Kashif Masud Awan

Kashif Masud Awan

A PhD student from University of Ottawa, who worked in SUPARCO, Karachi as well as served as a lecturer in Iqra University, Karachi. He tweets @kashifmasudawan (twitter.com/KashifMasudAwan)

I thought Canada was a tolerant country but I was wrong…

It was March 13, 2014 – a pleasant morning in Ottawa, the capital of Canada – when I boarded an OcTranspo bus from the University of Ottawa to go to Carleton University for some laboratory experiments. I was very happy since my wife and child were to join me in Canada within three days after almost 10 months. They had faced some trouble with getting a visa initially and at one point I had almost thought of quitting my PhD fellowship. So it was with a feeling of contentment that everything was finally sorted and there would be a smooth road ahead, that I ...

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