UTM’s Deep Saini honoured by South Asian associations

Deep Saini accepts an award
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:24am
Blake Eligh

Professor Deep Saini, vice-president of the University of Toronto and principal of U of T Mississauga, was among distinguished honorees at two recent galas for the Sikh Foundation of Canada, and the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

At the Sikh Centennial Gala on June 14, Professor Saini was among a trio of honorees that included MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga and Mountain Crest Liquors founder Manjit Minhas. Now in its 17th year, the gala celebrates Sikh culture and heritage, and honours the achievements of remarkable individuals who exemplify Sikh ideals, particularly the concept of  “seva” or service to humanity.

The organization recognized Professor Saini for his leadership and career achievements at UTM and other academic institutions. The gala, a highlight for Canadian-based Sikhs, is one of the premier South Asian events in the country.

Deep Saini accepting ICCC award

Professor Saini was also recently named “Professional of the Year” by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s recent ICCC Gala and Awards night. The theme of the annual event was “Unleashing the Power of the Diaspora,” and recognized Indo-Canadians for their contributions in a variety of areas.

Professor Saini was among 11 honorees who were recognized for achievements in leadership, the arts, business and more.



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