Nomination Date: 18/09/2019
A former citizenship Judge of BC and Yukon region, Dr. Shinder Purewal teaches political science at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. After graduation from Surrey’s Princess Margret Senior Secondary, he obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts degrees from Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
Published author by the Oxford University Press, Shinder has written books, journal articles and op-eds on a variety of subjects. As a community activist, he has worked with new immigrants on settlement issues, foreign credentials, and advising community youth on post-secondary education.
An advocate of strong national defence in the changing international environment and nature of threats to our society and country, he also served in the Canadian Naval Reserves. On the family front, his wife Jeetender, a teacher in Surrey School district, and Shinder have raised three daughters in Fleetwood.