Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra (PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of British Columbia) is the coordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute and also co-curates exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC. Sharn is interested in looking at the affective experience of early Sikh migration in twentieth century British Columbia. She has a great passion for activist work and engagement …
Janet MacDonald
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Janet MacDonald joined the RBCM as a Program Developer in 1998, after 11 years of wide-ranging experience in exhibition and program work at McGill’s Redpath Museum. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from University of Leicester, a BA in Anthropology and Art History from McGill, and has studied Applied Museum Studies, Museum Exhibition and Interpretation at Algonquin College. As Head of Learning, Janet oversees all public and school programming activit…
Ishpreet Singh Anand
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Ishpreet is a young management professional from India and a business administration graduate from the University of the Fraser Valley. He has worked in a host of different industries, occupying diverse roles including as the regional coordinator for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project. A musician by passion, he possesses a strong predilection towards creative arts, digital design and visual arts, and in his free time, he actively pursues his passion by ge…
Dr. Tzu-I Chung
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Dr. Tzu-I Chung is curator of history at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Her project “Centre of Arrivals” is part of the museum's long-term commitment toward exploring and sharing the stories of multicultural immigrants in British Columbia through research, collection and exhibits. Her recent publications can be found in the academic journals Museum and Society and BC Studies, the book Aspects of Transnational and Indigenous Cultures and other publi…
Kathryn Gagnon
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Kathryn Gagnon has been the curator/manager of the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives since 2004. She collaborates with diverse communities, and local governments and organizations on museum exhibitions as well as offsite interpretive signage installations. Since 2008, Kathryn has partnered with Simon Fraser University’s Dr. Donna Gerdts on Hul’q’umi’num language preservation exhibits and programming, the University of Victoria’s Asian Canadians o…
Balbir Gurm
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Dr. Balbir Kaur Gurm teaches courses on organizational and social change, research and communication and ethics in the Faculty of Health at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). An award winning educator, Dr. Gurm has been honoured with the Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and the NISODS Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas. Her doctoral dissertation was a social audit of KPU. She led i…
Sonia Aujla-Bhullar
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Sonia Aujla-Bhullar is a public school teacher in Calgary and a PhD candidate in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her current work centres on exploring multi-ethnic and multicultural community engagement within schools as part of present-day inclusive education measures. Her work with community organizations includes working with local and national initiatives within the Sikh community, and in various local initiatives that wo…
Satwinder Kaur Bains
Contributor, Royal BC Museum
Satwinder Bains is the director of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and is an associate professor in Social Cultural Media Studies in the UFV College of Arts. She has many years of professional work in community development and has worked with many organizations on organizational change. Her academic articles can be found in The Asia-Pacific Journal, Brill, Women’s Studies International Forum, Et…