About Jimmy Grewal
Gagan Veer Singh Grewal (Jimmy) had a dream of attending UBC. Just a few months before he was due to begin his undergraduate studies, he suddenly passed away, on May 1, 2010.
Jimmy had planned to go on to do an MBA. He was passionate about the environment and community service.
The impact of your support
In loving memory of Jimmy, two awards have been established to support UBC students.
Jimmy Grewal Memorial Award in Business:
Your gift will support outstanding undergraduate or graduate students at the Sauder School of Business who are passionate about the environment and have a demonstrated record of volunteering and community service.
Jimmy Grewal Memorial Award in Geography:
Your gift will support outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in Geography who are passionate about the environment and have a demonstrated record of volunteering and community service.
By making a donation to Jimmy’s memorial fund, you can help keep Jimmy’s memory alive, while providing much-needed financial support to students who share his passions and interests.
Anne Bjorkman is a recipient of the Jimmy Grewal Award in Geography:
I was extremely honored to be a recipient of the Jimmy Grewal Memorial Award in 2011. My Ph.D. research involves understanding the ecological and evolutionary consequences of climate change on plant communities in the Canadian High Arctic. In particular, I am studying the responses of three Arctic plant species to long-term experimental warming. This award has provided valuable funding for my thesis work at UBC and my final summer of fieldwork on Ellesmere Island. I am immensely grateful to Mr. Grewal and the other donors for the honor of receiving this award.
– Anne Bjorkman, Ph.D. Candidate
Craig Eugene Jones is a recipient of the Jimmy Grewal Memorial Award in Geography:
On 9 November 2011, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr.Sarabjit Grewal [Jimmy’s father] and had a chance to learn some things about Jimmy. This award is particularly meaningful to me as recognition of my efforts. To do well at UBC Geography takes a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication, and the Jimmy Grewal Memorial award is a much appreciated validation. My work has focused on urban issues related to equity and sustainability. As I see it, humanity is facing an array of challenges that can be overwhelming to contemplate. By focusing on our cities I hope to be part of a movement of change that will allow us to live in a way that is responsible and mindful of our interactions with peoples and places around the world. I extend my sincerest gratitude to Mr. Grewal and all the other donors who made this award possible.
– Craig Eugene Jones
Jennifer Matchett is a recipient of the Jimmy Grewal Memorial Award in Business
I was incredibly honored to be the Sauder recipient of the Jimmy Grewal Memorial Scholarship this year. Over the past three years I have actively worked on integrating sustainability into the Sauder culture and curriculum. This award was extremely meaningful to my pursuit of a business education focused on global environmental and economic sustainability, specifically in the energy field. This award will help strengthen the sustainability focus in the undergraduate commerce program and will result in a more robust environmental business curriculum- a critical component in developing future business leaders. As I complete my last year at Sauder I am pursuing opportunities that will help me contribute to solving our national, and global energy challenge and. I am extremely grateful to Mr. Grewal and the other donors for their generous contribution to this effort.
– Jennifer MatchettRead More