KOUROSH HOUSHMAND- FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Kourosh is a recipient of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 for his work in education entrepreneurship, journalism, and development efforts in sub-saharan Africa. He has also been awarded as one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders in 2015. He has been quoted and published by over 120 national and international media outlets including the BBC, Globe & Mail, TVO and National Post for his student voice advocacy which led him to establish the Toronto Star Student Hub– a collection of aspiring student journalist working with Canada’s largest publication. At 17 years old, Kourosh was an elected Student Trustee At the Toronto District School Board and the Vice-President of Ontario Student Trustees representing over 2.6 million students across the province. In 2012, Kourosh inspired over 15,000 students across Canada to participate in Stick It to Fast Food, an organized boycott of fast food in schools. Kourosh also shares a passion for education reform which led him to founding Education Rediscovered– a content driven student organization for global education reform. In 2014, he conducted an exclusively interview with Noam Chomsky at MIT. Kourosh serves as the Chief Student Advisory at the MaRS Discovery District and is currently studying Ethics, Society & Law and Political Science at the University of Toronto.

Kourosh is a recipient of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 for his work in education entrepreneurship, journalism, and development efforts in sub-saharan Africa. He has also been awarded as one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders in 2015. He has been quoted and published by over 120 national and international media outlets including the BBC, Globe & Mail, TVO and National Post for his student voice advocacy which led him to establish the Toronto Star Student Hub– a collection of aspiring student journalist working with Canada’s largest publication. At 17 years old, Kourosh was an elected Student Trustee At the Toronto District School Board and the Vice-President of Ontario Student Trustees representing over 2.6 million students across the province. In 2012, Kourosh inspired over 15,000 students across Canada to participate in Stick It to Fast Food, an organized boycott of fast food in schools. Kourosh also shares a passion for education reform which led him to founding Education Rediscovered– a content driven student organization for global education reform. In 2014, he conducted an exclusively interview with Noam Chomsky at MIT. Kourosh serves as the Chief Student Advisory at the MaRS Discovery District and is currently studying Ethics, Society & Law and Political Science at the University of Toronto.