Nominated for the award: Entrepreneurship and Business
Position: President & CEO
Biography: Ms. Gursharan Kandra, President “Canadian International Academic Students Inc.” founded in 2003. She is Master in Sociology, Personnel Management, Non Profit Management from York University. Her mission is to promote globalization of education. Ms. Kandra has helped more than 2000 international students by providing them admissions in various colleges and universities. She is working with Punjab and UP Government in Skill Development projects. She also arranges educational tour and summer camps for international students. Being the CEO of CIAS Inc. and Founder Director of Canadian Intercultural Association of Students (Non Profit), her work is not only restricted to recruit students, but also working on facilitating joint ventures with educational institutions. With the support of CIAOS provides one window service to post landing, internships, job placements, scholarships, connecting with buddy system and food banks. CIAS joined hands with 57 educational and 20 partners from around the world: Australia, India, Bangladesh, Mauritus, New Zealand, Singapore, UAE, UK, USA, and Vietnam.