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Humna Shaikh

Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament, Marwan Tabbara



Carleton Degree: BA (Hons) in Law, Concentration in Business Law with a Minor in Psychology

Job Title: Legislative Assistant to Marwan Tabbara, Member of Parliament of Kitchener South-Hespeler

Length of time in this role: 1.5 years (2+ years on Parliament Hill)

On the Job: 

  • I am the lead on the Member of Parliament’s work at the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) and the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (SDIR).
  • I work on files such as the genocide of the Rohingya, asylum seekers, human rights in Venezuela and the human rights situation of the Uyghurs.
  • I keep up-to-date on policies and issues touching immigration and international human rights by maintaining caucus relations and attending regional meetings
  • I write speeches in conjunction with the Member and advises him on policy elements in order to support his effective participation in the House

More About Me: I am passionate about electing more women to all levels of government. I served on Carleton Equal Voice`s executive for three years before being elected President in my final year of university. I have previously worked in Minister Hajdu’s office.

Fun Fact: I grew up in Dubai, U.A.E. and attended Carleton University as an international student.