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Staff, Volunteers, Advisors and Supporters

Our core and foundation, without whom none of our would be possible. Our team is comprised of kind, loving and empathetic people whose dedication and professionalism makes our common vision a reality.

Our Charter Members Network is our primary source of strategic advice and ongoing financial support. Learn more about the network and its membership at charter.sikhri.org.

SikhRI is powered by the efforts of a diverse and skilled subset of the sangat.

Staff

Albel Singh

Research Scientist

Albel Singh works as a research scientist as a profession and as a nature photographer as a hobbyist. 

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Advisory Council

Anupreet Kaur Bal

High School Mathematics Teacher

Anupreet Kaur Bal is a high school math teacher in Surrey, British Columbia. She has a passion for helping children and youth develop into lifelong learner.

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Staff

Asha Marie Kaur

Research Assistant

Asha Marie Kaur is a Research Assistant with SikhRI. She has a BA in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she was born and raised.

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Board Alumni

Baljinder Kaur Narang

Occupational Therapist

Baljinder Kaur Narang holds a Masters Degree in Health Education from Dalhousie University, Halifax NS. 

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Board

Bhavraj Ghtaura

Procurement/Supply Chain/Logistics/Operations Mgmt. Professional

Bhavraj Singh currently works at the University of British Columbia and is part of a team that is spearheading the largest change that the University has seen in the way goods and services are acquired and paid for ($1B procurement budget).

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Board Alumni

Gurpal Singh Bhuller

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Gurpal Singh Bhuller, an Orthopedic Surgeon in Chester, Virginia, served on Sikh Research Institute’s Board of Directors since the organization’s inception until 2012.

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Advisory Council

Harbans Lal

Emeritus Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Dr. Harbans Lal is the Ambassador of the Parliament of World Religions. He is Emeritus Professor and Chairman, of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, at the University North Texas Health Science Center.

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Staff
Presenter

Harinder Singh

Senior Fellow, Research & Policy

Harinder Singh is a widely respected educator and thinker who is deeply in love with 1Force, the Oneness that radiates in all. 

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Staff

Harjinder Singh Gharsana

Research Associate, Gurbani Linguistics

Harjinder Singh ‘Gharsana’ is SikhRI’s Research Associate, Gurbani Linguistics.

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Staff
Sojhi

Harliv Kaur

Sojhi Curriculum Developer and Teacher Trainer

Harliv Kaur is a Sojhi curriculum developer and teacher trainer with SikhRI.

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Board Alumni

Harminder Jassal

Senior Budget Analyst, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Harminder Singh Jassal currently works with the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Senior Budget Analyst. 

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Advisory Council

Harsohena Kaur

Pediatric Physician

Harsohena Kaur is a Board-Certified Pediatric physician.

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Board Alumni

Inder Jit Singh

Professor Emeritus of Anatomical Sciences, New York University

Dr. Inder Jit "IJ" Singh came to the United States in 1960 on a Murry & Leonie Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and is professor emeritus of anatomical sciences at New York University.

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Board
Presenter

Inderpreet Singh

Principal Solutions Architect

Inderpreet Singh is a technology professional focusing on networking, security and solution architecture.

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Staff
Presenter
Sojhi

Inni Kaur

Creative Director

Inni Kaur is Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI).

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Advisory Council

Jasjit Singh Hundal

Executive Director, Biopharmaceutical Company

Jasjit Singh Hundal is an Executive Director at a major biopharmaceutical company.

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Staff
Sojhi
Presenter

Jasleen Kaur

Researcher

Jasleen is a double UVA grad in Religious Studies, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

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Staff
Sojhi

Jasmine Kaur

Director of Education

Jasmine Kaur has worked in the education field for over 20 years and holds degrees in elementary education, sociology, human development and family studies.

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Staff

Jaswant Singh

Director, Gurbani Research

Jaswant Singh is a scholar of Sikh Studies. His immense love for Gurbani propels him to read, reflect, research, and share Gurbani’s wisdom and understanding with the wider community. 

