From helping to establish a university in the mountains of Central Asia to attending Harvard Law School and working with the United Nations refugee agency in the Middle East, Malik Ladhani (BSocSci ’14) is carving out a life full of global engagement.
Reflecting on the turning points that set him on this path, he recalls an inspiring speech by His Highness the Aga Khan in 2012. Upon receiving an honorary doctorate from uOttawa, the Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network addressed the University community. He touched on a topic Ladhani was studying in one of his courses: the role constitutions play in protecting rights and promoting stability.
“It was at that moment I felt that law would be the best path to explore my interests in both minority rights and refugee protection,” said Ladhani, whose parents came to Canada as refugees from Uganda in 1972.
When he graduated from uOttawa in 2014, he wanted to gain more life experience before going to law school – and not just to take a year off, but to make the year count.
Read more at the source: University of Ottawa / Rhea Laube