Islamic Chaplain Bio

Shelby Haque

Religious Affiliation

Educational History

  • B.MSc. 2003
  • M.D. 2004
  • M.B.A. 2010

Joined the U of A

Why I am a Chaplain at the U of A
Every evil action on earth is the result of a diseased heart. It is only a sick heart that can steal, lie, cheat and senselessly harm others. However, there are enlightened humans who have removed these diseases from their hearts and are luminaries in our times. These spiritual cardiologists can help us cure our sick hearts. I am not a cardiologist (medically nor metaphysically) but I know where to find them.

Current focus at the U of A
I am primarily interested in helping students and staff at the University of Alberta meet their spiritual needs. I am also interested in developing a fusion of best management practices from Islamic tradition and modern management theory.

Other passions and interests
I enjoy anything in the outdoors. In the summer, I can be found mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and camping with my wife and six kids. In the winter, we like all manners of skiing and snowboarding. I work as a full time emergency physician at a local hospital in Edmonton and also enjoy global travelling whenever possible.