Noura Sheikhalzoor


My name is Noura Sheikhalzoor. I’m originally Syrian born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I graduated from the dietetics program from the United Arab Emirates University. I then immigrated to Canada with my family. I have always been interested in cultures (including foods, beliefs, celebrations, and more). I then studied at Ryerson University and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. I felt always different but in a positive way sharing my culture, food and celebrations. I talked about topics on food security, Ramadan and diabetes, Muslim community in Saskatoon, and more. I’m still interested in learning about cultures, and this is what I learn from my clients everyday. I also mentor a group of dietetic students on PCOS and cultural sensitivity. I believe we have a lot of work to do to learn, unlearn, and relearn and have an open mind testing our own beliefs and biases and understanding others.

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