Introducing SIETAR BC Board - Sanchit Mittal
SIETAR BC Board Member
Sanchit came to Canada as an international student, and now works in the Faculty of International Education at Vancouver Island University (VIU). He has diverse experience in working with various intercultural communities including LGBTQ2+ and refugees. He loves to engage in intercultural perspectives, and has worked with various multicultural groups throughout his academic and work life. With over five years of voluntary experience in various Indian and Canadian organisations, Sanchit has primarily been responsible for developing partnerships, fostering relationships and engaging the community via events and other outreach initiatives. He has also been an active participant in the Truth and Reconciliation dialogue at VIU.
Sanchit has recently finished the coursework for Masters in Business Administration (Marketing) from VIU, and is working towards his Masters of Science (International Management). He holds a bachelor’s degree in international Business, and a certification in Human Resource Management. In his free time, he loves travelling, exploring new places and cultures, and is passionate about learning new languages and experimenting with food. He speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Dogri, and has an introductory understanding of various other Indo-European languages.
“It is important we start with our similarities. For example, within culture in the workplace, because this is not their underlying culture but the work’s inherent culture. It has to start small because people are not necessarily there… we might be working with people who experience culture shock, who are not seekers, who are not already there. We need to start small”
I am here to tell you that culture is a cornerstone, one that can help you feel anchored to this beautiful Earth, this “Pale Blue Dot” Carl Sagan spoke of. It’s what keeps you from feeling lost in strange and exciting new lands, the first thing you share when it’s time to start anew and set roots somewhere else.
Yamila is a Biology student currently completing her last term of her Undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. She is originally from the Dominican Republic.
Ross brings over 5 years of experience leading projects in technology, business & non-profit. He is a certified Project Management Professional.