Ali Shamaee joined the Institute for Work & Health in July 2019 as a strategic foresight specialist and project coordinator. He is currently working with Dr. Arif Jetha on a project examining how the future of work may positively and negatively affect young people with disabilities.
As a social designer and foresight strategist, Shamaee incorporates multidisciplinary approaches of design and foresight to help multiple stakeholders make better sense of the future and design corresponding policies and strategies. He has conducted several foresight projects over the last 10 years.
Shamaee holds a master's of design (MDes) in strategic foresight and innovation from OCAD University in Toronto. He also holds a master's degree in management of technology.