Hunsdeep Singh Rangar was a pillar of the Ottawa community, known for his joyful and uplifting personality and an exceptional ability to bring together people of all cultures.

Hunsdeep Singh Rangar

Hunsdeep Singh Rangar organized Ottawa’s Annual Southeast Asian Fest.

A father, son, brother, husband, public servant, entrepreneur and community builder, Hunsdeep passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2019 at 43 years old. Thanks to the support of his family, friends and the community, his legacy will be honoured through the naming of the Hunsdeep Singh Rangar Undergraduate Clubs and Societies Room in the Nicol Building – the future home of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.

“Carleton is the place that cast the die for Huns to be a much respected and loved community leader. His early years of organizing social events and building a public profile started while he was a student here,” said Bundeep Singh Rangar, Hunsdeep’s elder brother. “It’s the one university that was attended by Huns and his friends, such as Avtar Baba, Paul Singh Pabla, Renita Grewal, Harvey Dhillon as well as Jagdeep Singh Perhar, who started the Carleton fundraising initiative for him. I took some summer courses here too, so Carleton is a common bond for friends and family.”

“The Sprott School of Business is a strong and diverse community. Our student clubs play a great role in building community and developing leaders with purpose. The legacy of Hunsdeep’s leadership and impact will inspire generations of business students,” said Dana Brown, dean of the Sprott School of Business. “On behalf of the Sprott School of Business, thank you to Hunsdeep’s family and friends for this gift to the student community.”

Hunsdeep was a champion for the South Asian community in Ottawa. He was the organizer of Ottawa’s annual Southeast Asian Fest and hosted a radio show on the multicultural radio station, CHIN 97.9 FM.

“The Clubs and Societies Work Room is like a club of clubs, since it’s the one room where members of various clubs get to mix and mingle. That epitomises Huns’s personality of connecting and networking with people, so my mother, Jagdeep and I decided upon it. We lovingly refer to the room as the Huns Club,” said Rangar.

“Sprott clubs are integral part of the Sprott community. They enhance students’ experiences by opening doors to new friendships and opportunities beyond the classroom,” said Emily Buchkowsky, Bachelor of Commerce student and President of the Sprott Business Students’ Society.

Currently under construction, the Nicol Building will deliver an inspiring and collaborative environment for students, faculty, staff and the greater community to work together to find innovative solutions to some of the most pressing societal challenges and create a positive impact in the world.

Monday, June 15, 2020 in ,
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