Ahmed Hamila, Jeremy Dias Scholarship Winner 2019

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Ahmed Hamila

Dear friends, stakeholders, and partners,

We have exciting news!  We have selected a winner for our annual scholarship program.  We are very pleased to announce the Ahmed Hamila will be this year’s recipient of the Jeremy Dias Scholarship.
A word from our founder, Jeremy:

“I am delighted to select Ahmed Hamila as the recipient of the Jeremy Dias Scholarship. Ahmed is a passionate 2SLGBTQIA+ activist whose lived experience as a member of the QTBIPOC newcomer community motivated them to social justice work and research. In addition to working on a Ph.D. at the University of Montreal focusing on the LGBTQIA+ refugee experience, he is also the founder of Comité d’action féministe contre les descriminations (Université de Montréal); a board member of Action LGBTQ avec les immigrants et réfugiés; and an advisor with Equipping Professional for Supporting LGBT Refugees Project. As a reference described, Ahmed is committed to not only giving a voice to LGBTQIA+ refugees and newcomers in Canada, but also creating space for them at the decision tables of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.”

In response to the news, Ahmed would like to say: “I am very honoured to receive the 2019 Jeremy Dias Scholarship. It is indeed an utmost privilege that my commitment to ending discrimination is acknowledged by The Canadian Centre for Gender + Sexual Diversity which work I admire. This scholarship encourages me to continue my efforts to eliminate discrimination especially towards LGBTQ+ migrants and people of color.”

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