Canada announces university scholarships in memory of Pakistani family

Canada announces university scholarships in memory of Pakistani family

Canada announces university scholarships in memory of Pakistani family

In memory of the victims of the deadly hate attack in Canada last month, the Western University, also an alma mater of the victims has announced two new scholarships for students.

According to reports, Madiha Salman and Salman Afzaal the two out of four Pakistanis were killed in a dreadful event on June 6 in the Canadian city of Ontario which shocked and angered the Muslim community in India.

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Western University has established the Madiha Salman Memorial Scholarship in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The scholarship will be given each year to a female student enrolled in a doctoral or master’s programme within the department of civil and environmental engineering, specialization focus on environmental engineering.

Madiha had completed her Master’s in civil engineering from Western University and was close to completing her PhD before she was killed in Ontario. To recognize her work, the university awarded her a posthumous doctorate at its virtual ceremony.

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The varsity will also offer Salman Afzaal Memorial Scholarship in Physical therapy, named after Madiha’s husband, to a full-time graduate student studying in a doctoral or master's program in health and rehabilitation sciences.

Salman, who was working as a physiotherapist in Canada, had obtained his master's degree from Western in 2010.

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