Farid Rohani is the immediate past Chair of the Laurier Institution, an organization dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about the economic and social implications of diversity. He is currently on the Advisory board of the Global Reporting Centre, he is also on the Board of the Royal Columbia Hospital Foundation. During his tenure on the Laurier board Chair, Rohani established the Ethics and Human Rights Lecture Series at UBC, and expanded the M.K. Wong Lecture Series on multicultural issues (CBC Radio) now in its 14th year. He also established Canada’s first Indigenous speaker series at Vancouver Island University (CBC Radio). As former Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (Vancouver), he organized the first Citizenship Ceremony on a First Nations Reserve.
Farid has been honored with the British Columbia Multicultural Award (2011), the British Columbia Regiment Commanding Officer’s Commendation (2014), and has been recognized as a Georgia Straight Cultural Navigator (2013).
An Iranian-born Canadian, Farid publishes widely on immigration, multiculturalism, diversity and ethics, and is a guest commentator on these issues on CBC radio and television. He also manages his family’s Vancouver-based development and real estate holding company.
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