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is an in-depth two-year university and college-level Fellowship that provides meaningful engagement and equips youth with the leadership skills to dismantle prejudice on campuses across Canada and around the world.

UOFMOSAIC

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ABOUT

The UofMosaic Fellowship is a two-year program that provides personal and professional development opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds and ranges of experience to activate their leadership and change-making potential.

80 Campus Dialogues

have been facilitated across Canada.

114 Fellows

across Canada have completed our program.

5,000 People Reached

across Canada have participated in this program.

20 Universities and Colleges

have partnered with us to make UofMosaic possible.

Over $30,000 in Bursaries

have been received by our fellows

UofMosaic is generously supported by

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OVERVIEW

Fellows gain leadership knowledge and training from Mosaic's network of change makers, including industry professionals, speakers, educators, and activists from across Canada. We provide these opportunities through monthly: 

WORKSHOPS

on leadership and dismantling prejudice, surrounding diverse topics including mental health, teamwork, communication and breaking down systemic barriers.

SEMINARS

led by Fellows to strengthen their leadership skills and facilitate discussions on topics such as advancing anti- racism, inspiring and mobilizing youth, climate justice, human rights and decolonization efforts.

LEARNING MODULES

taught by inspiring speakers, social justice activists, award-winning journalists, and impactful writers who are exclusive to the UofMosaic Digital Learning Hub.

UofMosaic Fellows will create projects in the second half of the program around concepts and ideas that matter to them:

CAMPUS DIALOGUES

Fellows will use their leadership training to facilitate and produce campus dialogues. These innovative dialogues aim to dismantle prejudice and create actionable change on campuses across Canada.

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Towards the end of their Fellowship, Fellows will publish research through Mosaic Institute on dismantling prejudice in the communities that matter most to them.

All Fellows will receive a professional development fund at the end of their time in the UofMosaic program.

This fund allows Fellows to pursue a professional development option of their choice outside our programming. The formats can vary from courses, webinars, conferences to skill-based training, and aim to allow Fellows to pursue their goals and continue to activate their potential.

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"The UofMosaic Fellowship provided me with outstanding guidance and pushed me to advocate for a broader spectrum of people and actually move the dial on 'making this world more just, equitable and harmonious'."

- Hamzeh Naghawi Regional President (UofM Cohort 19-21)

2021-23 FELLOWS

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Adam Sandhu

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Asma Khan

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Adriano Tesolin

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Clèche Kokolo

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Alex McLean

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Fatima Formuli

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Ameera Essabar

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Hajar Seiyad

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Hoore Jannat

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Jasmine Ryu Won Kang

Jessie Wu

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Kirsten Rowe

Kowmitha Satkunarajan

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Lidiia Tulenkova

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Joël Ndongmi

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Maiya Karsan

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Nika Asgari

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Oya Darici

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Rita Audi

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Shankeri Vijayakumar

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Shreya Vohra

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Tabatha Whitney

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Veda Jain

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William Lloyd

PROJECTS

The UofMosaic Fellowship Program provides change makers with the opportunity to publish their own innovative research and create actionable change. The following are from our 2019 - 2021 Fellows:

Protest Signs

CAMPUS DIALOGUE

April 2021

Diversity

SOCIAL JUSTICE

May 2021

by Hamzeh Naghawi

Pile of Garbage

SOCIAL JUSTICE

May 2021

by Nour Elassiuty

Islamic Woman

May 2021

COMMUNITY

by Janine AlHadidi

Pastoral Scene

May 2021

COMMUNITY

What has brought Peace to Belfast and Northern Ireland

by Shania Kelly

ACTIVITIES

In our 2019 - 2021 cohort, we welcomed 17 students from 8 campuses:

May 2020

Pandemic: Disinformation, Discrimination & Hope

UofMosaic Fellows organized and moderated an online conference “An Infodemic in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Disinformation, Discrimination and Hope”, that brought together key experts and activists to discuss the overwhelming amount of (dis)information we were and still are all navigating, its impact, and hope for what comes next.

November 2019 - February 2020

Professional Development Modules - Dialogues

UofMosaic Fellows were introduced to the following professional development modules that were created to prepare Fellows for creating their own campus dialogues:

  • Project Management

  • Event Budgeting, supplemented with a presentation from Anastasiia Kiseleva, Canadian Red Cross

  • Event Planning & Management

  • Marketing 101, a presentation delivered by Sasha Rawana, Corporate Social Media Specialist.

  • Systemic Racism, a workshop delivered by Larissa Crawford, founder of Future Ancestors.

  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution, delivered by Dr. Yehuda Silverman.

September 2020 - December 2020

Series of Workshops

UofMosaic Fellows participated in a series of online, real-time workshops:

 

  • Decolonizing Engagement and Future Thinking & Restorative Practice, delivered by Samantha Matters from Future Ancestors.

  • Acknowledging Harm of Systemic Racism and Anti-Racism As Restorative Practice, delivered by Larissa Crawford, founder of Future Ancestors.

  • Identity and Environmental Racism in Canada and Climate Change to Climate Justice, delivered by Chúk Odenigbo from Future Ancestors.

September 2020 - February 2021

Conversations with extraordinary people

UofMosaic Fellows participated in a series of presentations "Conversations with Extraordinary People" that will continue into the next year. We created this series of events to connect Fellows with the most inspiring activists, TED speakers, life coaches, and award-winning journalists and authors via Zoom:

 

  • Human Rights-Human Wrongs, delivered by human rights activist, journalist, and author Sally Armstrong.

  • The Power of Healthy Tension: Thriving in a World of Increased Polarization and Complexity, delivered by leadership development and team building expert, Tim Arnold.

  • A Journey to Hope: From Child Soldier to Activist delivered by peace advocate & former child soldier, author of the graphic novel, Michel Chikwanine.