Dr. Zaidi is the Founder and Chairman of Think for actions; a NGO to empower youth, help youth in their processional development and establish a think tank of scholars to develop a research institute. He is also the Founder of Sudbury Cricket Club and Northern Ontario Sudbury Cricket Council.
Dr. Zaidi earned his medical degree-MBBS from Dow Medical College, MSc in Epidemiology from University of Toronto, Graduate Certificate in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management from University of Ottawa and Family Medicine Residents of the Canadian Shield (RoCS) Program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Zaidi is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, he works as a family doctor at Aspen Medical and Amica at Aspen Woods, Assisted Living.
In the past Dr. Zaidi has worked and Lecturer at Baqai Medical University, University of Toronto, McMaster University, and Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Zaidis 15yrs of public health experience includes working at Civil Hospital Karachi, National Institute of Child Health, Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS), Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), Sudbury Regional Hospital, Health Sciences North, St. Josephs Hospital and Rockyview General Hospital.
Dr. Zaidi was a Policy Advisor and Consultant Epidemiologist: to local Member of Provincial Parliament, Lisa McLeod, MPP. He was also a Radio Show Host of Bazme Taliba, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, Karachi Station, Pakistan. Additionally, Dr. Zaidi was the Director South Nepean Muslim Community. Currently, Board Member for MLA Mike Ellis Calgary West Ridding.
Dr. Zaidi was the recipient of Idara-e-Akwanussadat Merit Scholarship at Dow Medical College for Medical school and University of Toronto Open Scholarship at University of Toronto for MSc (Epidemiology). He also received Associate Deans Letter of Excellence, Platinum and Gold - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD at University of Calgary for his teaching at Medical school.
Dr. Zaidi as a scholar has published around 10 peer reviewed papers and has been acknowledge in 7 peer reviewed papers. Contributed in 9 corporate publications. Have developed protocols for 3 trials. Dr. Zaidi is a principal investigator for 3 trials and a Co-principal investigator in 4 trials. Presented at more than 25 international conferences.
Dr. Mukarram Ali Zaidi (MBBS, CUS, MSc, MD, CPHRM, MCFP)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Aspen Medical and Laser Clinic
#221, 339 Aspen Glen Landing SW, Calgary AB T3H 0N5, Phone: 403-263-7997, Fax: 403-263-7996
Amica at Aspen Woods - Assisted Living, 10 Aspenshire Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 0T2
Think for Actions
My name is Fatima Zaidi , I currently attend Western High school, I participate in the debate program and am in partial IB. Through out my life I've participated in many sports, i have played soccer, baseball, basketball both in and out of school, figure skating, skiing, Karate, equestrian horseback riding and I'm also a trained lifeguard. I started Karate at a young age and by the time i was 13 i received a first degree black which took me four years. I'm currently competitively horseback riding and have recently received a reserved champion as well as winning many competitions. I'm an outdoor person and i enjoy taking hikes and visiting new cities.
I joined TFA to be apart of a group with high goals, innovation and a dream to help the future. I'm inspired by their consistent work,effort and dedication. i joined to be apart of this amazing project.
I am an international medical graduate and aspire to work as a physician in Canada. I also have the opportunity to work as a volunteer for a number of organisations
Contributor to first Think for Actions magazine, Volunteer
Bellinda Yin aspires to open a medical clinic with its own coffee shop and bookstore. She wants to combine her love of science, food, books, welcoming new faces and helping the world into a business. Someday, Bellinda dreams of travelling the world to try all the best restaurants and street food. She also has a wiener dog named Brownie.
My time at University of Waterloo led me to explore facets of Journalism, communications, marketing, writing and digital media. I am fascinated by politics, history, law and debate. I hope to publish a novel in the near future, and I had the opportunity to read my work to an audience at a reading series event at University of Waterloo. I enjoy playing tennis, canoeing, kayaking, and rock climbing in my spare time. I hope to make a difference in my community and strive to bring awareness to the voices of the unheard.
Psychology undergraduate passionate about youth development and mental health in Muslim communities. I volunteer at Distress center in my free time and currently working on creating workshops for Muslim youth on mental health education.
I am a Public Health student with the University of Lethbridge. My research project involves the mental and physical health effects of discrimination.
Esam is a 4th year Mechanical Engineering Student at the University of British Columbia. He plays Rugby, Hockey, and soccer. He is also interested in automobiles and technology.
Reviewed articles regarding Muslim integration with the non-Muslim community across the world. Created a questionnaire to determine the level of knowledge of both the Muslim and non-Muslim community as well as what needs to be done to bring the community together. Prepared a research article regarding Muslim and non-Muslim community interaction.
Hamzah is in his first year of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at the University of Calgary. He aspires to become a Civil and Biomedical Engineer on his way to medical school. He is committed to raising awareness about the issues that face the Muslim community through research. He is particularly interested in Islamophobia and Discrimination and the implications it has on Muslims. He is passionate about serving his community and giving back to create a positive impact. He volunteers as a Youth Mentor for Young Muslims Canada, a Camp Leader for IMYD and at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. He also plays competitive ball hockey and is an enthusiastic table tennis player.
As a part of the Think for Actions summer internship, I have focused my research primarily on improving interaction between Canadian citizens. My background is in biological anthropology, with special interest in the philosophy of ethics and morality. Currently, I am entering my second year of my undergraduate studies, majoring in Sociology, while minoring in Psychology. This will be my second baccalaureate, as I am a University of Calgary alumni. My first degree was in Biological Anthropology, with a minor in philosophy. My life's goal is to give a voice to those who have been told they don't matter.
I am a student at Mount Royal University, aiming for a career in UX design through completion of the Bachelors Information Design program. Prior to enrolling in MRU I completed a diploma at SAIT in Graphic Communications and Print Technologies, and worked for two years as a graphic designer and a print specialist. Outside of my education and work life I spend a great deal of time in the outdoors, as I was born to a family of mountain guides and adventurers, it’s as comfortable as home to me. I backpack, ski, climb, hike, fish, and bow hunt. Whenever I can spare the time my greatest passion is in sea kayaking, a sport that sends me to remote island chains on the west cost and keeps me out of human contact for weeks. If I had things my way I would spend all my days at sea, and all my nights camping on beaches, but if I did that who would make all the sweet design?
Kohawar Khan is currently studying Psychology at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Kohawar is passionate about social issues and making a positive difference in her community. This is evident through her involvement in a variety of organizations. She is active in the area of volunteer organizing and recruitment through MOSAIC Volunteers where she is currently sitting as President. She is currently involved with Think for Actions where she is researching about the Islamization of Terrorism and how Islam has gotten the connotation of being violent. Kohawar believes that the community should be active in the democratic process. This is why she is a Director with Just Vote Calgary, who give an opportunity for politicians from all political parties to present their platforms which gives the voter an informed decision.