Mustafa Abousaleh is a Canadian Muslim who immigrated to Canada at the age of 12 with his parents and siblings. He completed his undergraduate degree in Electrical Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), then moved to Victoria to finish his Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship at the University of Victoria (UVic). Mustafa then completed his Bachelor of Islamic Studies and is currently enrolled in a 4-year program to complete an in-depth study of the Islamic tradition and Muslim history. He is also completing his Master in Divinity is Islamic Chaplaincy with the Bayan Graduate Islamic Studies school at the Chicago Theological Seminary.
Mustafa started his work as a community organizer with the Muslim community in 2002, and worked with and founded over 10 organizations since then, with the latest being the Olive Branch Revival Foundation, a federal charitable non-profit organization that aims at addressing challenges with settlement and identity. His involvement with interfaith and inter-community educational projects helped him develop the skill of simplifying complex ideas and presenting them to a wide range of audience. On the other hand, his involvement with various academic circles provided him with the opportunity to discuss foundational traditional principles and how they apply to today’s world. Mustafa is a happy husband and a proud father with a passion for learning and teaching.