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Board

Jaswinder Singh Chadha

Founder and CEO of Axtria

Jaswinder "Jassi" Singh Chadha is Founder and CEO of Axtria, a Data Analytics company based in New Jersey and India. 

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Board Alumni

Jotinder Singh Mann

Family Physician

Dr. Jotinder Singh Mann graduated with a major in Chemistry from Brandon University with greatest distinction. 

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Board

Jujhaar Singh

Software Engineer, Airbnb

Jujhaar Singh is a software engineer who works at Airbnb in San Francisco. 

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Board
Presenter

Kulvir Singh Gill

Management Consultant

Kulvir Singh Gill has almost 20 years of experience working at the intersection of innovation, sustainability and business strategy. 

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Board Alumni

Mandhir Singh

Sr. Analyst at Mach Advisors, LLC

Mandhir Singh has over 20 years of experience in Asset Management in the US. 

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Staff

Manjit Singh

Director of Sikh Musicology

Dr. Manjit Singh is a researcher, educator, practitioner and lover of Gurbani Kirtan. 

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Marketing
Staff

Manpreet Jassal

Digital Marketing

Manpreet Singh Jassal is the Digital Marketing Lead

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Advisory Council

Manpreet Kaur Chadha

Activist

Manpreet Kaur Chadha is an active member of Southern California’s Sikh and Interfaith communities. 

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Advisory Council

Manpreet Singh Mann

Director, Investment Banking Division, Barclays Bank PLC

Manpreet Singh is a Director in the Investment Banking Division at Barclays Bank PLC. 

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Staff

Manvinder Kaur

Webinar Coordinator

Manvinder Kaur is the webinar coordinator with SikhRI. She holds a MA in religious studies from McMaster University where her research focused on the intersections ofalcohol and Sikhi, particularly considering influences of colonialism, gender, and trauma.

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Board
Presenter

Pritpal Singh

Physician Executive, Cigna

Dr. Pritpal Singh is a Physician Executive with Cigna where he serves as a Mentor to Health Management teams by providing Clinical insight, Educational support, and HealthCare solutions & strategies. 

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Advisory Council

Rajdeep Singh

Neurologist

Rajdeep Singh, MD is a practicing neurologist in Charlotte, NC. 

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Board

Ramandeep Kaur Grewal

Corporate Lawyer, Stikeman Elliot LLP (Toronto Office)

Ramandeep Kaur Grewal practices corporate law in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott LLP with a focus on corporate finance and corporate governance. 

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Staff

Surender Pal Singh

Research & Content Facilitator

Surender Pal Singh is a researcher in Sikh studies. He works at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI), where he develops curriculum, presentations and research papers, and delivers online courses and webinars on Sikh theology, culture and history.

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Official communications on the latest on developments at the Sikh Research Institute.

SikhRI Reflects: It Is Wrong Now; It Was Wrong Then

Saturday
,
17
October
2020

On October 1st, 2020, Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) posted an article entitled “Circles of Influence, Circles of Abuse” that included references to Gurdarshan Singh and very serious misconduct that went largely unaddressed for many years.

Guru Granth Sahib Project - Press Release

Monday
,
31
August
2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SikhRI curates the first immersive multimedia exhibition on the Sri Harimandar Sahib complex - 13th May 2020

Wednesday
,
13
May
2020

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is pleased to announce the results of the immense 10-month-long curation effort to produce the most immersive multimedia exhibition of its kind — IN5 Experium: The Golden Temple of Amritsar, which everyone in the Greater Toronto Area is now welcome to visit.

The only place to find comfort is Guru – Vaisakhi - 14th April 2020

Tuesday
,
14
April
2020

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) wishes you a blissful and reflective Vaisakhi!

Get 20% off – Celebrate Vaisakhi | SikhRI - 2nd April 2020

Thursday
,
2
April
2020

In the constitution of the Khalsa commonwealth, the greatest act of genius of Guru Gobind Singh was when he transferred the divine sovereignty vested in him to the God inspired people, the Khalsa. – Prof. Puran Singh

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