Anup Jubbal, MSM

Anup Jubbal, MSM

CEO and Founder

Mr. Jubbal founded Canadian Eyesight Global, formerly Project Eyesight-India, since 1989. He has dedicated his golden 30 years of his life for this noble cause. A Rotarian and PHF, since 1986, two terms President (1997 and 2001) of Rotary Club of Burnaby-Hastings, BC. Mr. Jubbal, with the support of dedicated doctors, Rotary Clubs and volunteers has provided restoration of eyesight to tens of thousands of people in rural India since 1989. CEG is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. He is organizing Free Eye Health Clinics in Canada since 2003. He was a land developer, investor, importer from 1968 to 1980 in Kamloops, BC. He has traveled around the world 3 times and organized booths at five Rotary Int’l Conventions. From his childhood he was a volunteer with St. John Ambulance, and boy scout in India. “His leadership and initiative have brought credit to the Rotary Club and honour to Canada” (Rt. Hon. Roméo LeBlanc, Fmr. Governor General of Canada).

Awards.

1988 Distinguished Service Award, by the Rotary International, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, by Hon. John Fraser, Speaker of the House of Commons, Canada.
1993 Service Above Self Award, by the President of Rotary International, Clifford Dochterman.                                                                                                                             
1997 Meritorious Service Medal, by the Rt. Hon. Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada.                                                                                                                                              
1998 Humanitarian Award, by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Toronto, ON. by the Hon. Paul Martin, Federal Minister of Finance, Canada.
2005 Outstanding Community Service Award of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.
2006 Business Excellence Award. in the Not-for-Profit sector by the Surrey Board of Trade.
2006 Community Mentor Award by the Surrey Leader Newspaper, and many other highest awards were conferred to Mr. Jubbal.

 

 

 

Rajendra Saboo

Rajendra Saboo

Honorary Director

President, Rotary International (1991-92). Having joined Rotary Club of Chandigarh in 1961, he continues to be a member and past president of Rotary Club of Chandigarh. He has served Rotary International in many capacities and to name a few of his formal positions, he has been District Governor, Chairman and/or member of various R.I. Committees in different years, International Assembly Discussion Leader, R.I. Director, R.I. President, Chairman of The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Trustee of The Rotary Foundation.

Since 1998 he has been serving hands-on as a volunteer in Rotary Medicare projects in Africa, and has worked in Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zambia & Malawi, Swaziland, Cambodia, Madagascar and Lesotho.“Padma Shri” Award was conferred upon Mr. Saboo by the President of India in March 2006.

Derek Corrigan

Derek Corrigan

Honorary Director

Former Mayor, Burnaby City Hall. Derrick has been a Burnaby resident since 1977 and has had the pleasure of serving the citizens of Burnaby since he was first elected to Burnaby City Council as a councillor in 1987. He was elected Mayor in 2002, then re-elected in 2005. 2008. 2011 and 2014. Derrick has a history and heritage of almost three decades of public service.

Derrick is the recipient of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2011 FCM Green Champion Award – Individual. He has also been recognized as a recipient of the Canada 125 medal for Community Service and received special recognition awards from the Shri Guru Ravidass Temple, and the Arul Migu Thurkaderi Hindu Society B.C. for community service.

Vicki Singh, BSc

Vicki Singh, BSc

Executive Director and Secretary, Founding Member

Vicki Singh is a founding member of Canadian Eyesight Global, formerly Project Eyesight-India, since 1989. She brings her forthright approach and experience as a publisher, event producer and project management to the charity. She is very inspired by the team of leading professionals and volunteers who have invested their efforts and energy into Canadian Eyesight Global; as they ultimately have helped improve the lives of unlimited people in rural part of India and supported the free Eye Health Clinics in Canada.

Tanveer Kaur Sohal, BA, MPH

Tanveer Kaur Sohal, BA, MPH

Director, Joint Secretary

Tanveer completed her Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University and Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Sydney, Australia. Over the past several years, Tanveer has been extensively involved in several volunteer roles with Canadian Eyesight Global and Diabetes Canada including assisting in organizing several diabetes health forums, community fairs and expos for high-risk ethnic populations such as the South Asian community. She is an active Rotarian and enjoys traveling.

Dr. Truman Spring, BA, PDP, MA Coun,, MA Psyc, PhD Ed. Psych

Dr. Truman Spring, BA, PDP, MA Coun,, MA Psyc, PhD Ed. Psych

Director, Co-Treasurer

Dr. Spring is currently the Associate Director of the Masters of Leadership in Education program and a professor at City University in Canada. Dr. Spring has been in senior management in the public school system for over 15 years and has also worked within the education departments of the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and Langara College.

His non- profit work has included the role of President with the Laurel Foundation, Director for the British Columbia Administrators in Special Education, CEO of Prescient Technologies, and has been active within Canadian Eyesight Global for many years. Dr. Spring has also been a long time member of the Rotarians. His father (late) Jack Spring was a founding member of Canadian Eyesight Global.

Dr. David R.S. Neima, MD, FRCS(C) OPHTHL, PHF

Dr. David R.S. Neima, MD, FRCS(C) OPHTHL, PHF

Director, Founding Member

Dr. David Neima is a founding member of Canadian Eyesight Global, a New Westminster based ophthalmologist who has provided free surgery and eyeglasses for thousands of needy people around the world. David strives to provide the best care to all of his patients and strives to help achieve Canadian Eyesight Global’s vision in the fight against preventable blindness both in Canada and rural India.

