I have known Dr. Deven Sandhu for over 12 years and we have served on the Vaughan Public Library Board (VPLB) together. He is a very qualified and caring healthcare professional and have been conferred with several awards including City of Vaughan’s Outstanding Volunteer award in 2015. Under his leadership as a VPLB Chair (2015-19), VPLB received 2019 OLBA Joyce Cunningham Award given to a best Public Library Board in Ontario for demonstrating a high level of collaboration and innovation to produce outstanding results. I fully endorse Deven’s candidacy for York Region District School Board Trustee to represent Vaughan – Ward 1 & 2.

- Gino Rosati, VAUGHAN 


§  Joyce Cunningham Award for leading High-Performance Library Board in Ontario                             2019

§  Ontario Volunteer 10-year Service Award, Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and Int. Trade      2019

§  Ontario Volunteer Service Award, Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade   2016

§  Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Award, City of Vaughan                                                                       2015

§  Employer of the Year Recognition Award (Sanofi Pasteur), McMaster University                                  2009

§  George Knudson Fellowship, Canada                                                                                                                   1997 - 1998

§  AMGEN Award Fellowship, Canada                                                                                                                      1994 - 1995

§  Protein Engineering Center of Excellence Fellowship, Canada                                                                    1996 - 1997

§  British Commonwealth & Lady Tata Leukemia Trust Award Fellowships, UK                                        1990 - 1994


“ I have known Dr. Deven Sandhu for last four years. He is an excellent academic researcher, healthcare scientist and independent corporate Director.  Under his leadership, Vaughan Public Library Board received Joyce Cunningham award for the best public Library Board in Ontario. He is very much interested and passionate in bringing a difference in education standards in the elementary and secondary Schools by facilitating STEM and championing Humanities program in consultation with teachers, students and other stakeholders. I would highly recommend that you vote for Deven in the upcoming election to bring in a radical change in the York Region School Board practices for creative as well as innovative programs in the public education- Sunder Singh”.

Endorsed by several Vaughan Leaders 

Alan Shefman, Gary Thompson, Noor Din, Rose Savage, Sunder Singh and Gino Rosati 

2019 York Region District School Board Trustee Candidate                    Vaughan - WARD 1 and  2 

Seeking your VOTE on the 2019 YRDSB By-election                              Thursday April 25, 2019

"Deven Sandhu is a devoted and committed resident of York Region. I have worked with him on both the Vaughan Library Board and as a member of the Race Relations Committee. I believe that with Deven's understanding of community, his interest in helping people and his professional skills he would make an excellent school board trustee".

​-Alan Shefman, Vaughan 

"Deven  Sandhu is a very dedicated, successful and caring individual. He is honest and an outstanding leader. Works hard in identifying community issues and finding viable solutions for them. It has been a real pleasure to work with him" 

-Late Isabella Ferrara, President Seniors Association of Vaughan Initiative (SAVI)