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Laurier PhD student recognized as mental health leader

Amar Ghelani was presented with a $7,500 Hilary M. Weston Scholarship
Laurier's Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
FILE PHOTO. Laurier's Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work. Blair Adams/KitchenerToday

The provincial government is recognizing two graduate students with the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship for their outstanding work and contributions to the study of mental health.

One of the recipients is Amar Ghelani, a PhD student in the faculty of social work at Wilfrid Laurier University.

He is working toward his Doctorate in Philosophy and Social Work at Laurier and expects to graduate in 2023.

Ghelani's interest in social work actually stems from his childhood, where he felt there were gaps in the support provided to him by professionals and became passionate about helping others through similar challenges.

The other scholarship went to Zana London, a Master of Social Work student at the University of Toronto and clinical pharmacist.

The scholarships were presented virtually Monday by the Lieutenant Governor, several government ministers and the Honourable Hilary Weston.

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