Dr. Vida Shehada is a Professor and Program Coordinator of the “International Development Program” at Centennial College. She has completed her Ph.D. as a Fulbright Scholar at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (United States) and she has a Master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights. Dr. Shehada also held research and teaching positions in Rutgers University and State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. Previously she worked with several NGOs on issues of gender equality, human rights, and organizational capacity building. Currently, Dr. Shehada serves as a Board Director of Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC).