2015 - Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders

Muhammad Qureshi

Conservation Leader, Ontario Nature

Only 21, Muhammad, as an NSERC funded researcher for 2 years, has been developing an innovative catalyst to remove sulfur from crude oil. But of greater impact: frustrated by the small scale impacts of most youth environmental groups, he cofounded the Ontario Nature Youth Council in 2010   to drive beyond park cleanups and tree plantings into the realm of policy, advocacy, conservation, leadership development and technical know-how.   ONYC has since introduced 400+ Ontario youth to native wildlife protection, founded the EnviroHub and created “The Healthy Campus” conference to share best practices across top 20 university campuses, has lobbied at both the provincial and federal level, and spawned other “youth powered” groups in communities across the province.

Learn more about Muhammad…  ca.linkedin.com/in/moequreshi