Naveen Girn

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Naveen Girn is a cultural researcher and community engagement specialist whose interests centre on Vancouver's South Asian community, intercultural oral history and curation. Naveen was recently guest curator for the Museum of Vancouver's exhibit, “Bhangra.me: Vancouver's Bhangra Story.” Based on interviews and community consultations, Bhangra.me was the first major exhibition on South Asian Canadian history and recently received an Award for Excellence from the Canadian Museum Association. Naveen has also worked as an adjunct curator with the Surrey Musem and Surrey Art Gallery and as a cultural researcher for Simon Fraser University’s online Komagata Maru project (www.komagatamarujourney.ca), documenting the journey and present day resonances of the incident.