BSci (Kin), 2005
Jason Sarai graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Kinesiology while also being a member of the Men's Varsity Soccer team. His work as a Lifestyle/Fitness coach led him to build relationships with professionals in the financial industry. He accepted an offer to begin a career as an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities in 2008, receiving his CSC, CPH and WME certifications.
Jason returned to the health sector in 2013, joining Catalyst Kinetics Group (CKG) in Burnaby, BC. CKG is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to Health, Wellness & Performance. Jason is the Vice President of Catalyst Kinetics Group, focusing on fitness, active rehabilitation and business development.
Style by Sarai is Jason's passion project, turned business, which is a multifaceted fashion, design, image and style consulting business. Style by Sarai has officially launched its exclusive bespoke suit line titled "Jason Sarai" in Fall 2014, using world-renowned fabrics from Italy and England. The suits are tailored and customized in Vancouver. Jason started the editorial series Men of Vancouver & Women of Vancouver, exclusively for Vancity Buzz that showcases stylish, well-rounded professionals that give back to their community. Jason is also honoured and thankful be selected as a style and lifestyle ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, Ted Baker London, clearly.ca, OpenRoad Auto Group Infiniti, Express, as well as being a GQ Insider for GQ.com.
Giving back is a core value in Jason's life. In 2012, Jason and Riaz Meghji, Host of Breakfast TV and SFU alumni, co-founded 1KARMA. 1KARMA is a not for profit group that seeks local charitable programs supporting them by fundraising and creating awareness. To date, 1KARMA has worked with and supported Covenant House Vancouver, Camp Goodtimes with Canadian Cancer Society, and DUDES Club in DTES. 1KARMA has raised approximately $55,000 thanks to our donors and corporate sponsors.
This past November, Riaz and Jason represented 1KARMA, joining 53 local executives and professionals of Vancouver to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth through Covenant House. This was their 4th year sleeping out in an alley experiencing the reality that homeless youth face on a daily basis. 1KARMA is proud to be a part of a collective effort that surpassed the fundraising goal of $450K by raising $670K to this great organization.
In September 2015, Jason was invited to be a Co-Chair of the Nordstrom Opening Gala. More than 2,000 people attended a sold-out gala and fashion show with the event raising $420K, benefitting B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation, Covenant House Vancouver and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
- Written by the Faculty of Science