About the Dhahan Lecture
The Dhahan Lecture is named for the parents of donor and founding board members Barj Dhahan, Mr. Budh Singh and Mrs. Kashmir Kaur. Since immigrating to Canada in 1960, Budh Singh and Kashmir Kaur have shown that access to quality education and health care are the basic building blocks for social justice and prosperity for all. Their abiding respect for knowledge and a sense of certainty that the mission of Canadian and Indian universities will include finding ways to support knowledge exchange globally has gained widespread support and bi-lateral policy focus from Canadian and Indian governments. The annual Dhahan Lecture and the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade, and Policy are supported by their children.