Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MPP Hon Reza Moridi, Richmond Hill

Lord, with the portfolio that has been given to Resa, we ask You, Our Lord, to grant a breadth of understanding to equip him for the many strategic decisions that are required . We ask for pertinent knowledge to guide in these with awareness of the need for the common good. We pray that You will give him integrity in the performance of his responsibilities. May he have input from the persons who can be of benefit to him. Please give him the physical strength to persevere through the rigors of his assignment. May his family be blessed for sharing him in public office. May he call on You for help when he is not certain of what direction to take.  We ask these things in the Name of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Reza Moridi currently serves as Minister of Research, Innovation and Science.  Moridi was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2007 as MPP for Richmond Hill. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014. Prior to that, he was Minister of Research and Innovation, as well as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Moridi has served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, and the Minister of Research and Innovation. He was the Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Education, Skills and Economy and has served on the parliamentary committees on Public Accounts, General Government and Justice Policy.
Moridi has introduced parliamentary motions proclaiming the first day of spring as Nowruz, February 21st as International Mother Language Day and May 1st as Doctors’ Day in Ontario. He also introduced a private member’s bill to amend the Municipal Act 2001 to provide that the Chair and CEO of York Region must be elected by popular vote.  He led government bills through the House and Committees to establish the Ontario College of Trades and Algoma University and to amend the College’s Collective Bargaining Act with respect to part-time staff .
Reza Moridi is a graduate of Tehran University, Iran (BSc and MSc) and Brunel University London, UK (MTech and PhD).  Moridi was elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics and admitted as Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology of the UK.  In recognition of his contributions to the understanding of nuclear materials and radiation, the Canadian Nuclear Society presented him with the Education and Communication Award.  Also, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of Health Physics, the Health Physics Society of the USA designated him as a Fellow of the Society.  For his extensive community and humanitarian work, Moridi has received numerous awards and recognition.

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