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Aliya Hirji, Senior Iona Pacific Intern

Iona Pacific Inter-Religious Centre Internship Program was inaugurated in 2009 with the appointment of Aliya Hirji as our first Intern. Aliya Hirji accepted a second appointment in 2010 as Senior Intern. Aliya comes to Iona Pacific with excellent educational credentials in Family Studies, strong experience as a community volunteer in diverse cultural contexts, and recognized leadership skills. Aliya supports the work of the Centre in all programming areas.

Iona Pacific Inter-Religious Centre welcomes M.A. students from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, who are completing their Community Service Practica (CSP) at Iona Pacific over the next six months. The Adler School is the oldest independent school of psychology in North America, with campuses in Chicago and Vancouver. Alfred Adler was a pioneer in community psychology. The Adler School’s primary focus is social responsibility.

    Iona Pacific Interns are appointed by the Director in consultation with staff and committees. The internship program provides an opportunity for emerging leaders with exceptional training and experience in areas directly related to Iona Pacific’s mission and program to gain additional experience and play a vital role in the work of the Centre.

    Farha Khan, Iona Pacific Intern

    Farha Khan is a BA graduate of Native Studies at Trent University. Since her BA she has pursued studies in Classical Arabic, Spanish and History — fields which she hopes to turn into a graduate program that will look at the inter-religious dialogue in Al-Andalus of Medieval Iberia. Farha is also the host of a bi-monthly radio show called Prof Talk on UBC’s CiTR 101.9FM <>