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Prabhjit Brar holds Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario. In 2019, she participated in the Green Building Solutions programme in Vienna, Austria, along with fifty students and young professionals from around the world. Appearing in 2020, her M.A. thesis, titled “A Journey to the Sacred: An Architectural Retreat for the Sikh Diaspora of British Columbia,” focuses on sustainability and sacred architecture. An enthusiastic community leader, she volunteers with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and local food banks. As an intern architect at Graziani and Corazza Architects Inc., Concord, Ontario, she is working toward designation as a licensed architect.
Joginder Dhanjal received both his Bachelor of Architectural Science and Master of Architecture degrees from Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. His Master’s Design thesis examines selected expressions of diaspora Sikh architecture in Canada. With over twenty years in architectural practice, he has developed expertise in a variety of building types and architectural fields, including higher education, public education, sports and recreation facilities, libraries, community centres, high-rise residential buildings, and master planning. He has worked for leading award-winning architectural firms, including Perkins & Will, Architects Alliance, Quadrangle Architects, and Gensler. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the local chapter of the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects.
Jamie S. Scott is professor in the Department of Humanities and the graduate programs in English, geography, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies, York University, Toronto. His most recent publications include “Mosques in Canada: From the Qur’anic Masjid to Sharif Senbel’s ‘Canadian Islamic Regionalism[s],’” in Jessica Mace (ed.), A Medieval Legacy: The Ongoing Life of Forms in the Built: Essays in Honour of Malcolm Thurlby (Montréal, Patrimonium, p. 373-401). His current research interests include the role of literary tourism in the sustainable repurposing of industrial heritage in Manchester, England; Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.