Dr. Baobaid earned his doctoral degree from the Institute of Psychology at the University of Erlangen Nuremberg in Germany. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration in Canada (MRCSSI) and adjunct professor at Western University. For thirty years, Dr. Baobaid has conducted research on families and children and youth at risk of violence, developing culturally appropriate responses in Yemen and Canada. Dr. Baobaid is the recipient of the first Arab Ambassadors’ Award, which honours the achievements of Arab Canadians in their respective fields, the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the 2012 Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction, among others. Prior to coming to Canada, Dr. Baobaid was the head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Sana’a, Yemen.