Brock launches bursary, lecture series, memorial in honour of memory of Yosif Al-Hasnawi

July 29, 2021
Brock University has launched the Yosif Al-Hasnawi Memorial Bursary in honour of the memory of Yosif Al-Hasnawi, a Brock student who died after being shot trying to help a stranger. The bursary will be awarded to students in financial need, with the goal of having it be permanently endowed. Brock director of human rights and equity Leela MadhavaRau said that Brock has also created a lecture series in honour of Al-Hasnawi, intends to award him a post-humous certificate of courage that will be displayed on campus, and is attempting to have a bench on campus named in his honour. “He should not have died and we want to remember him and ensure that his name continues to be spoken,” said Brock sociology professor Margot Francis. CBC | The Hamilton Spectator (ON)