Creative BC adds two distinguished new board members
November 13, 2020
Meet Jeevyn Dhaliwal and Shirley Lew

Creative BC is pleased to welcome two new members to the board! We are tremendously fortunate to introduce them here:


Jeevyn Dhaliwal, Q.C. is a Vancouver lawyer who represents public sector and business clients in connection with workplace immigration and related employment issues. Bestowed the Queen’s Counsel designation in 2019, she is active in the legal community as an elected Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia, in which she serves as a member of the Executive Committee and as Chair of both the Credentials and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees. She additionally serves as Vice Chair of theLegal Futures Taskforce.

She is a longstanding Board member and past president of the South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia, in which capacity she mentors and supports legal professionals of South Asian descent.

As selected by her peers, Jeevyn is included in the 2014-2021 editions of Best Lawyers Canada and she is a Lexpert Zenith Award winner.

Her larger community involvement extends to singing at charitable and sporting events and she has, over the years, been a frequent guest anthem singer for the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team.


Shirley Lew is the Dean, School of Arts and Sciences at Vancouver Community College (VCC). Her professional background is as a librarian. She has been an active member of the library community for over twenty years, in leadership positions and in province-wide initiatives such as Digital BC. She was also adjunct faculty in the library program at UBC. Prior to a career in libraries, she was a bookseller in Vancouver for over ten years.

Shirley has served on the boards of Vancouver Writers Fest and West Coast Book Prizes Society, and for two years was a juror for the City of Vancouver Book Awards. She was President of BC Libraries Association and is currently a Director on the BC Libraries Cooperative board. She co-edited the collection Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership, published in 2017, and contributed one of the essays. With her co-editor, Shirley was recognized with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Significant Achievement Award in 2018 for her work.
Shirley has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography and a Master of Library & Information Studies. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at UBC.