Alumnus Khan earns Top-40-Under-40 honour for advocacy work

University of Lethbridge alumnus Manwar Khan (BSc ’07) has been named to Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 list of the most influential young leaders in Edmonton.

Khan, a Government of Alberta employee, has been an active community advocate against violence and bullying since witnessing and intervening to stop a deadly attack against a fellow commuter on an Edmonton LRT train in December 2012. He is leading a movement in Alberta as an anti-bullying activist to create awareness against bullying and to encourage people not to be bystanders when they see such type of incidents taking place.

His anti-bullying campaign, Do Not Be A Bystander, has hosted more than 15 rallies in cities across the Alberta, garnering support from the mayors of Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge.

“I share this award with my family, friends and all the people who are making positive differences in Albertans’ lives,” says Khan.

Sponsored by Global Edmonton, the Avenua Magazine Top 40 under 40 - 2016 award presentation ceremony  was held on November 1, 2016, at Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton.

The full text of Khan's citation can be found in Avenue Magazine.