Meet Raj Dhaliwal (FHASS Operations Manager

Raj Dhaliwal is continuing her Sheridan journey in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in her new role as Operations Manager as of February 2016. Raj joins us from the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Information Technology, where she served as Manager, Technology Assets and Business Management since 2008. In this role Raj was responsible for budget planning and control, technology asset management, purchasing, administration of contracts and leases, inventory management, and integration of cross-communication within IT. Prior to her role in Information Technology, Raj served as a Financial / Budget Analyst in the Finance Department, where she was responsible for functions related to the analysis, development and evaluation of budgetary and financial data. Raj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, as well as a number of certificates in the areas of Project Management and Business Analysis. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling and reading historical fiction.

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Photo: Raj Dhaliwal


Raj Dhaliwal answers Alchemy’s Proust Questionnaire:

 Favourite virtues: Honesty and sincerity.

Most important lesson I learned in kindergarten:Creative solutions.

Most important lesson I’ve learned this year: I’m stronger than I thought.

My idea of perfect happiness: Reading historical fiction and then travelling to that city to re-create that city’s past in my mind. Especially Venice and Istanbul.

My idea of complete misery:Being bored.

In my opinion the secret to success is: Timing and working hard.

 My favourite word: Happiness.

My least favourite word: Pain.

My favourite quotation, motto, or phrase: “You won’t know unless you try.”

The talent or skill I wish I had: Singing.

Language I’d love to be able to speak: Italian.

 A country/place I’d like to visit: Australia and New Zealand.

On my bucket list: To experience the Northern Lights.

My favourite literary, or cinematic character: James Bond (Daniel Craig).

My favourite food/meal and drink: Bailey’s Irish Cream.

My favourite singer/musician: Bryan Adams.

The most embarrassing song in my iTunes or music collection: “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies.

My guilty TV pleasure: My Kitchen Rules (Australia).