Jaspreet Khangura

Jaspreet Khangura


  • Program Year
  • 2015-17
  • Country of Current Residence
  • Canada
  • City/Town of Current Residence
  • Edmonton
  • Current Position
  • Sauvé Fellow
  • Organization
  • Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
  • Profession(s)
  • Medical Resident

  • Sector(s)
  • Medicine / Healthcare, Public Health, Research
  • Language(s)
  • English, French, Punjabi
  • Mentor
  • Abe Fuks, Professor, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University
  • Interest(s) / Expertise
  • community, health, medicine, policy, poverty, social determinants of health
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Impact Statement

Jaspreet is an emergency medicine resident committed to finding upstream solutions to health care issues. She is passionate about improving health for vulnerable populations, social determinants of health and evidence based health care. She loves travelling and spending time with friends.


Jaspreet is a Royal College Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Alberta. She is interested in evidence based health care and social determinants of health. Jaspreet received her MD from the University of British Columbia. While in Vancouver, she served on the UBC Senate and volunteered in the Downtown Eastside. She has also worked on health education projects in rural Nicaragua and northern India. Jaspreet is passionate about improving health outcomes for vulnerable and marginalized populations, and hopes to develop expertise in health, social policy as well as advocacy.

Following medical school, Jaspreet completed an MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC) and an MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar for two years. Her thesis looked at alternative models of delivering primary care in the emergency department. During her time at Oxford, Jaspreet was the Assistant Praefectus at Balliol College, Co-Executive Director of the 2012 Global Scholars Symposium, and an Oxford Blues hockey player.

Outside of her clinical duties in Edmonton, Jaspreet is currently serving as a member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty Elimination. She recently joined the YEG Global Shapers Team and is excited to be helping host and organize SHAPE North America 2015.

As a Fellow

In alignment with their program’s theme of Public Leadership for Culturally Diverse Societies, the 2016-17 Sauvé Fellows decided to collectively explore the complexities of refugee integration in Canada. To advance their learnings, they led a critical reading group, conducted site visits, and met with a wide range of relevant stakeholders, including refugees and parliamentarians. Their team project’s goal was to develop and pilot an approach to refugee integration in a holistic and practical way that delivered both impact and thought leadership while espousing core values of agency, inclusivity, fairness and cultural sensitivity.

In tackling the issue of refugee integration and implementing their team project, the Fellows wrote a policy brief (which they presented to several ministers while in Ottawa) and an op-ed, produced a short film on refugee experiences in Montreal as well as organized a series of public events exploring refugee integration in Canada.