Best-selling author, future of work expert and global keynote speaker, Hamza Khan, has been named the 2021/22 Ashley Fellow at Trent University.
“The Colleges at Trent University are honoured to be welcoming Hamza Khan to campus as our newest Ashley Fellow,” said Dr. Stephanie Muehlethaler, principal of Otonabee College. “Hamza is a world-renowned leader on the subjects of leadership, resilience and productivity. We look forward to the opportunity for Trent students to engage with Hamza over the time of his fellowship.”
In addition to leading a week-long series on leadership and innovation with the University’s five colleges in January 2022, Mr. Khan be the featured speaker of Enwayaang: A Series of Extraordinary Talks at the University on October 21 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. In his virtual talk, Beyond Burnout, Mr. Khan will speak about circumventing the burnout culture many find themselves in during the global pandemic. Registration details for this and other Enwayaang events can be found online.
“I'm deeply honoured to have been selected as Trent University's Ashley Fellow,” said Mr. Khan. “As a visiting scholar, I'm excited to attend a variety of classes, especially from the institution's wide array of Indigenous course offerings. During my residency, I plan to meet with members from Trent's faculty, student body, and the wider Peterborough community. I commend the late Professor C.A. Ashley’s vision for this unique fellowship—his championship of holistic learning and community development is deeply inspiring. This transformational and immersive fellowship will expand my ability to better understand several key issues facing our world, as well as empower me with powerful Indigenous ideas about our future.”
Author of The Burnout Gamble and Leadership Reinvented, Mr. Khan has a keen interest in the success of post-secondary students as a multi-award winning education marketing professional. As a leader in innovation and thought, educator at Ryerson University, and the co-founder of SkillsCamp, Mr. Khan strives to empower leaders and organizations to thrive in the future of work.
Through his consulting, writing, teaching and speaking, Mr. Khan empowers people and businesses to transform visionary ideas into actionable next steps. His insights have been featured through outlets such as VICE, Business Insider, and The Globe and Mail.
About the Ashley Fellowship
The Ashley Fellow is a visiting scholar hosted each year by one of Trent University’s Colleges. The fellowship is funded by a bequest from the late Professor C.A. Ashley, long-time friend of Trent University and an enthusiastic proponent of the role that informal contacts of college life can play in the academic pursuits of the University. The Ashley Fellow resides at one of Trent's residential Colleges for part of the year, delivering lectures and meeting with faculty and students. The 2021/22 Ashley Fellow is hosted by Otonabee College, Trent University’s largest college.
About Trent University
Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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