Muhannad joined Ecojustice in June 2022 as the Director of Law Reform.
Driven by the lack of government action to tackle environmental racism and injustice, Muhannad decided to become an environmental justice campaigner to help create lasting systemic change. Muhannad previously led Environmental Defence’s toxics program effectively advocating for reforming Canada’s cornerstone pollution prevention law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), and strengthening corporate policies to protect workers and eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products. As a Senior Climate Campaigner at Stand.earth, he also spearheaded campaigns to challenge global fashion brands to phase out the use of coal and other fossil fuels from their supply chains and actively advocate for a just energy transition in countries where their manufacturing is concentrated.
Muhannad has a BSc in Human Biology and a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto and has published research on the effects of vaping and tobacco control policies. Muhannad teaches global health governance and advocacy courses within the Department of Health Sciences at McMaster University.