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2017 respect. Award Recipient - Farhan Yousaf

Farhan Yousaf ImageThe 2017 recipient, Farhan Yousaf, is an international student at Lakehead University and is deeply committed to facilitating an environment and culture that is inclusive of all peoples and cultures. He started Culture Days at Lakehead University to recognize and celebrate campus diversity. He is also an executive member of the University Service of Canada Student Refugee Program.

Farhan has also worked as a mentor for racialized and Syrian youth, and sits on a committee that works to build positive relationships and build bridges between the Muslim community and the Thunder Bay Police Service. He is one of the founding members for the Racialized Young Professionals Network, which is dedicated to breaking down racial barriers in Thunder Bay and helping racialized community members achieve success and network.