Office Hour with Omer Qadri of MAX Youth Fellowship

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive Office Hour with engineering alumnus Omer Qadri, Program Designer & Workshop Facilitator at the MAX Youth Fellowship Program.

During this Office Hour, Omer Qadri (BASc 2011, Electrical Engineering) Workshop Designer & Facilitator at the MAX Youth Fellowship Program, will talk about his career so far; what makes life fulfilling and how he worked towards discovering his "calling". He will elaborate on a big problem he is striving to solve in the field of education, focusing on underprivileged youth. If you are interested in learning more about leading a fulfilling life and solving a problem for others, join Omer during this Office Hour. Please bring your questions! 

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Omer Qadri (BASc 2011), MAX Youth Fellowship Program

Omer Qadri
BASc 2011, Electrical Engineering
Workshop Designer & Facilitator
MAX Youth Fellowship Program


Omer Qadri is an educator and a design thinking practitioner who is persevering to solve the following problem for youth facing barriers (YFBs) (i.e. youth from low-income communities, newcomers, refugees, etc.): How might we help YFBs gain access to knowledge and social capital that they usually don't have access to and help them gain the all-important but under-valued non-cognitive skills such as grit, social intelligence, zest, optimism, curiosity, growth mindset. etc.

One solution to the above problem that Omer is currently working on is the MAX Youth Fellowship (MYF) Program - a program for YFBs to give them access to the essential non-cognitive and cognitive skills required to be successful not just in the jobs of tomorrow but in life overall.

Omer holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Rotman Business School, University of Toronto. 

Connec with Omer via his LinkedIn profile.