The University of Western Ontario, Canada, has announced two Scholarly grants in honor of Salman Afzal and Madiha Salman, who were killed along with two other family members in the June 6 terrorist attack in Ontario.

This award helps people remember how Madiha Salman and her husband Salman lived better as people who support inclusiveness, value education, and build their community.

The Madiha Salman Memorial Fellowship in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering is awarded annually to full-time graduate students who have enrolled in a doctorate or master’s degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, whose research is in environmental engineering.

Madiha received her Master of Science in Engineering from Western Ontario University and was pursuing a PhD in Environmental Engineering.

The university posthumously awarded Madiha a Ph.D. in its virtual graduation ceremony held in June.

The university has also established the Salman Afzal Memorial Fellowship in Physiotherapy, which is awarded annually to full-time graduate students enrolled in doctoral or master’s degrees in health and rehabilitation. Priority will be given to students pursuing physical therapy management, research and/or innovation. Salman received his master’s degree from Western University in 2010 and has worked as a physical therapist in nursing homes.

The Pakistani-Origin couple, Who migrated to Canada many years back, were walking on a sidewalk in West London Ontario with their 15-year-old daughter, nine-year-old son, and mother on the evening of June 6 when they were hit by a truck. According to the police, the driver targeted them based on religious hate.

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