DJ Sandhu, BC Regional Innovation Chair-Canada India Business and Economic Development-2007-2012.

Sandhu had formally worked on UFV’s India initiatives since 2004 in his special advisor role. He played a key role in building a new cohort of the UFV Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Chandigarh, India, and in the creation of partnerships with several Indian post-secondary institutions, including Panjab University, which has established a Canadian Studies centre, and Guru Nanak Dev University.

In 2006, he helped UFV become the only Canadian post-secondary institution to establish an education society – along with a new campus – in India. The Society is a platform available for other post-secondary institutions to use to launch their programs in India without having to collaborate directly with an Indian partner

Mr. Sandhu can be reached at the School of Business Administration and at


Left to right: John van Dongen, MLA Abbotsford-Clayburn and Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations; UFV President Dr. H.A. Bassford; Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Minister responsible for Research and Technology; DJ Sandhu, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Business and Economic Development; Mike de Jong, MLA Abbotsford - Mount Lehman and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation


This picture was taken during the announcement and appointment of DJ Sandhu as the Chair.‌



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