Dr. Ahmed inspired a whole generation of Muslim high school and university students through the example he set for others to follow. He excelled at academics, gained admission to Medical School at the highly competitive University of Toronto, and concurrently led Muslim organizations on campus. His on campus leadership included organizing some of the first Canadian Muslim basketball tournaments in Toronto while being immersed in his studies and clinical rotations.
Dr. Ahmed is now an Ophthalmologist and is recognized as one of the world’s most experienced complex eye surgeons. He is known not only for being at the leading edge of innovative treatments, but for developing new techniques and surgical devices. Other eye surgeons now reach for Ahmed Diamond Knives and the Ahmed Segment. He is also on the editorial board of six ophthalmology journals and has presented at over 550 medical conferences in Canada and around the world.
Number of Awards: 1
Award Amount: $10,000
Applications Open: February 1st, 2020
Applications Close: April 15th, 2020
1. Self-identify as Muslim
2. Have attained an overall average of 90% or higher from Grade 9 to current Grade (12), calculated from a valid high-school transcript
3. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
4. Demonstrate involvement and leadership in extra-curricular activities at school
5. Demonstrate involvement in volunteer initiatives that have a positive impact on the Muslim community and Canadian society