Idrisa Pandit, Director, Studies in Islam is part of a successful Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership development grant (Faith and settlement partnerships) with the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR). The overarching purpose of this project is to collaboratively investigate partnerships among faith-based and government-funded settlement organizations, and to determine how these partnerships can better lead to positive settlement outcomes for newcomers and ultimately benefit Canadian society.
CCBR is focused on strengthening communities through social research through the belief that the power of knowledge can impact positive social change. Studies in Islam uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Islam and Muslims through research and the application of knowledge.
Professor Idrisa Pandit is the director of Studies in Islam at Renison University College