Meet our Contributing Partners
We are very pleased that Leandre has joined us on our journey. Please take a moment and get to know SGP’s new editor.
Originally from the province of Quebec, Leandre has lived, studied, and worked in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. At the age of 21, he published his first book, a psychological novel, and then completed studies in English literature and professional writing. His work as an academic writing tutor and editor led him to develop a proprietary writing method, The Architecture of Writing. Today he is the president and owner of Trivium Writing Inc., an education business dedicated to writing.
Leandre’s passion lies at the intersection of business, writing, politics, and personal development. He is a strong advocate for civil discourse and believes that writing is the key to solving our current societal issues. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring Toronto coffee shops, reading about current events, and reading across different disciplines. His friends describe him as a combination of relentlessness, humour, and measure.
Leandre is currently working on a writing-related textbook series and a book about 21st-century political polarization. His primary goals are to develop and promote a sophisticated worldview, encourage healthy, conscious communication, and make writing accessible to everyone who wants to write. He believes that positive change comes through education and dialogue.
We are very pleased that Kimberley has decided to join our merry band of creative social entrepreneurs on this journey of collaboration. Please take a moment and get to know SGP’s new partner.
Kimberley Black says she is excited to work alongside Neil Gonsalves (M.Ed) and Brian Sankarsingh, at Sankarsingh-Gonsalves Productions to collaborate on a variety of projects that will inspire and empower internationally trained and educated professionals with the pragmatic and visceral skills needed to succeed in their job search.
Kimberley is a Canadian-born Gen Xer who grew up in the Toronto area at a time when the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Multiculturalism Act came into existence. Being exposed to the rich multiculturalism of urban life, she took for granted that diversity, equity, and inclusion were customary and commonplace. Today, she understands that having good intentions doesn’t always guarantee good results but that she could be solution-oriented through leadership initiatives.
Kimberley is a college educator who teaches communications and job search strategies to both Canadian-born and international students. Recognizing the challenge that many post-secondary graduates and international professionals have with securing employment, Kimberley developed Video Resume Academy to teach job seekers video communication skills and video marketing skills for the job search. Video Resume Academy emerged from the outcomes of her master’s thesis research based on the current trend toward using asynchronous video interviews in the hiring process. Kimberley completed her Master of Arts degree in education at Ontario Tech University and begins doctoral studies in education in the fall of 2023.
Apart from teaching, Kimberley is a public speaker and an advocate of her #bpositive and Take Your Power Back messages initiated to help others build resilience and promote an end to gender-based violence. Motivated by the overwhelming support received following trauma, she and her husband were inspired to create the Take Your Power Back show to promote the beauty of humanity in times of crisis through the art of dance, storytelling, and music. For fun, Kimberley is an avid salsa dancer and a lover of all things comedy. In her spare time, she takes Second City comedy writing classes to learn how to add humour to her keynotes and her book, Take Your Power Back, due for release in 2024.
Dr. Shruti Shankar Gaur
We are very pleased that Shruti has decided to join our merry band of creative social entrepreneurs on this journey of global collaboration. Please take a moment and get to know SGP’s new partner.
Dr. Shruti Shankar Gaur, Ph.D. (She/ Her) strongly believes in the power of synergized creative work where ideas flow and excellence is expressed. She tell us she is looking forward to a constructive and meaningful association with Sankarsingh-Gonsalves Productions in the coming months and looks forward to collaborating with Neil Gonsalves (M.Ed), Brian Sankarsingh, Leandre Larouche and Kimberley Black
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Dr. Shruti Shankar Gaur is an inclusion enthusiast and an empath by heart. She holds a Ph.D. in Inclusive Education. The University Gold Medalist, recipient of the Certificate of Academic Excellence by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Government of India, and has been nominated for Shiksha Rattan Award. She is also a Fellow at the Centre of Excellence on Human-centered Global Economy at The Digital Economist, New York, United States.
Her professional writing journey began in 2017 while she was pursuing her Ph.D. Her first few publications included chapters and articles published in research journals and books in the national & international academic sphere. Her writing diversified as she catapulted from a research scholar into a passionate entrepreneur. In 2019 she founded Research & Innovation In Education RIEDU which focuses on creating global research-based children’s literature for teens and pre-teens based on inclusion & diversity. Every initiative by RIEDU has involved numerous children, teens, pre-teens from a global community.
“RIEDU is a personal quest, an idea to be the change (I wish to see in the world) in the field of education & socio-cultural inclusion.” - Dr. Shruti Shankar Gaur
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Do you have a unique perspective, a creative mind and a willingness to collaborate?
Consider joining our merry band of creative misfits at Creativity Unleashed - SGP (Sankarsingh-Gonsalves Productions). We are building a community of people who enjoy writing, collaborating and building with like minded individuals around the global.
If you would like to submit an article for consideration, send us a message and we would be happy to work with you.
We are currently accepting submissions pitches for the following categories:
- Opinion Columns (500-600 word limit)
- Long form essays (1200-1500 word limit)
The themes we are looking for are:
- Immigrant Integration
- Building Cultural Cohesion
- Resilience and Grit
Who are we looking for?
- New and emerging writers.
- Writers looking to hone their skills and receive feedback.
- Folks who value collaboration and are looking for like minded people to share their creativity with.
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