Mishal Arif is a Royal Roads master’s candidate and a dedicated research technologist at the Centre for Innovation and Research into Unmanned Systems (CIRUS) at SAIT. She specializes in developing innovative solutions using remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) for a wide range of industry applications.
Mishal recognized a disaster risk reduction need for an Indigenous community and developed a unique research opportunity under the mentorship of subject matter experts at SAIT. Mishal’s final year capstone paper focuses on the role of advance technology in disaster risk reduction for marginalized communities. She also is a dedicated volunteer of Canadian Red Cross and has worked with various organizations to help promote disaster risk reduction and community engagement.