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D.J. Sandhu

D.J. Sandhu, MBA

Associate Professor , on leave

School of Business

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Biography

DJ Sandhu gained his Masters of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University and brings with him over 20 years of experience in management consulting and venture capital.  DJ has provided his professional services to such industries as Oil and Gas, Utilites, Retail, Tourism and Hospitality, Financial and Professional, Airlines, Parks and Recreation, Hi-Tech, Telecommunications, Health and Recycling.  DJ's extensive teaching and professional history is as follows:

1994 - Present: Associate Professor, School of Business, University of the Fraser Valley.

2007-2012:  British Columbia's Regional Innovation Chair on Canada-India Business and Economic Development, University of the Fraser Valley.  A 2.5 million endowed Chair.

2006-2012: Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University.

2004-2012: Head of UFV-India BBA initiative, University of the Fraser Valley.

2009-2011: British Columbia's in-market Business Investment and Skills Development representative in Northern India.

2007-2010: Member of British Columbia's Asia Pacific Trade Council - India Advisory Group.

2006-2011: Vice President of Canada-India Business Council - BC Chapter.

2005-2009: President's Advisor on Strategic Initiatives and India, University of the Fraser Valley.

2004: Acting Dean, Faculty of Community Access, Business and Information Technology, University of the Fraser Valley.

2003-2004: Chair, Department of Business Adminstration, University of the Fraser Valley.

2001-2003: Co-Chair, Department of Business Administration, University of the Fraser Valley.

1986-1994: Half-time Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University.

1991: Visiting Faculty, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland.

Teaching Interests

Courses recently taught at UFV:

Publications

Sandhu, D. J., & McQuarrie, F. A. E. (2016a). The characteristics of Canadian undergraduate business students' paid employment. Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2016 Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Sandhu, D. J., & McQuarrie, F. A. E. (2016b). An innovative model for delivering business education in India. The International Journal of Management Education, 14(3), 301-309. doi:10.1016/j.ijme.2016.06.002

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Description

I have a great appreciation for the professor who pushed me to get my CA designation. Isn’t it crazy how a little conversation can change your life so completely. Keith’s guidance alone has given me a lifetime of happiness and wealth. If I had gone to a larger university who knows if something like that would have ever happened. I am very proud of the route I took, but I wouldn’t have gotten there without my professors at UFV.

  • – Alex McAulay
  •    BBA Accounting, 2008

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