Prior to making British Columbia his home in 1970, Suresh Kurl was an established educator. His academic career led him from India to the UK (University of York), the US (University College of Wooster, Ohio and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and finally, to the University of British Columbia’s Department of Asian Studies. In 1974, with opportunities waiting for Suresh in his country of birth, he elected instead to put down roots in Canada. In 2008, Suresh retired as Member of the National Parole Board. In addition, he has worked all his life as a community builder and cross-cultural ambassador.