Salima Versi is a PhD candidate in the University of Alberta’s Religious Studies Program. Her general focus is Islamic studies, but her research more specifically examines Nizari Isma'ilism, particularly in Canada. In addition, Salima is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, where she specialized in spiritual care, cross-cultural counselling, and women’s issues. Added to these professional qualification is a commitment social justice and community service.
She is actively involved the community at the University of Alberta, her own Ismaili community, the Muslim ummah, and the broader Edmonton community. Within her own Ismaili Muslim community, she is an Alwaeza, which is a scholar, preacher, and spiritual care giver.