Visiting professor | Canada | Simon Fraser University
Graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy (Damascus University), Hanadi Ibrahim completed a Master and PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Paris Sud. She worked on developing analytical methods for lipids detection for the early and accurate diagnosis of several diseases and follow up treatment. Also, she characterized physicochemical properties of potential drugs for cancer treatment. After completing her Ph.D. Hanadi Ibrahim was eager to return to Syria and contribute her expertise to her home country. She returned in February 2011 to serve as assistant professor at Damascus University, a month before the start of the Syrian conflict, Hanadi had never considered herself an activist, but she felt the responsibility to call out the injustices and persecution of so many people in her country. Such actions, including the release of a video calling for civil disobedience against the regime, put her life in danger. She fled the country at the end of 2011. Thanks to Scholars at Risk organization, Hanadi was offered a position to continue her research at Western University in 2016 and recently at Simon Fraser University-Canada.