Salma Lakhani

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Salma Lakhani
NationalityCanadian
Known forFirst Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canada

Salma Lakhani is a Canadian businessperson and philanthropist. She will be the next Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. She will also be the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canada.[1]

Early life and education[change | change source]

Lakhani was born in Uganda. In 1972, the leader of Uganda made all Asian people leave the country. Because of this, she and her husband moved to Edmonton in 1977, from the United Kingdom.[2] She got a bachelor's degree with honours from the University of Manchester. She studied clinical biochemistry.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alberta businesswoman Salma Lakhani named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada". The Canadian Press. The Globe and Mail. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  2. Kellogg, Alan (9 June 2007). "Lifetime of service rewards distinguished doctor". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 30 June 2020.