Staff & Board

Meet Our Board

2022/2023 Board of Directors

  • Amanda Noubarian, President
  • Kristen Johannesson, Vice-President
  • Thoolika Sunil, Treasurer
  • Logan Huard, Secretary 
  • Savelia Curniski
  • Susana Deranger
  • Hassan Ibrahim
  • Kristen Johannesson
  • Selma Kiwwira
  • Bernadette Kutarna
  • Terri Sleeva


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SCIC Staff

Zehra Rizvi, Executive Director

Zehra Rizvi has been actively involved in non-profits for 20 years working for organizations like Global Affairs Canada, Plan International, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Cooperative Association and the University of Saskatchewan. She obtained a BA in International Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and an MSc in Integrated Water Resource Management from McGill University. Currently, she serves on the Saskatoon Open Door Society board, an organization dedicated to welcoming immigrants and refugees in Saskatoon; she serves as Vice-chair and Chair of the Governance Committee. She is committed to gender equality, education for girls and the protection of children.

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Winnia Zhang, Director of Operations

Winnia Zhang is passionate about international education and has been working directly with international partners for almost two decades. Throughout her career with University of Regina, she has extensive experiences in working with stakeholders to serve the international clients and managing various types of global experiential programs.

Winnia has obtained her BBA in Marketing and Communications from the University of Regina and a MA in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Royal Roads University. Her educational and professional adventures have built a strong and unique foundation in her skills to excel in intercultural communications, stakeholder relations, change leadership, professional development, and program management. She is dedicated to the principle of continuous learning and development, at work or at home.

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Shayne Lazarowich, Membership Coordinator


Shayne Lazarowich is a musician, songwriter, internationalist, anti-racist organizer, and advocate for multiculturalism and Reconciliation.  Shayne founded Rock Against Racism Sask in 2018 and has coordinated many multicultural community events that use the power of song, spoken word, and gathering to push for change and increased solidarity. He has worked with organizations such as the Prince Albert Multicultural Council, Métis Addiction Council of Saskatchewan Inc., and Canada World Youth/Jeunesse Canada Monde. Shayne Lazarowich has lived and worked internationally, in various capacities and contexts, for a substantial part of his adult life, in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Taiwan. Currently, he resides in Saskatoon, Canada.

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Navit Asres, Youth Coordinator

Navit is SCIC’s Youth Coordinator. Through her academic background in international relations and political geography, she has experience in project management, data collection, and research within an international context. With interests in peacebuilding, advocacy, and more, she aims to empower and inspire Saskatchewan’s youth.  In her spare time, she is an avid traveler and volunteer with the Regina Open Door Society.

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Haiming Li, Education Coordinator

Haiming Li is a Ph.D. Candidate in Education with research interests that include, but are not limited to, comparative literature studies, heritage language teaching and acquisition, parent-child interaction, intercultural teaching, and cross-cultural educational studies. She has been involved in non-profit work for three years and is passionate about serving the community and promoting mutual understanding across cultures.

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Program & Media Assistant (Currently Hiring)

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