Talks

Dr. Ahmad is often asked to speak, share, facilitate & advocate.  A selection of her presentations & workshops include:

 

Ahmad Y. Journeys of Wellness and Hope, Anti-racism & Cultural Diversity Office, University of Toronto, 2022. 

Ahmad Y, Ayonrinde O, Beder M, Bombay A, Cenat J, Jarvis GE, Kronick R, McQuaid R, Nguyen MT, Sanchez-Schicharew K. Advocacy and Social Justice in Psychiatry, Cultural Psychiatry Day 2022, April 27, 2022.

Ahmad Y, Al Houlani I, Blaylock S, McKenna C, Radyk R, Schmidt S, Sinclair D. Gender Inequality in Caregiving, Women Focus Canada Inc, March 5, 2022.

Ahmad Y, Fung A. Spirituality in Psychiatric Practice: Exploring the Darkness & the Light, The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, February 23, 2022. 

 

Ahmad Y, Aide A, O’Dette A, Oriuwa CS, Vachon R, Villela R, Windeler E. We're Listening: Creating Safe Spaces in Which to Discuss Mental Illness in the Context of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Ontario Psychiatric Association in partnership with Bell Lets Talk, January 26, 2022.

 

Ahmad Y, Budd Y, Levy R, March L. Radio Interview 640, Road to Recovery with Yonah Budd, January 22, 2022. 

Ahmad Y. Centenary Event: Celebrating a Century of Psychiatry, Ontario Psychiatric Association, 2021.

Ahmad Y. The Mental Health Implications of Spiritual and Domestic Abuse for Muslims, 5th Annual Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference, 2021. 

Ahmad Y. Spiritually-Integrated Mindfulness for Muslims, 5th Annual Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference, December 11, 2021. 

 

Ahmad Y. Critical Dialogues for Action Series, Sanokondu, December 6, 2021. 

 

Ahmad Y. From Inner Presence to Compassion in Action: A Multifaith Service, 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions, October 17, 2021.

 

Ahmad Y. Mindfully Muslim: Making a Difference in the Lives of Muslim-Canadians, Bell Let’s Talk, October 7, 2021. 

 

Ahmad Y. Broken Geodes: Sacred Meaning, Healing & Poetry, Radical Creativity, Write City, September 11 2021.

 

Ahmad Y. How to Help Students Get Back on Track as Pandemic Disruptions Continue, The Current, CBC Radio, September 2021.

 

Ahmad Y, Stergiopoulos V, Verma S. COVID-19 Tonight, CP24, August 25, 2021. 

 

Ahmad Y, Haq H, Kassam A, Kay J, McKee P, Neidhardt N, O’Dette A, Tibollo MA, Villela R, Weir H. OPA Centenary Event: Celebrating a Century of Psychiatry, Ontario Psychiatric Association, April 26, 2021.

 

Adewale O, Ahmad Y, Alvi F, Cuttell P, Ling Yu V, Lovelace P, Tsegaye M, Women Focus Canada Inc, March 6-7, 2021. 

 

Ahmad Y, Fung K, Ginn C, Loewen D. Faith & Spirituality in Medicine, Muslim Medical Association of Canada - Calgary Chapter, February 18, 2021.

Ahmad Y. From Inner Presence to Compassion in Action, Multifaith Worship Service, Parliament of the World's Religions, 2021. 

Ahmad Y. Healing from Trauma as a Muslim Woman Psychiatrist, Trauma-Informed Care Conference, McMaster University, November 21, 2020. 

Ahmad Y. Physician Wellness & Medical Update, Muslim Medical Association of Canada, Deerhurst Resort, 2020.

Ahmad Y., Chowdhury M. Mindfully Muslim: A Resource for Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Pastoral & Spiritual Care During the Pandemic: Connecting with the Quran & the Sunnah at a time of New Challenges, University of Western Ontario & Respect Graduate School, November 14, 2020. 

Ahmad Y., Baobaid M. and Al Jamal A. Community Responses to Gender-based Violence and Islamophobia, The Redwood Shelter, October 29, 2020.

Ahmad Y, Wildman A, Reda O and Mitchell G.  Global Mental Health Passion Project Consultation Workshop: Examining the Bidirectional Impact of Our Work, Society for the Study of Psychiatry & Culture 41st Annual Meeting, Collaboration, Partnership, Translation, Integration, Virtual Conference, September 25, 2020.

 

Ahmad Y. Mindfully Muslim: The Creation of an Islamic Mindfulness Group Therapy Program, World Psychiatric Association Conference, International Congress on Spirituality and Psychiatry, Jerusalem, Sunday, December 1, 2019.

 

Ahmad Y.  Keynote presentation on Muslim Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, November 1, 2019. 

 

Ahmad Y. Engaging Faith Communities in Mental Health/Addictions: Mindfully Muslim – Developing a Spiritually Adapted Group Therapy Program for the Muslim Community in Toronto, Diversity & Equity in Mental Health & Addictions Conference 2019, Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, April 26, 2019. 

 

Ahmad Y.  Addictions and Islam: A Psychoeducation Seminar for the Muslim Community, Seekers Hub, Mississauga, ON, March 22, 2019. 

 

Ahmad Y.  Poetry reading as part of “Spirituality and the Mind” Panel, Mindfest 2019.  Hart House Debates Room, University of Toronto, January 24, 2019. 

Ahmad Y. Peace is Here and Now, Multifaith Worship Service, Parliament of the World's Religions, 2018. 

 

Ahmad Y and Hershler A. Trauma-informed care Interview Skills Session. University of Toronto, January 27, 2018.  

 

Ahmad Y and Hershler A. Trauma & Muslim Mental Health, Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference, J.J.R. Macleod Auditorium, University of Toronto, December 16, 2018. 

 

Ahmad Y. Journey to Healing: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities, Diversity & Equity in Mental Health & Addictions Conference, 2017. 

Ahmad Y.  Mindfully Muslim: Continuously Turning Inward, Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto, October 22, 2017. 

 

Ahmad Y and Safwat N.  Journey to Healing: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities,  Diversity & Equity in Mental Health & Addictions Conference 2017: Dialogues on Trauma, Toronto, May 2017. 

 

Ahmad Y.  Islamophobia. Presentation conducted in collaboration with Toronto Police Services for Bangladeshi Community Services, Toronto, February 6, 2016. 

 

Ahmad Y and Zafar S. Gender-Based Violence Lived Experience Interview, Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference, J.J.R. Macleod Auditorium, November 5, 2016.  

 

Ahmad Y and Abdullah Z. A (Re)-Introduction to Mindfulness in the Context of Islam, Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto, November 5, 2016. 

 

Ahmad Y. Islamic Perspective on Anxiety, Inspiring Muslim Minds Series, Masjid Toronto, February 20, 2015. 

 

Ahmad Y. Mental Health and Muslim Youth, Hamilton Downtown Mosque, Hamilton, ON, July 6, 2013.

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