Khaled Beydoun, Reem Bahdi, and Abed AyoubReem Bahdi (centre) accepts congratulations on her award recognition by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee from Khaled Beydoun and Abed Ayoub.

Dean of law lauded for commitment to Arab community

Her leadership and commitment to the Arab communities of Canada and the United States earned Reem Bahdi, dean of Windsor Law, recognition from two organizations in the last month.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee conferred its Hala Salam Maksoud Award on Prof. Bahdi during the June 17 civil rights luncheon at its national convention alongside attorney Ben Crump, who was the keynote speaker and recipient of the Courage of Justice award. The committee is a civil rights organization working to defend the rights of Arab American and immigrant communities.

In making the award, it cited Bahdi’s outstanding leadership, scholarship, and commitment to the Arab community, her achievements and contributions to legal education, and her work to advance access to justice.

The Canada Arab Business Council presented Bahdi with its Outstanding Arab Canadian Achievement Award for contributions to the business and cultural fabric of Canada at its annual gala dinner, May 29. The council is a not-for-profit association focused on promoting trade and investment between Canada and the Arab world.

—Dalia Mazhar

Academic Area: