Nov. 14, 2022

Grad student named one of 'Women Who Inspire'

Full-time lawyer and part-time grad student Sania Chaudhry honoured by Canadian Council of Muslim Women
Sania Chaudhry

Sania Chaudhry is researching critical race theory and administrative law.

Full-time lawyer and part-time graduate student Sania Chaudhry has been named one of the “Women Who Inspire” winners from the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW). Since 2007, CCMW has been recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Canadian Muslim women who have inspired us by their commitment to gender equality and improving the lives of others.

Chaudhry is one of six women from across Canada to be recognized for their achievements this year.

“I am absolutely honoured to be one of the recipients of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW)'s Women Who Inspire award this year!” says Chaudhry. “I am excited for the virtual celebration and to speak on the panel about the Charter at 40.”

Chaudhry’s graduate research focuses on critical race theory and administrative law. She is a director for the Alberta board of the Canadian Bar Association and has spent countless volunteer hours serving on boards and committees focused on equity, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. She is also the chair and founder of the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association.   

“As a lawyer passionate about social justice and a racialized Muslim woman focused on EDI initiatives, I am so thankful for this award! It is so special to receive this from an incredible organization that takes an intersectional approach to furthering equity for Muslim women in Canada.”