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Ashad Mukadam

Ashad Mukadam was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and he still makes this city his home with his parents, Nizar and Nasim, and his brother, Ayuz. After finishing high school in June of 2001, he went on to the University of Calgary in September of that year, where he finished his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2005 with a major in Management Information Systems. He worked in the IT field for a while, but realized that he enjoyed writing. His passion for writing led him to return to school in September of 2008, where he attended the University of Calgary. He finished his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies, With Distinction, in April of 2010, and graduated in June of that year. After he finished, he took some time to volunteer with CJSW and The Gauntlet to help him prepare for the world of journalism, while he also helped out as a blogger for the Ismaili Soccer League to help him improve his blogging and writing skills. From September 2012 to May 2013, he worked in different positions, being a marketer for a fitness company from September to November 2012, and a freelance journalist for various publications around Southern Alberta from October 2012 to May 2013. Also, from April 2013 to July 2014, he tried his hand at a database development and consulting business, but decided to end that because he just wasn’t interested in returning to the IT field, especially the programming aspects of it. Now, he is focused full-time on his writing, specifically on writing books, and his photography business.