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Ahmad, Nahid (1941–)

A psychologist by training, Nahid Ahmad has made outstanding contributions in Health Care and in the field of immigrant women and visible minority women. Born near Bhagalpur, Bihar (British India), on July 5, 1941, and raised in Pakistan, Ms. Ahmad has been a resident of Saskatchewan since 1966. Appointed to the Royal University Hospital Foundation Board in 1995 and serving as chairperson from 1998 to 2001, she was pivotal in raising money to acquire equipment for, and support research at, this teaching hospital.

Ms. Ahmad served as a board member of the Community Clinic and of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada, and as president of the Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Chapter) from 1987 to 1990. She also served on the Immigration and Citizenship committee of the Multicultural Council of the Saskatoon Health District. Through the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Chapter, she helped three refugee families from Kosovo settle in Saskatoon. She received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2002.

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