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.

In addition, Lama received great media attention where she appeared in many Arabic & Canadian media sources such as: href="" target="_blank">Al Arabiya TV, MBC TV, Jordan TV, Roya TV, DOLCE Magazine, The Vancouver Observer newspeper, Radio Canada International and many others in multiple countries. You may find all Lama’s TV appearances, magazines & newspaper articles on

After switching her career to media in 2010, she obtained two certificates from Al-Jazeera Training & Development Center in "Introduction to TV Presentation" and "TV Talk Show Presentation"

Lama is bilingual, she speaks both Arabic and English fluently.

A tweet about Lama by HRH Princes Dina Mired of Jordan on Twitter

Interview with Lama Aggad on Sabah AlArabiya
AlArabiya Channel in Dubai

The Vancouver Observer:
Lama Aggad, the Canadian Arab Muslim 'Oprah or Ellen'

Read Lama's interview with Al-Wattan news paper on Aug. 11 2011 (Arabic)

Also check Lama TV in the Canadian and Arabic media sources

Follow Lama on Twitter