Durdana Islam

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Dr. Durdana Islam is a mother of two, an academic, and an activist who is passionate about social and environmental issues.

Durdana has a Ph.D in Natural Resource and Environmental Management from the University of Manitoba, where she received a number of scholarships and grants for her doctoral research. She received her first master’s degree from Royal Roads University in Canada and her second master’s with academic distinction from the Australian National University. She has now worked as an instructor at the University of Winnipeg for several years.

Durdana is an award-winning climate change researcher, who understands the future our children will face if we don’t take action now. She is working towards a Manitoba where real action on climate change protects our lakes and rivers while supporting thousands of green jobs as we transform to a more efficient and sustainable economy.

Durdana is also sensitive to the obstacles other women and people of colour may face. As a Bangladeshi-Canadian, she has overcome many challenges to build a home for her family here in Manitoba.

Now Durdana is committed to fighting for families in Seine River. Living in south Winnipeg, Durdana feels deeply the loss of the Victoria Hospital emergency room. She is strongly opposed to Pallister's reckless cuts to hospitals, and believes the best way to care for Seine River families is to make health care a top priority.

As a mother, Durdana also knows how important it is to invest in affordable child care spaces and stronger schools. These investments are critical to giving our children the best possible start in life.


Address: 1295 Pembina Highway

Phone: 204-955-3164

Email: durdana.islam@mbndp.ca