Faiza R'Guiba is a 37-year-old woman but above all she is a mother of two children. She is a residential real estate broker with her own Ecodesign studio.
Faiza is active in politics and media in Montreal. She is an architect by training and is completing her second bachelor's degree by accumulating a certificate in order to further expand her knowledge of international political economy, which was her first academic focus.
In 2011 she completed her university degree in Sustainable Energy Resources at UQAM, then, in 2013, she began studying International Relations at the Université de Sherbrooke in order to specialize in geopolitics of energy. To deepen her knowledge, she also attends the French University SciencesPo and the University Panthéon-Assas Paris II through online distance learning courses.
She is committed to equity issues, which explains her commitment to human rights and social and environmental justice.
In her spare time, Faiza practices urban agriculture and participates in ecological activities such as wildlife and floristic identifying. In 2012, her civic involvement enabled the Cumberland Wetlands Protection Association Fund to win two (2) Phoenixes. This is one of the best environmental awards awarded in Quebec. This allowed the association to have the study area in Saint George de Beauce classified as a Cumberland Nature Reserve.
She is currently a lecturer and researcher on new eco-responsible practices in the field of energy applied to buildings and food safety. It has been requested by working groups such as the Working Group on Urban Agriculture to submit briefs to the Public Consultation Office of Montreal and the commission on energy issues in Quebec.
To better understand the energy issues as well as the Housing issue (In Aboriginal and local communities) as part of the Development of Northern Quebec, Faiza conducted a 15-day field research project. She can be described as a woman in the field who has had a lot of experience. This makes her feel more concerned about the issues facing her community.
She is interested in international trade issues: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the circular economy and the social housing issue.
Her involvement in Canadian politics led her to work with the Green Party of Canada in 2013, during the Bourassa by-elections. She also completed a 4-month internship at the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa where she had the opportunity to familiarize herself with and practice the parliamentary and partisan dynamics of the House of Commons, with the government and the Official Opposition.