Indo-Canadian Community Advisory Committee






Parm S. Bains, Community

Profession: Businessman

Educational Background: BSc (UBC)

Community Interests and Areas of Involvement: Social Work, Fundraising, Cultural Philanthropy

Research Interests: Agriculture, Economy, Canada-India Business

Kelly Chahal, Community

Profession: Probation Officer, Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General

Educational Background: BA and MA in Criminal Justice (UFV)

Community Interests and Areas of Involvement: UFV Alumni Board, Friends of UCFV Society, South Asian Community Consultative Group

Research Interests: Youth, Women, Immigration








Dr. Adrienne Chan,

Associate Vice President,

Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies


Professional designation/degrees: BA, MSW, PhD, RSW

Faculty/Department: Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies






Dr. Malwinder Singh Dhami, Community

Profession: Dentist

Educational Background: B.D.S (India), DMD (University of Manitoba)

Community Interests and Areas of Involvement: Helping students in achieving their educational goals, educational promotion, student scholarship programs, school presentations on oral health, practicum supervision.







Tok Herar, Community

Profession: Semi-retired businessman, Financial Planner

Educational Background: Faculty of Science (India), Insurance and Securities Certification

Community Interests and Areas of Involvement: Rotary, Masonic Order, Fundraising, District Recreation, Boy Scouts of Canada,

Research Interests: Finance and Sports







Ken Uppal, Community


Profession: Manager, Commercial Banking, CIBC

Educational Background: MBA (Guelph), Continuing Studies (UBC)

Community Interests and Areas of Involvement: Community Affairs

Research Interests: Asian Studies

Paul Wadhawan, Community

Profession: Businessman

Educational Background: Accounting

Community Interests and Involvement: Fraser Valley Crematorium Society

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Ram Singh Padwal, Community

Educational Background:

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Kelly Khakh, Community

Profession: Banker- Branch Manager

Educational Background: MBA, Criminal Justice Certificate

Community Interests and Areas of Involvement: Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Abbotsford Community Foundation, BC Cancer Foundation, BC Children's Hospital Foundation-Miracle Maker, Run for Water- Abbotsford Guru Nanak Free Kitchen

Research Interests: Diversity, Human Rights, Youth, Canadian Economy and Human Potential






Terry Sidhu, Community

Profession: Notary Public

Educational Background: Urban Land Economics (UBC)

Community Interests & Areas of Involvement: Real Estate Institute of BC, Society of Notaries

Research Interests: Immigration, Real Estate and Legal


Dr. Dalip Singh Gill, Community

Profession: Retired Education Officer

Educational Background: BA, Teaching Certificate, MA (Pol. Science, Punjabi), PhD

Community Interests: Indo-Canadian Issues, Education


Suman Lally, Student Representative

Profession: Student

Major: Business Administration

Community Interests: SAPNA (South Asian Peer Network Association), Pioneering History of BC


Dr. Rajnish Dhawan, Faculty Representative


Professional Designation/degrees: Ph. D. (India), MA

Faculty/Department: English

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