South Asian Studies Institute

Indo-Canadian Community Advisory Committee (ICCAC)

The UFV President will appoint members to the Indo-Canadian Community Advisory Committee (ICCAC). The role of the ICCAC is to provide general advice to the University on the ongoing activities of the South Asian Studies Institute, the Canada-India studies program, and the work of the BC Regional Innovation Chair on Canada-India Business and Economic Development.

Please see the SASI Advisory Committee Terms of Reference for additional information.

Committee members

Description

Bharathi Sandhu, Chair


Profession
: Financial Advisor

Educational Background: Bachelors in Business Administration

Community Interests and Areas of Involvement: Interested in community affairs and development of youth.  Involved with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association, Dasmesh Punjabi School, BC Cancer Foundation

Description

Amrik Narang, Co-chair

Profession: Lawyer, Managing Partner at Dhami Narang & Company LLP

Educational Background:  Bachelor of Arts (1996); Bachelors of Law (1999) 

Community Interests and Areas of Involvement: Previous Director and Vice President of Fraser Valley Indo Canadian Business Association; Past President, Abbotsford Bar Association; past Member of various committees of the Law Society of British Columbia

Research Interests: Politics and Political Systems

Description

Adrienne Chan

ProfessionAssociate Vice-President, Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies

Educational BackgroundBA, MSW, PhD, RSW

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementResearch, Engagement and Graduate Studies.

EmailAdrienne.Chan@ufv.ca

Description

Dr. Malwinder Singh Dhami


Profession
Dentist

Educational BackgroundB.D.S (India), DMD (University of Manitoba)

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

Description

Rajnish Dhawan

ProfessionFaculty Representative

Educational BackgroundPh. D. (India), MA

Faculty/Department: English 

EmailRajnish.dhawan@ufv.ca

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Terry Gidda

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Balbir Gill

Porfession: Life Insurance Advisor and Librarian

Educational Background: LLQP, Masters of Arts ( PUnjabi Litreature), Bachelor of Library and Information Science, Library Infromation and Science Diploma, Associate Certificate in Leadership and Conflict Resolution, Foundations of Effective Management and Leadership.

Community Intrests and Areas of InvolvementEducation, Homelessness, Immigrants, Library, Literacy, Panjabi language and Culture


Description

Nash Gill

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Andy Sidhu

Profession: Publisher/Owner of the Punjabi Patrika

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Ken Uppal


Profession
Manager, Commercial Banking, CIBC 

Educational BackgroundMBA (Guelph), Continuing Studies (UBC)

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementCommunity Affairs

Research Interests: Asian Studies

Description

Ishpreet Singh Anand

ProfessionAdmisitrative coordinator

Educational Background: BBA, University of the Fraser Valley

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementCommunity Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian diaspora in canada, History and culture.

Description

Samarveer kamra

ProfessionStudent

Educational Background: BBA, University of the Fraser Valley

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementCommunity Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian diaspora in canada, History and culture.

Previous committee members

Description

Jati Sidhu

ProfessionBusinessman

Educational BackgroundBachelor of Arts, Major in Economics

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementPassion to be involved in projects and organizations building stronger societies

Research InterestsAgriculture and Economic Development

Description

Parm S. Bains

ProfessionBusinessman

Educational BackgroundBSc (UBC)

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementSocial Work, Fundraising, Cultural Philanthropy

Research InterestsAgriculture, Economy, Canada-India Business

Description

Kelly Chahal

ProfessionProbation Officer, Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General

Educational BackgroundBA and MA in Criminal Justice (UFV)

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementUFV Alumni Board, Friends of UCFV Society, South Asian Community Consultative Group

Research InterestsYouth, Women, Immigration

Description

Tok Herar

ProfessionSemi-retired businessman, Financial Planner

Educational BackgroundFaculty of Science (India), Insurance and Securities Certification

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementRotary, Masonic Order, Fundraising, District Recreation, Boy Scouts of Canada

Research InterestsFinance and Sports

Description

Paul Wadhawan

ProfessionBusinessman

Educational BackgroundAccounting

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementFraser Valley Crematorium Society

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Ram Singh Padwal

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Kelly Khakh

ProfessionBanker- Branch Manager

Educational BackgroundMBA, Criminal Justice Certificate

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementAbbotsford 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

Description

Terry Sidhu

ProfessionNotary Public

Educational BackgroundUrban Land Economics (UBC)

Community Interests and Areas of InvolvementReal Estate Institute of BC, Society of Notaries

Research Interests: Immigration, Real Estate and Legal

Description

The Late Dr. Dalip Singh Gill

ProfessionRetired Education Officer

Educational BackgroundBA, Teaching Certificate, MA (Pol. Science, Punjabi), PhD

Community InterestsIndo-Canadian Issues, Education

Description

Suman Lally

ProfessionStudent

Major: Business Administration

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

Description

Hardeep Singh Sandhu

ProfessionStudent, President of UFV India Student Club

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