Rahim Sajan is an educator, entrepreneur and curator. He is currently a teacher at Discovering Choices High School, within the Calgary Board of Education. He co-founded TEDxCalgary in 2010 and currently serves as its Curator. He also founded and leads the Resourceful Human Project and co-founded Mapleshares, a small startup that focuses on producing investment vehicles. Rahim also serves as an advisor and speaker coach for the Dean's Talks at the Cumming School of Medicine.
A veteran educator, he specializes in architecting learning ecosystems that prepare people for an increasingly volatile, uncertain, and complex world. The Resourceful Human Project prepares youth and organizations for just such a world. His involvement within the K-12 School System, Dean's Talks, TEDxCalgary, and TED stems from his quest to create world-class multidisciplinary learning spaces, empower people and find solutions that respond to the complex needs of our time and place in history.
Rahim has worked as a volunteer educator with youth in Kenya and with a youth empowerment project that spanned five cities and towns within Tanzania. He has worked as a Learning Leader within the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement, as a teacher in a remote First Nation's community in Northern Alberta, and also within the Calgary Young Offenders Centre.
As a professional speaker Rahim has delivered keynote addresses to diverse audiences, including the Calgary City Teachers Convention, the Alberta Association of Medical Students, The Alberta Correctional Conference to the Distinguished Alumni address at the University of Calgary Alumni Conference, amongst others. He was honoured to serve as the distinguished alumnus at the 2015 convocation for Education Graduates at the University of Calgary.
Rahim is passionate about Canada. He fell in love with this country in the middle of Saskatchewan whilst riding his Motorcycle coast to coast soon after he became a teacher. He is passionate about the land, institutions and people that make up this pluralistic country. He believes the good fortune of his family started the day they immigrated to Canada in 1993 from Tanzania.
Rahim holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary, and is a graduate of Leadership Calgary.