Here is an announcement from the ICC Board of Directors:
Dear Members and Supporters of the Iranian Canadian Congress,
This is to inform you that Ms. Morvarid Zare has resigned as a director and officer of the ICC. In her resignation letter she mentioned that she decided to resign due to heavy load of work and academics. You can find a copy of her resignation letter here. Morvarid's resignation was submitted to the board of directors on December 12, 2017- effective immediately.
We ask that you join us in thanking Morvarid for her contributions and efforts during her time in the ICC board and wishing her the very best in her future endeavours.
After consultation among the ICC board members it was decided that consistent with the guidelines and parameters provided in our bylaws the vacant sit to be filled with one of the candidates/nominees in the last Annual General Meeting of the ICC. With the unanimous support of the ICC Board, we are pleased to announce appointment of Mr. Mohsen Khaniki as a director of the ICC. Mohsen Khaniki was a candidate during the ICC AGM 2017. He withdrew his nomination to support the other candidates few days before the AGM. During the consultation among board members all directors believed that while Mr. Khaniki withdrew his candidacy before the AGM, to comply with the spirit and intent of the bylaws, appointing the candidates/nominees of the immediate preceding AGM is a more transparent process instead of appointing other individuals.
Mohsen is a young student activist. Beside his active involvement as a volunteer in the ICC for the past 2 years he has been active in the Iranian Students' Association at York University (ISAYU) and currently sits on the executive board of the association. Mohsen is also the co-founder of Human Capital of Iran, a student run group that aims to raise awareness about the contributions of the Iranian diaspora. One of the projects of the Human Capital of Iran was a short documentary called "Iranians Non-Grata" that uncovers the personal stories of prominent Iranian students who have been affected by President Trump's Executive Order known as the Muslim Ban or the Travel Ban. Mohsen studies Finance at York University. We hope that with Mohsen's involvement in the leadership of the ICC we significantly increase our outreach to Iranian-Canadian students.
Mr. Khaniki's term starts effective immediately and according to the bylaws ends at the next AGM.
Please join us in welcoming Mohsen to the ICC Board.
Board of Directors
Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC)
December 20, 2017