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Years: Vanier Scholarship and Emotion

years: Ivy league schools and high-profile institutions across the world have been trying to recruit him for years, according to National Observer. But he loves Canada and wants to build a life here. ; That's why he says it has been heartbreaking to have found himself in limbo awaiting approval for permanent residency. He has since achieved many educational accolades, including winning a prestigious Vanier scholarship. He's been waiting over a year for his application to be processed with no end in sight. I feel very discriminated, I feel very singled out, Sojahrood said, fighting back emotion. And it's all because he is from Iran. ( As reported in the news.