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Jaspreet Kaur Khangura: Sikh-Canadian Named 2010 Rhodes Scholar (from SikhChic)

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    Jaspreet Kaur Khangura: Sikh-Canadian Named 2010 Rhodes Scholar


    A Sikh-Canadian student at the University of British Columbia
    ("U.B.C."), currently studying medicine, has been awarded the
    prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

    The $150,000 scholarship will enable Jaspreet Kaur Khangura to focus
    her studies on international health issues.

    Only 11 scholars are named annually across Canada.

    Jaspreet Kaur has been heavily engaged in volunteerism, student
    leadership, and peer support, including UBC's Sci Team student
    development program. The $150,000 award includes tuition, college
    fees, and a stipend covering living expenses for two and possibly
    three years of study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

    Jaspreet, a student in her senior year of UBC's Doctor of Medicine
    program, plans to pursue the MSc in Global Health at Oxford to
    prepare for a career in health care. Her keen interest in social
    justice issues has inspired her to remain committed to volunteer work
    and community development projects both locally and globally. Some of
    her numerous volunteer projects have included the establishment of a
    Kids Can Free the Children chapter and Humanitarian Outreach Program,
    raising money for children in developing countries.

    She has worked at local food banks, and with the Community Health
    Initiative by University Students clinic in Vancouver's Downtown
    Eastside. In addition, she travelled to the Himalayas with a team of
    medical students to conduct health screenings and promote hygiene and
    nutritional education. Locally, she worked to help develop a
    community health outreach program for new immigrants and subsequently
    developed workshops for the local YMCA and Vancouver Immigrant Society.

    Jaspreet participates actively in athletics and has been a member of
    Team Alberta's Field Hockey team and a past silver medalist at the
    Canada Summer Games.

    The Rhodes Scholarships, established in 1902, were designed to bring
    outstanding students from across the world to study at Oxford
    University, in the interests of promoting international understanding
    and public service. One student from every province is chosen each year.

    The scholarships require a high level of literacy and scholastic
    achievement, success in sports, strong qualities of leadership and
    character, and evidence of public service. Past recipients include
    former U.S. President Bill Clinton, world renowned economist Sardar
    Montek Singh Ahluwalia, and former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner.

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