Mohammed Alsaleh is an International Speaker and Award-Winning Advocate
After losing his cousin to cancer, Mohammed decided to become a physician with a specialization in oncology. But during his time in medical school, his entire life changed as the Syrian conflict broke out. After surviving imprisonment and torture, Mohammed fled his home to Lebanon and made his journey to seek refuge in Vancouver.
Now, Mohammed is an international speaker and an advocate, raising a voice for thousands of people going through the hardships he experienced first-hand. As a two-time TEDx speaker, he's an active advocate for refugee livelihood and well-being. A recent recipient of the 2018 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, he has been recognized from the likes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Hollywood Actor and Activist George Takei.
From Syria to Canada, his journey was famously featured in the documentary "Welcome to Canada".