hanieh tohidi - Concordia ccpa student representative
Hanieh has an M.A in Visual Communication and taught at the University level for three years. Teaching art at Tehran Internation International School helped her to notice the hardships that students with different cultural backgrounds may experience through integration and adaptation to a new culture. She found her passion for going beyond teaching: containing students' emotional experiences, improving students' mental health, and increasing their resilience and coping skills through art. After moving to Canada, she started to pursue her Master's degree in Creative Art Therapy at Concordia University. She is also currently an art therapy intern at Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre. Honieh is interested in multiculturalism and has volunteered for two years in Montreal Children's Hospital, The Center for Arts for Human development and Native Women's Shelter of Montreal. Volunteering has provided her the opportunity of assisting successful music and drama therapists and getting to know other modalities in her field. She hopes to work with children and families of first nations and also immigrants, and refugees after graduation.