Project Consultant at the Office Of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity – MacEwan University
Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, Alim was exposed to hockey from a young age. He began playing hockey at the age of 6 and only stopped when he was 16 due to an injury, however, the passion for the game never left him. Throughout Alim’s life, he has always shown dedication and passion for human rights and hockey.
Currently, Alim works as a Project Consultant at the Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity at MacEwan University and has been a foundational contributor to For the Growth of the Game Virtual Summit and Grow the Game hockey resource. As an aspiring corporate lawyer and L.L.B (J.D Pathway) candidate, Alim hopes to use his education and experiences to provide communities and individuals who do not have the ability for their voices to be heard with a platform to be heard and recognized.
Alim is a graduate from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Business Law. Throughout his academic career, Alim has received many academic achievements, including Honours with Distinction, First Class Student and the Dean’s List. Alim has also been successfully published in the Canadian Journal of Family and Youth in 2018 and Crossing Borders: Student Reflections on Global Social Issues 2020 and 2021.
Director of the Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity – MacEwan University
Irfan Chaudhry has been working in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) since 2011. He currently works as Director, Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity at MacEwan University and in this capacity, he leads the development of human rights, diversity, and equity initiatives within the institution.
He has held numerous roles within the EDI space, including project leadership positions with the City of Edmonton’s Racism Free Edmonton project and the Edmonton Local Immigration Partnership; advisory positions with the Edmonton Police Service Chief of Police Diversity Recruitment Committee and Chief of Police Community Advisory Committee; the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, as well as committee roles with Public Safety Canada’s Expert Committee on Countering Radicalization to Violence.
Chaudhry has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and a master’s in criminal justice from the University of Alberta. He serves as Vice President for the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination in Higher Education and on the Public Safety Canada in the Expert Committee on Countering Radicalization to Violence.