Shefaza Esmail believes that we can work together to implement solutions and create community capacity for a sustainable future.
Shefaza has a background in environmental engineering and currently teaches in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Hopeful in the face of climate change, her academic pursuits have led her on a path of learning about environmental sustainability and the most pressing issues of today. Her PhD research showed that while food insecurity, soil degradation, and rapidly increasing sprawl are causes for concern in growing urban centres, the resilience of these cities can be bolstered by implementing new solutions for a changing world.
With a focus on her students, Shefaza encourages curiosity, critical thinking and meaningful social responsibility. She is eager to use these leadership qualities to mobilize the Green movement in Waterloo region and stand behind Mike Schreiner to be a strong voice at Queen’s Park.
Shefaza works with the BrainSTEM Alliance, where she shares STEM knowledge with youth in engaging workshops. In her free time, she also enjoys rock climbing, exploring through local travel, and volunteering within the Ismaili community.
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Please reach out to David Dolson, CA President