Profiles

GURJINDER BHURJI – GROWTH, SUCCESS, AND GIVING BACK

Real estate professional and salon owner Gurjinder K. Bhurji knows from first-hand experience how difficult it is for people to afford housing in today’s market. Gurjinder moved to Surrey when she was seven years old and became an active member of the community, and raised four children of her own.

JAS SALH – INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

Jas Salh is an investment advisor and leader in the community she proudly serves. She considers herself to be a wealth advisor, as her business covers every aspect of her client’s financial journey from birth to retirement and beyond. While her business is thriving today, the road to success has been challenging, involving a lot of sweat, tears, and late nights tasks.

SANDEEP SHARMA- CAIB, CRM

At HUB, Sandeep is part of a high-performing team dedicated to providing each client, big or small, with the best options presently available in today’s challenging insurance marketplace.

JINDI SINGH EMBODIES THE VALUES OF KHALSA AID

Jindi Singh is the National Director in Canada for Khalsa Aid. “I was part of the original team in the UK where Khalsa Aid was founded by Ravi (Singh),” Jindi recalls. “Prior to Khalsa Aid, we had done some small projects in Slough, but we also knew there were needs beyond our town.

JASMINE MANDER EARNS NATIONAL HONORS 

Jasmine Mander recently won an award from the Women’s Executive Network (WXN): Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Awards in Arts, Sports & Entertainment. The award recognizes women who have shaped Canadian thinking, communications, and culture. Jasmine is a former elite-level soccer player and has coached in the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System , and is currently a  coach educator for BC Soccer, and a BC Soccer Diversity and Inclusion committee member.

JAYSON HILCHIE – VIDEO GAMES HELPING US TO STAY CONNECTED

“Canadians are finding ways to stay connected and engage their minds in positive ways; they are looking for joy and entertainment in what can only be characterized as one of the most difficult times in modern human history. We have found that Canadian gamers recognize the power of play, and they are engaging more and more in the immersive and connected experiences that our industry creates. We will get through this period together, and video games will continue to be both an outlet for people but also an important way to keep them connected to their families and friends.”

—JAYSON HILCHIE, President & CEO, Entertainment Software Association of Canada

SATWINDER BAINS: OUR HAQ AND HISTORY

Dr. Satwinder Bains is the Director of the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) at the University of the Fraser Valley. SASI, which celebrated its 10th year of operations in 2017, has served as aa hub where scholars, community members, international visitors, and students come together to address issues impacting South Asian Canadian communities locally, nationally and internationally.