Bushra Ebadi is a social innovator focused on designing sustainable, innovative solutions to complex global challenges using her multidisciplinary background and skills in design and systems thinking, policy analysis and mixed methods research. She has co-created refugee housing and integration strategies for arrival cities around the world, including Toronto and Paris.

Prior to joining CIGI, Bushra was a journal editor and designer for the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group, a Paris summer innovation fellow, compliance analyst for the G20 Research Group and a humanitarian affairs intern at the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Secretariat — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva. She currently serves as a youth adviser for the Canadian Commission for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Bushra holds a joint B.A. (Honours) in political science and philosophy with a double minor in French and management from McGill University and a Master of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs.