Salman Afzaal earned a masters degree in health sciences from Western in 2010 and worked as a physiotherapist. Western has established a scholarship to honour his memory.
Western University has launched scholarships in honour of Western student Madiha Salman and alumni Salman Afzaal, who were killed in an anti-Muslim attack, and has posthumously awarded Salman a doctorate. The Madiha Salman Memorial Scholarship in Civil and Environmental Engineering will be given to a female graduate student who is an advocate for inclusion and who is enrolled in doctoral or master’s studies in the department of civil and environmental engineering. The Salman Afzaal Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy will be awarded to a graduate student in health and rehabilitation sciences, with preference for those involved in leadership, research, and/or innovation in physical therapy. “We hope these scholarships will help to carry on the incredibly positive legacies they have left at Western,” said Western president Alan Shepard.