Bassem, or as his students call him "BigB", is a graduate of Political Science, and has been teaching at the MRU General Education Department since 2016. Besides, Bassem has been a licensed immigration consultant since 2018. In addition to his academic and entrepreneurial repertoire, he is the founder of the Calgary Egyptian Association in 2012, many metal music bands since 1992, and currently a playwright, theatre assistant director and actor.
Bassem has been sitting on many boards, such as ANTYX Community Arts, Calgary Outlink, Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation, and the Calgary Arab Arts & Culture Society and also he is the chairperson of the board of the Calgary Justice Film Festival and the Arab Canadian Theatre, Kawalease ACT.
Bassem is a recipient of the Rozsa Foundation Arts Management Diploma and recently had his play “Interrogation” performed on stage by the Arab Canadian Theatre. It was the first play in Canada performed in Egyptian dialect.
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