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Alex Sangha

Alex Sangha is an award winning author and social worker.  He has an MSc in Public Administration and Public Policy from the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and a Master of Social Work from Dalhouise University. 

Alex has worked as an instructor, clinician, social worker, and youth counsellor.  He is the founder of Sher Vancouver  which is a social, cultural, and support group for South Asians and friends.  In addition, he initiated the Dignity House project which is a proposal to develop affordable housing for vulnerable seniors in Vancouver.  

Alex is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for social work and community service and his third social discussion book, Catalyst, was a Finalist in the Current Events and Social Change category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. 

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