BIOGRAPHY

Shaykh Dr. Usama Al-Atar holds a Masters degree in Education from Niagara University in the U.S., achieved a Ph.D. in chemistry from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He has several publications in the fields of diabetes, cancer and materials chemistry. Some of his research is cited more than 100 times, and was highlighted by over thirty news agencies including Science News, C&N News, and the BBC. Dr. Al-Atar recently completed his second Ph.D. in Islamic theology at the University of Exeter, in the U.K. Imam Dr. Al-Atar is a globally recognized speaker of Islam with several invited academic and non-academic talks nationally and internationally. He received several certificates and awards including the Ambassador for Peace Award from the United Peace Federation, as well as a certificate of appreciation from the Office of the Premier of the Province of Alberta for his contribution towards knowledge and building bridges between communities. Dr. Al-Atar is currently the Principal of AlBaqir Academy, which is a full-time Junior Kindergarten to High School in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.