: ‘NYT’ portrays Islam more negatively than alcohol, cancer, and cocaine)

TeleSur, March 5th, 2016 (The New York Times Presents Islam More Negatively than Cancer and Cocaine, Says New Study)

Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5FM, The Rational, November 17th, 2014 (The Politics of Terrorism and Radicalization)

CBC-Radio One, The Current, October 29th, 2014: (New anti-terror bill gives CSIS more power at home and abroad)

CHRY Radio 106.5 FM, News Now, July 14th, 2014: (Canada’s Role in the ‘War on Terror’)



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