Gurleen Cheema headshotGurleen Cheema is a student at the University of British Columbia and a current Research Assistant for the Punjabi in BC Project at UBC. She joined this project as a means of connecting with her own community and understanding the importance of oral histories as a community-based research methodology. As an aspiring healthcare worker who aims to advocate for the needs of the Punjabi community, involvement in this project has shaped her understanding of the common structural barriers faced by Punjabi-Canadians. By continuing to work for the Punjabi in BC project, Gurleen hopes to help contribute to a more holistic representation of Punjabi-Canadian history.

Congratulations Gurleen!