ALCHEMIST OF ANCESTRAL SERVICES

MONICA SHAFIK

"Hi, I'm Monica. I am a Coptic Canadian. I mostly contribute to contracts and services that centre anti-racism, law, human rights, Indigenous rights, and global development.

QUICK INFORMATION

HERE'S A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THEIR PROFILE.

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PRONOUNS

She / Her

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IDENTITIES

Woman, Indigenous, Youth, Coptic

LOCATION

Tkaronto (Toronto, Ontario)

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LANGUAGE

English, Arabic

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EXPERTISE

Global Development, Law, Research, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Climate Justice, Youth Engagement, Anti-Racism, Decolonization

PAST WORK

Researcher for Indigenous Environmental Justice (IEJ) Project at Osgoode Law School, Director of JusticeNet

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY

SOME REASONS WHY THEY'RE ON OUR TEAM.

As a Coptic Canadian, Monica Shafik is entering her final year of a double honors major in International Development & Law and Society at York University.

With over 4000 hours of documented community service, Monica is an active, youth-oriented leader with 7 years of public speaking, workshop facilitation, curriculum development, administrative and executive leadership experience.

Monica’s specializations lie in the areas of global development, youth upskilling, indigenous reconciliation self-determined development. Monica's personal research focuses on bicultural identity, displacement and social integration of Indigenous, refugee and religious minorities. Spearheading rigorous social media strategy and execution, Monica currently manages an international network with an average of 57 000 weekly readers.

Most recently, Monica’s work with the United Nations during her academic exchange in Madrid, Spain, has led to her humanitarian emergency certification through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

In tandem with representing her university at several global events, Monica’s work has contributed to earning over $40k of scholarships that she has used to fund her undergrad.

Through active engagement in her local Coptic and North American Indigenous communities Monica’s research through the Indigenous Environmental Justice (IEJ) Project, based out Osgoode Hall Law School, works toward an impact-centered approach to academia.

Monica’s passion for social justice is nurtured by designing and operating the administrative branch of JusticeNet’s outreach division. As Schools’ Director, Monica currently oversees 64 executives in seven university chapters across Ontario. These student-led chapters work to provide volunteer and networking opportunities for students interested in the legal field. While Monica was accepted to law school in her third year of studies, she is temporarily postponing her legal career in the pursuit of research and community engagement.

INTERVIEW

BEYOND THE BIOGRAPHY Q+A.

Why do you do what you do?

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CONNECTING

THEIR WORK STATUS WILL GIVE YOU A GENERAL IDEA OF THEIR AVAILABILITY AND CAPACITY.

WORK STATUS

Accepting Contracts Part-Time

TIME ZONE

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