Dr. Yaser Hadarra has served as a community leader for over two decades establishing some of the most important institutions in Canada. He acts as an advisor to leadership of Canadian Muslim organizations, participates in dialogue in networks for interfaith, anti-hate, anti-violence, and policing. Dr. Haddara is regularly consulted by different levels of government on public policy that impacts the Canadian Muslim community. Dr. Haddara received a bachelor of engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1991 and a Master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1993 and 1997. He currently lives in Ancaster and teaches Engineering at McMaster University. He has served as the head of the youth department and as a board member for the Muslim Association of Canada, a member of the founding board of Islamic Relief Canada, chair of the board of Islamic Relief USA, and a member of the board of the Settlement and Integration Services Organization. Dr. Haddara has served the Hamilton Muslim community in different roles, including advisor to the MSA at McMaster, and in the diversity advisory committee to the Hamilton Chief of Police.