A native of Somalia whose family settled in Toronto in 1989, Mohamed Shuriye came to Montreal after finishing high school in 2003 to study at Concordia, where his involvement in student life was immediate. He is completing a BA Honours in Political Science and a Minor in Western Civilization and Culture.
While maintaining a successful academic standing, Mohamed became the Vice-President of Finance of the Arts and Science Federation of Associations (ASFA). During this period, he was also a Residence Assistant at Hingston Hall for 145 fellow students. In 2005, Mohamed was elected President of the Concordia Student Union (CSU).
Mohamed recently founded a not-for-profit organization, Youth Action Montreal, to stimulate youth action on climate change, and is a Student Success Mentor for students at Concordia. While at Concordia, he participated in the UN Youth Leaders Conference on the World Bank and the Harvard-MIT Negotiations and Disputes Seminar.