Manpreet Singh Uppal was born in Penticton, B.C. and grew up on a farm in rural Keremeos. He excelled academically and an active participant in the community. He graduated from Similkameen Elementary Secondary School with honours.
Moving forward he went to University of British Columbia Vancouver and earned a Bachelor’s Degree. His studies involved a multidisciplinary approach, which expanded beyond the narrow focus of one or two academic disciplines that is the norm for undergraduate students. Majoring in Political Science and Geography, he focused on geopolitics, international relations, political philosophy and ethics on the one half. Environment and sustainability, human geography and geographical sciences on the other. Also participated in extracurricular activities at U.B.C. Recreation and Sports Car Club.
He is intermediate in French and speaks fluent English and Punjabi.
After earning his Bachelor’s, he went abroad to the United States where he focused on his ongoing passion for aviation. He has always had an adventurous spirit. Flying rotary, he has international flight experience based out Washington and California. As well as Provincial experience based out of Abbotsford and Kelowna, B.C.
He is diligent, earnest and a team player. His skill set includes problem-solving, multitasking, working under high pressure. If elected for this position, he states that he will make it his mission to exceed expectations and it is his goal is to become a key member of the community. Above all, be the ear to the people and represent a voice to the local government.