He has been selected as the recipient of Douglas College’s highest distinction as an Honorary Fellow, and continues providing his services for Canadian Eyesight Global as an experienced eye doctor.

Dr. Parmjit Sohal, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP, FACN, CTH

Dr. Parmjit Sohal, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP, FACN, CTH

Director, Founding Member

Dr. Sohal did his MD from the University of Alberta and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He has been a family physician in Surrey, BC over the past 20 years with strong interest in travel medicine, teaching, clinical research and community health. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is also Medical Director of the Surrey Medical & Travel Clinic. He was awarded 2014 Canada’s Family Physician of the Year Award for BC by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Sohal has published numerous research papers and has presented papers at various national/international conferences over the past 30 years. His main area of research interest is prevention and management of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases particularly in South Asians. He was also awarded 2014 Frederick Banting Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association (now Diabetes Canada) for exceptional contributions in the prevention and management of diabetes in Canada.

Dr. Jay Kalra, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAHS, PHF

Dr. Jay Kalra, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAHS, PHF

Director, Founding Member

Dr. Jawahar (Jay) Kalra, is an award-winning clinical researcher, educator, healthcare provider, academic leader, and community builder. He is committed to social justice, human welfare and diversity, and to inspiring others to build a stronger society, working alongside leaders of Aboriginal, newcomer and other communities to promote co-operation, recognition and understanding among all ethnic groups in Saskatchewan and beyond.

The impact of Dr. Kalra’s professional, community and volunteer contributions has been recognized through many awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals, the Saskatchewan Centennial Leadership Award, the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, the Paul Yuzyk award for Multiculturalism-Lifetime Achievement, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Achievement Award in Clinical Research, and the CTV 2015 Saskatoon Citizen of the Year Award. He is also recognized for his many contributions as a clinical scientist, educator, health system leader and academic administrator.

Saroop Kaur Jubbal, PHF

Saroop Kaur Jubbal, PHF

Director, Founding Member

Saroop Kaur Jubbal, immigrated to Canada in 1970. Recipient of the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award. She was the inspiration to establish Canadian Eyesight Global, formerly Project Eyesight-India, since 1989. She has dedicated more than 30 golden years of her life, supported restoration of eyesight over tens of thousands people and unlimited people treated for avoidable blindness since 1989. She is a dedicated coordinator, volunteer and supported Free Eye Health Clinics in British Columbia, since 2003.

Nelson A. Riis, MA, MP (Retd.)

Nelson A. Riis, MA, MP (Retd.)

Director, Founding Member

Nelson Riis is a Canadian businessman and former politician and Member of Parliament of Canada, for the New Democratic Party (NDP). Mr. Riis served as an MP for Kamloops, BC from 1980 until 2000, and held the positions of Parliamentary House Leader, Deputy Party Leader, Caucus Chair and served on the Finance Committee in the House of Commons.  Mr. Riis specialized in fiscal and monetary policy development. A geographer and teacher by profession, Riis taught in public schools and at the post-secondary level. He taught at what is presently known as Thompson Rivers University, and served as chair of social sciences for ten years. He served as an alderman in Kamloops, British Columbia from 1973 to 1978, and as a school trustee from 1978 until 1980. He was director of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

Mohinderpal (Sahib) S. Rana

Mohinderpal (Sahib) S. Rana

Director, Founding Member

Both a flourishing businessman and entrepreneur, Sahib Rana thrives on turning ideas into a reality. Whether it be trying to better himself to help his community or social work under various pretexts, helping others is what makes him truly content. Having a professional background composed of many diverse aspects, Rana brings an exquisite and thrilling perspective to the organization. With his thorough set of life experiences and passion for giving, he enjoys life and all the fruits that comes from his labor.

Raj Joshi

Raj Joshi

Director

Raj Joshi is a professional accountant. After completing several years in public accounting, he branched out into private industry. Raj’s father and mother were heavily involved with the Rotary Club in Canada, resulting in him meeting high energy Rotarian Anup Singh Jubbal. Raj replaced his (late) father Dinker Joshi, PHF as a founding member of Canadian Eyesight Global, and looks forward to supporting Mr. Jubbal’s humanitarian work.

Satwant Ginder Sangha, PHF

Satwant Ginder Sangha, PHF

Director

President, Best Lumber and Supplies Ltd. and Best Lumber Holdings Ltd. A long term dedicated Rotarian, recipient of the Rotary of the year award for District 5040 including Paul Harris Award 5 times. Satwant was also awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and a number of other highest awards and recognitions. Satwant has been a staunch supporter,since 1989,of Canadian Eyesight Global activities for supporting Eye Camps in rural parts of India and Free Eye Health Clinics in British Columbia.

Tony da Rosa, PHF

Tony da Rosa, PHF

Director, Treasurer, Founding Member

President, Perosa Insurance, Vancouver. A dedicated volunteer tirelessly supported the activities of Canadian Eyesight Global  formerly Project Eyesight-India since 1989.Past President of Rotary Club of Burnaby-Hastings.R.I.Dist.5040. BC. Canada. Supported restoration of eyesight and prevention of blindness program in rural parts of India, since 1989.