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Imam Yasin Dwyer

Imam Yasin Dwyer was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents of Jamaican heritage. Before joining Muslim Chaplaincy at Ryerson University Imam Yasin was a part of the multi-faith chaplaincy team at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has lectured extensively on topics such as interfaith dialogue, Black Canadian culture and the history of Muslims in the West. Along with working alongside many non-profit organizations in Canada, Imam Yasin was the first full-time Muslim chaplain to work with the Correctional Service of Canada, a position he held for 12 years. He is also a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre. Imam Yasin was a consultant for the popular CBC drama Shoot The Messenger and is a board member of the Montreal based Silk Road Institute, which is dedicated to expressing Muslim narratives through the visual, auditory and performing arts. Imam Yasin lives with his wife and four children in Hamilton, Ontario.

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