I am Gursharn Wander and resident of Seven Oaks School Division. I was raised by my dear uncle and aunt and they have huge influence on my life. Considering that my aunt was a teacher and principal, I grew up in a household where there were regular discussions about quality education, equality, diversity and human rights. She championed for the education for poor till her last breath and pushed for investments which would trickle into classrooms. She instilled in me that quality education is basic right of everyone and that education can bring equity, reduces poverty and empowers society especially women. It is apparent that I am an educator for over 17 years teaching high school, post secondary students in vocational institute as well as bachelor of computer science students in a university.
Currently, I work as a Instructor for Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology. I live here in ward 2 of Seven Oaks School division with my wife, Paramjit, two daughters and my dear mom.
Volunteered to lead and organize Skills Manitoba and Skills Canada competition.
Volunteered to teach and help new immigrants at Immigrant Centre.
Volunteered as a mentor for kids/youth with Bulla Arts International for last six years.
Volunteered to keep the neighbourhood safe and participated to create a new community garden in Maples Community. Actively volunteered to raise over $50K for Baba Nanak Scholarship for Human Rights Education.
Don’t forget to vote on October 26 to Gursharn Wander for school trustee- Ward 2, Seven Oaks School Division