Aug 31, 2017
Nevine Yassa
Rising out of the Ashes

Nevine Yassa Biography


My first involvement with Rotary was through Rotaract as I was a member of  the Rotaract of Heliopolis, in Cairo, Egypt and translated the Rotaract Constitution from English to Arabic.  It was published and distributed in the middle East in 1983.

I then joined the Rotary Club of Scarborough  in 1999.  My passion was international committees and was involved in various Global Grants between RCScarborough and various districts around the world  ex Canada and Ethiopia; Canada and Sudan; Canada and Egypt.

I have a degree in English Literature from the University of Alexandria, Egypt.  I also obtained a degree in simultaneous translation from The American University in Cairo.  My work experience was mainly in fashion working  as a fashion coordinator with the Wool House which gave me extensive opportunities of travelling around the world attending fashion shows and coming back to share the knowledge with the Egyptian private and public sectors in Egypt.  I then diverted to Education.

 I went to Queens University for a third degree which was a Bachelor degree  in Education and then started my Masters in Education.  As my husband had to pursue a  fellowship in Northern Ontario for his studies, I opted on completing my Masters degree at Lakehead University rather than continuing part time at Queens University.  I was  then accepted to do my PhD at OISE and published a paper in 1999  in Research in Drama Education in preparation to pursue a career at the University level.  However, due to family reasons I deferred the proposal of a doctorate for a year, and then decided to teach at the school level.

I teach French and still pursue my passion for fashion  and Rotary.