CTV Presents 2015 Saskatoon Citizen of the Year Award
— December 31, 2015
SASKATOON (December 31, 2015) – CTV News Saskatoon announced today that Dr. Jawahar (Jay) Kalra has been named the Saskatoon Citizen of the Year for 2015. Revealed this evening on CTV NEWS AT SIX by David Fisher, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Saskatchewan, Dr. Kalra will receive the award at a reception in early 2016.
“In addition to his award-winning medical research, for more than 25 years, Dr. Kalra has been a passionate community builder and leader,” said Fisher. “Focused on promotion, recognition, and celebration of cultural diversity in our area, Dr. Kalra’s efforts have strengthened the community in ways that will have a positive impact for generations to come.”
A professor and former head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Kalra has been involved in several organizations dedicated to the cultural and social health of Saskatoon, including the Hindu Society of Saskatchewan, Folkfest, Multicultural Council of Saskatoon, and Saskatchewan Intercultural Association.
The Saskatoon Citizen of the Year award presented by CTV is an annual tradition now in its 49th year. Each November, CTV accepts nominations from viewers for the Saskatoon Citizen of the Year award, and names an individual who exemplifies excellence in community service at the end of December.
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