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ISRAA ALI

Phone: (905) 746-6701 email: alii8@mcmaster.ca


OBJECTIVE I am distinguished with sincere passion to explore a new area of life where growth and development go hand in hand; while securing a path of success and accomplishments for the employer and employee alike. EDUCATION Honours Bachelor of Science - Life Science Sept 2010 Present McMaster University, Hamilton, ON McMaster Entrance Award Scholarship (2010) for academic achievement in secondary school, worth $2000 for achieving a grade higher than 90% Conducted community-based participatory research thesis project with the faculty of Health Sciences on the challenges new-comer youth face regarding: Discrimination, Bullying and Relationships SKILLS Adaptable and able to handle different tasks simultaneously with eagerness and efficiency as proven with being a full-time student, an on-campus services manager in addition to leading a thesis project Outstanding leadership, teamwork and organizational skills High level of confidence in public speaking Self-motivated and excellent positive attitude Distinguishable commitment to learning and passion to excel Computer literate and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop Strong verbal and writing skills Punctual, honest, trustworthy and reliable Excellent listening skills and able to relate to different personalities and age groups Solid research foundation, especially with qualitative methods. WORK EXPERIENCE Diversity Services Director, Part-Time Manager May 2013 April 2014 McMaster Students Union, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Manages an entire service that seeks to ensure inclusiveness on campus by directing 5 pillars and creatively implements research and promotional campaigns related but not limited to: Multiculturalism, interfaith, gender equity, abilities and indigenous affairs Administers Bridges Caf, a restaurant that seeks to accommodate all the diverse dietary needs on campus by working closely with Hospitality Services to implement those needs Co-Chair of the Presidents Advisory Committee for Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC) in addition to actively participating in many other advisory or planning committees that advocate for positive change such as the Leadership Summit for Women, Its Time, SoulFood, Women and Gender Equity Network, Pangaea, Clubs Executive Council and other related initiatives Directs a team of 6 coordinators and their associated committees to implement new initiatives that enhance student life on campus while simultaneously educating the student body on inclusiveness Dental Office Assistant August 2012 April 2013 Fennel Gage Dental Centre, Hamilton, ON Excellent cooperation with secretaries, dental hygienists and dentists to ensure the efficiency of patient care by organizing files accordingly, booking appointments and other general administrative tasks Enthusiastically promoted the importance of dental scaling to patients through professional calls Research Office Assistant September 2012 March 2013 Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS), McMaster University Created a Database of current ongoing research at McMaster University Assisted in creating PowerPoint Presentations on research and ethical guidelines to undergraduates

ISRAA ALI
CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE Maternal Newborn Program Assistant September - February of 2010 St. Josephs Hospital, Hamilton, ON Collaborated with Child Life Specialist and Maternal Care Specialists on organizing tasks for patients Created a bulletin board, based on a research project, that is still proudly displayed at the Hospital Interviewed young patients prior to surgery to inform of medical procedures prior and after surgery Developed strong problem-solving skills through actively working with new parents faced with unique challenges such as ensuring the optimal comfort of the infant. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Founder and President of McMaster Students Union Club 2011 - 2013 McMaster Ahlul-Bayt Islamic Society, McMaster University Directed a team of 9 executives and managed large-scale projects Spokesperson on behalf of the club, regularly attending meetings with internal/external organizations Organize, evaluate and ensure the efficiency of the clubs activities by creating an inclusive environment along with fulfilling the clubs objectives which revolve around humanity and peace Physiotherapist Assistant Chedoke Hospital, Hamilton, ON Assisted Children with disability on their weekly exercises Communicated with patients and their families Ensured overall progress of assigned patient Positively influenced an uplifting interactive environment for patient 2009 - 2011

Leader of Blood Donor Clinic 2009 - 2010 Canadian Blood Services, Ancaster, ON Promoted blood donations at high school through various methods to obtain the students' interest Office related tasks such as faxing, setting up appointments Organized events that left an echo in the community due to their success Created a positive, friendly and comfortable environment that promoted donor satisfaction Served refreshments to donors prior and following the donation process Observed donors and alerted staff of any adverse reactions Medical Secretary Assistant 2009 - 2010 Healthy Family Medical Clinic, Hamilton, ON Booked appointments for patients and efficiently answered phone calls in a professional manner Assisted nurse with taking blood pressure and other health-related tasks Filed, faxed and photocopied documents Communicated delightfully with patients of different ages and backgrounds EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVMENTS Only recipient of the Part-Time Manager of the Year Award for directing the MSU Diversity Services at McMaster University Ran a successful campaign to become the President of the McMaster Students Union Special High Skills Major in Health and Wellness with Training in CPR and First Aid Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship worth $3500 Only recipient of the Youth Making a Difference Award for successful community leadership Ontario Scholar Award in 2010 for achieving academic excellence in Grades 11 and 12 Recipient of Business/Healthcare/English/Excellence awards throughout high school Drivers License - G2 Class References Available Upon Request