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OT Alumna wins Young Alumni Award

Saara Bhanji

Occupational Therapy alumna Saara Bhanji, BA’07, MScOT’16, was presented with Western’s Young Alumni Award at the annual Alumni Awards of Merit Dinner on June 8, 2018. Saara was recognized for her passionate work in the area of social justice, that began long before she received a Western degree. While a student at Western, she co-founded the International Women’s Human Rights Project (student club), and has since participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program, run by the U.S. State Department, and received the Governor General’s Award for her dedication to advancing women’s equality in Canada. Congratulations, Saara.

About the Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni award recognizes significant contributions by an individual in their field of endeavour, whether through professional achievement or community service. The recipient is aged 40 or under, and sets an inspirational example for future young alumni.