Dr Balwant is an exceptional mentor, providing opportunities for my personal and professional growth. As an academic mentor, being a co-supervisor on my advisory committee during my PhD course of study, he was always willing to facilitate meetings, provide constructive feedback, and offer motivational support throughout the process. For instance, he has been instrumental in ensuring that I have been consistently engaged in academic research, provided opportunities to present at seminars, and working towards publishing our work. As a workplace mentor and subject matter expert in the areas of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, Dr Balwant continues to provide advice on innovative teaching methods, and student engagement initiatives. An immense amount of credit goes to Dr Balwant for helping me succeed in my academic pursuits.