Salima Versi is a PhD candidate in the University of Alberta’s Religious Studies Program. Her general focus is Islamic studies, but her research more specifically examines Nizari Isma'ilism, particularly in Canada. In addition, Salima is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, where she specialized in spiritual care, cross-cultural counselling, and women’s issues. Added to these professional qualification is a commitment social justice and community service.
Bio last updated January 24th, 2019.
Articles by Salima Versi
Beauty That Overcomes Doom
By Salima Versi
January 17, 2019
Edmonton’s Salima Versi finds in the glories of the city’s Aga Khan Garden a reminder that goodness grows even in ground tainted by bigotry and fear.
And the garden helps me to remember that as I do that work, I can still show people that my faith is beautiful, and graceful, and strong, filled with a quiet ecstasy that runs through me as it does through the garden, perhaps all the more so for the snow that falls And it’s a reminder that, as Rumi says, “In winter, the bare boughs that seem to sleep work covertly, preparing for their spring”