Kuljit Minhas

Kuljit MinhasKuljit Minhas | BSc '03 RT '06

Distinguished Alumni: Health Care Award

Kuljit Minhas (BSc '03 RT '06) is a registered respiratory therapist who has been working with the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) for nearly 18 years. He is a professional practice leader with FHA and is a past president of the BC Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT) as well as the current president of the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. He was also part of a group of professionals working to establish the College of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Health Professionals in BC. Through each role, Minhas leverages his extensive knowledge and industry connections to improve the quality of public health care in BC.

Whether serving on committees, presenting at industry conferences, mentoring colleagues, or interacting with patients, Minhas brings his expertise, passion, and commitment to improving BC’s health industry for both patients and professionals. In September 2023, Minhas was the inaugural winner of the BCSRT Lynn MacIsaac Leadership Award, given to an RT leader in BC with a passion to inspire and develop others who have made a significant contribution to the profession.

“Sometimes it can take time to make things work for the best of your patients, but you know what, you just persevere, and you keep going. And you just keep pushing forward. And even though there's going to be some naysayers, you just say, 'No, this is going to be great. It's going to work out.”