Kourosh Houshmand

Kourosh Houshmand



Past-Vice President Public, Ontario Student Trustees Association
Founder and President, Solar For Life

Kourosh Houshmand is a former Student Trustee for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Vice-President of the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association Public Board, representing a collective 2.6 million students. He is a recognized student leader in Canadian public education and has been interviewed and published by over 120 major Canadian and international media outlets.
Kourosh is also the Founder and President of Solar for Life – an entirely student run not-for-profit organization that aims to provide access to clean and affordable energy to impoverished communities across the world through solar panels. Solar for Life also provides renewable energy education to underprivileged regions. The organization’s preliminary project is in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Kourosh hopes to see a complete education overhaul by 2030. He says “We need to remove the hierarchy of math and sciences that were implemented by the industrial revolution to include creative arts, which are at the bottom right now.”