Although coming to Canada for only a one year contract he immediately fell in love with Canada. He loved the openness of the people, the change of seasons, but he particularly enjoyed the landscape of Northern Ontario. As his children grew so did his love for Canada as well as his career. It was in Laurentian university where he went on to publish numerous papers and explore the world with numerous sabbaticals that to him too far off places. It was on one of his sabbaticals that he updated the syllabus of Pakistan University in a program developed by the UNO. He retired in 1998 as full professor. Till this day he holds the distinguished title of Professor Emeritus.
His fondness for exploring has lead him to exotic countries such as China, Russia, and Malaysia just to name a few. But his greatest love for travel was fulfilled in his travel across Canada from coast to coast.
His love for education is demonstrated in his vast library of books from all over the world and in topics ranging from history, art, poetry, and religion. As well, he has made numerous sacrifices to ensure the higher education of all three of his children as well as supporting his wife while she achieved receiving not one but three degrees. It is this passion for education that has inspired this scholarship. Dr. S.M.S. Ahmed lives in Mississauga today with his wife close to all three of his children and 4 grandchildren.
SMSA Love for All: Is inspired by his love for the people of the world and the Board is looking for candidates that share his philosophy and life experience: contributing to those in need from their community, in spite of their own adversity.
SMSA Peace for All: is inspired by the Refugee story: The board is looking for any student of higher education, such as a PhD candidate that comes from a refugee community.