Profiles

JOY JOHNSON TAKES OVER AS SFU PRESIDENT

Simon Fraser University’s Board of Governors announced in January, after an extensive 9-month international search, that Dr. Joy Johnson will be the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. She succeeds Andrew Petter, who had a tenure that spanned a decade, and began her term in September.

Sukhmeet Sachal Leads Volunteer Youth in Covid-19 Education and Outreach

“It all began when I went to the Gurdwara one day, and I saw that a lot of the elders were not wearing masks,” Sukhmeet explains. “We already know the evidence-based information that elders are more prone to getting Covid-19, and so seeing elders come into the Gurdwara not wearing masks concerned me, especially being a public health professional and medical student. So that’s when I decided I need to do something about it. Hence, I started this initiative.”

KABIR BHAGARIA – Embracing Change and Proactivity in a Time of Crisis 

“The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone, in any role, is to learn how to influence people to change their behavior. I took some conflict resolution courses as part of my Masters, and it taught me that the secret to solving issues was to ensure that you are truly listening to what someone’s concerns or issues are before you try and come up with solutions. It’s something I try and teach my kids as well. The pandemic is really bringing that into focus.” 

Manroop Clair Has The Focus and Drive To Succeed

Until the Covid-19 pandemic shut down college and university sports. 6’2” fifth-year guard, Manroop Clair with the UBC Thunderbirds, had been on a tear, scoring 39 points against Western in March of this year. Drishti Magazine sits down with Manroop to learn more about his background, accomplishments, and aspirations. 

Anjali Dhaliwal’s Social and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Anjali Dhaliwal has already accomplished much in her eighteen years. She has started a local business: Nutri Lip Balms, to raise awareness and funds for climate change. She is an in-demand presenter, speaking at various schools, conferences, radio programs, and podcasts. And Anjali is already an accomplished artist.