Ommu-Kulsoom J. Abdul-Rahman: Mount Royal

Ommu-Kulsoom J. Abdul-Rahman: Mount Royal

Ommu-Kulsoom J. Abdul-Rahman is in her final semester at McGill University pursuing a Joint-Honours degree in Political Science and Islamic Studies with a minor in African Studies. She has been involved in student government throughout her university career. She has served as the President of the World Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Students’ Association of McGill in 2017-2018 and currently serves as a student senator representing the McGill Faculty of Arts. She advocates for the inclusion of women in politics as well as promoting the importance of making our higher education institutions more accessible to marginalized groups within society. Her work as a student senator currently focuses on creating policies that promote a more inclusive professorship at McGill and the creation of an African Studies department. Her academic interests include the formation of Islamic Law, African politics and Canada’s role within the global system. I am excited to be taking part in the Daughters of the Vote program and cannot wait to take over the seat of the MP of Mont-Royal in the House of Commons! I love to debate and can always be found on campus engaging in passionate debates with friends and colleagues about National as well as African politics.