Waheed died Jan. 30, 2021, peacefully at home in Chevy Chase, Md., after a protracted battle with cancer. 

He grew up in a suburb of Montreal, Quebec, and attended John Abbott College. At Princeton Waheed lived in Butler College and majored in philosophy. His friends remember him for his sharp intellect, his wit, and his loyalty to family and friends. He was open to thoughtful debate on any topic from fashion to philosophy, and he could shoot a mean game of pool. His thesis adviser recalled him as “very enthusiastic and argumentative, but in a thoroughly charming way.” 

He later earned a Ph.D. at Harvard, before teaching at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a visiting fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton before returning to Canada to teach at the University of Toronto. His research focused on political philosophy as well as business ethics, with particular attention to the ways in which market society interacts with liberal democracy. 

Waheed is survived by his wife, Tina Ghosh ’95; their children, Afsaneh and Zinedine; and many other family members.

Undergraduate Class of 1995