Aug 1, 2017

Vancouver, BC - The Langara College Board of Governors has elected Jas Sandhu to be its new Chair. Mr. Sandhu takes up this position effective today. He replaces Kwin Grauer, a member of the Board since August 2011 and Chair since August 2015.

A member of the Board since August 2012, Mr. Sandhu is President and Founder of Brixton Properties, which conducts commercial real estate investment, development, and management activities in Metro Vancouver. A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Achievement, Jas has strong community ties and is a well-respected contributor to a number of community organizations. He is a member of the Simon Fraser University - India Advisory Council; member of the City of Surrey’s Development Advisory Committee; and Advisor to the Canada India Business Council (CIBC). He also serves as Vice President of the Association of South Asian Professionals - BC (ASAP); and served as President and is currently a Board member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE).

Langara thanks Mr. Grauer, Managing Director of Salmon’s Rentals and Apex Tents, for his many years of service to the College. He is a member of the board for the Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture at UBC as well as a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. He holds an Associate Degree in Physics from Capilano College and a Diploma of Technology in Advanced Accounting from British Columbia Institute of Technology.

About the Board of Governors

Empowered by the College and Institute Act of British Columbia, the Langara Board of Governors’ primary responsibility is to oversee the strategic direction and management of the College and ensure it carries out its mission. Government-appointed Board members are appointed to an initial one-year term, renewable up to a six-year maximum.

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Langara College