Salimah builds movements. She co-founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition when she was in high school to save BC’s endangered Spirit Bear and its habitat in the Great Bear rainforest. After beginning her international journalism career in the alleyways of Cairo, Salimah spent years filling on culture and politics from the Middle East, covering the war in Iraq and reporting on environmental security challenges in Africa.
A fellow and graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York, she has been awarded and recognized for her work as both journalist and community builder, having been chosen and profiled by CBC Television as one of 25 Canadians who are changing the world; named by Chatelaine magazine one of its 80 amazing Canadian women to watch; honoured by the World Economic Forum in 2009 as a Young Global Leader. Her latest adventure: co-founding Artery.is (and most recently, during the pandemic: Bramble.live) and thinking about how technology can facilitate our humanity offline.