Layla Khawatmi, senior Environmental Health Management student, Canadian University Dubai, was invited by Dr. Rashed Karkain, Founder, Sustainable Development Research and Training Institute, and Professor, Canadian University Dubai, to be a guest on his talk show "Young Environmental and Sustainability Leaders.”
Speaking to her environmental and sustainability achievements, Ms. Khawatmi shared her success in the community and her involvement with voluntary activities, academics, and innovation. Part of her discussion with Dr. Karkain also touched on how youth have become more conscious, more caring, and more concerned about protecting their environment to ensure the sustainability of public health.
Ms. Khawatmi originally enrolled at Canadian University Dubai (CUD) to learn more about food safety when she took courses that touched on water treatment, air pollution, and waste management. These courses broadened her horizons and opened her eyes to what she didn’t know, pushing her further into the direction of wanting to help the planet.
CUD offers over 30 programs in a variety of industries that introduce students to a wide range of disciplines. The Bachelor of Environmental Health Management prepares students for the technical and professional demands of careers in the field of Environment, Human Health, Safety, Healthcare Institutions, and Research. It also gives students the chance to be actively involved within their communities, through the planning and execution of environmental and health projects.
When asked about what advice she has to offer future leaders, Ms. Khawatmi said: “Never stop at one thing. Even if you have an idea, always try to improve it. Always try to seek advice from people with more knowledge to enhance it and achieve more. Reach for the sky.”
About Sustainable Development Research and Training Institute
Sustainable Development Research and Training Institute offers quality all-round education and knowledge via training programs both as synchronous and asynchronous; as well as workshops to individuals and employees of both private and public sectors in addition to scholars, researchers, and students from varied backgrounds. The organization operates under the umbrella of Dubai's SME, as part of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid's Program and is licensed by Dubai's Economic Development Department and approved by Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
About Canadian University Dubai
Canadian University Dubai, established in 2006, is a higher academic intuition located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ranked 42nd overall in the Arab region and 9th in the UAE (according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings), CUD offers a broad range of academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels based on the Canadian curriculum and serves as a gateway for students to pursue higher education, research, and employment opportunities in Canada.