Imran Jaffer Memorial

Imran Jaffer Memorial Event on Saturday March 19

On Saturday, March 19, the Geography Department at Western Univeristy and the Imran Jaffer Foundation organized a memorial to celebrate the life of Imran Jaffer, a student in the Urban Development Program. At the event three announcements were made:  the establishment of a new undergraduate scholarship, a new internship opportunity, and the inaugural recipient of the internship.   

Starting in the Fall of 2016, the Imran Jaffer Memorial Award in Urban Development will be awarded annually to a full-time student entering Year 3, Honors Specialization of the Urban Development Program (UDP) or the combined UDP/Ivey program, with a 70% minimum average.  Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated active community leadership or volunteer involvement. This award was established through the Imran Jaffer Foundation (IJF)( , and the family and friends of Imran Jaffer in celebration of his life, and to recognize a student who shares Imran's qualities, values and interests.  The hope is that future students will receive the assistance they require to fulfil their dreams and aspirations. 

The IJF also facilitated the development of a summer internship with JLL, a leading financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management.  The internship will celebrate and recognize a third-year student in the Geography – Urban Development Program, or 3rd or 4th-year student in the Geography-UDP/Ivey HBA program, who shares similar qualities, values and interests to Imran, and will help them pursue their dreams and aspirations towards a fulfilling career in commercial real estate.  The inaugural recipient of the IJF-JLL Internship is Dianne Ramos, a 3rd-year student in the Urban Development program.