Fajr Alsayed

2024 McCall MacBain Scholar

McGill Faculty of Arts, MA, Political Science

University of Ottawa (BA'23)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Fajr majored in communications and political science, and graduated in December 2023. He co-led the University of Ottawa Outdoors Club, contributed to the WUSC refugee support club, and co-led a movement to encourage the university to divest from the fossil fuel industry. He also served as vice-president, communications of the Amnesty International uOttawa chapter. Previously, Fajr spent five years in Germany, where he volunteered as a translator and worked several jobs, including one as assistant manager of a bakery. He is working on a project exploring the potential impact of e-democracy tools. Fajr will pursue a master’s degree in political science at McGill.