Lama Aggad Entrepreneur. Public Speaker. Media Presenter
Lama is a graduate from York University majoring in Information
Technology and has over 8 years of Canadian work experience. Shifting
her career from IT to journalism was a reaction of censorship she faced
when writing an article in Excalibur newspaper at York University in
Toronto. In addition to her belief in freedom of expression, Lama’s
commitment involves bridging the gap between East and West and
minimizing the social political and religious stereotyping against Arabs.
In Dec. 2011 Lama Aggad founded Lama TV as an on-line media platform
initiative to create bridges and share knowledge between Arabs in
Canada and the Middle East through social media, in the hope of facilitating dialogue on issues that
matter to people from different backgrounds. Through Lama TV, Lama has given a voice to Canadian
Arabs who have been left out of the Canadian discussion. She is currently a media producer and television
presenter of Lama TV, a weekly Canadian/Arabic talk show in Toronto on Omni Television.
Through Lama TV, Lama have produced two short videos for the West Asia and North Africa forum (chaired by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan) about Canadian Arabs and their views on how they integrated into Canadian society whilst maintaining their Arabic identity and heritage. Lama has also interviewed HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of the Hussein Cancer foundation in Canada, who spoke about Cancer care in Jordan and the Middle East.