A passionate teacher who strived to make a difference in his community, Abshir Hassan was a hard-working and caring individual well known and admired for his work with youth. As a dedicated student Abshir earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from York’s Faculty of Health and then his Bachelor of Education degree from York’s Faculty of Education. At the time of his death, Abshir was working on his MEd, with plans to pursue his PhD at York.
Abshir taught in several local schools where he was a role model, leader and mentor to his students. He also mentored students as a volunteer in after-school programs with Success Beyond Limits and made a point to let students in the community know the value of education and continuous learning.
The Abshir Hassan Undergraduate Entrance Award for Excellence in Community Service and The Abshir Hassan Graduate Award for Excellence in Community Service are two ways that Abshir’s legacy will continue to inspire students and make positive change in their communities.
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