Sikh Heritage Museum’s Canada 150 Exhibit Launches with Great Success

Sikh Heritage Museum’s Canada 150 Exhibit Launches with Great Success

Seven months of intense research, curatorial work, design and implementation came to a successful culmination with the Sikh Heritage Museum launching its exhibit (Dis) Enfranchisement 1907-1947: The Forty-Year Struggle for the Vote on Sunday, February 19th. The exhibit launch was attended by an estimated one hundred community members including dignitaries and South Asian pioneer descendants. The speeches […]

CICS Advisory Committee Member Visits UFV India

CICS Advisory Committee Member Visits UFV India

Dr. Malwinder Dhami, long time Indo-Canadian Community Advisory Committee Member and UFV friend and donor visited UFV India and its campus in Chandigarh. Dr. Dhami visited classrooms and students of the program in UFV India and also visited with past UFV President and Vie-Chancellor, Dr. Skip Bassford. Dr. Dhami takes pride in being the first […]

Reluctant Rebellions Book Launch and Readings

Reluctant Rebellions Book Launch and Readings

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was pleased to host a full room of avid readers and fans of Shauna Singh Baldwin on September 29th to celebrate the official launch of Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction, a collection of speeches and essays by Shauna Singh Baldwin. Published by the CICS, Reluctant Rebellions has been described by […]

Sikh Heritage Museum Receives the Award of Merit

Sikh Heritage Museum Receives the Award of Merit

The Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple (the oldest still-standing Sikh Gurdwara in the Western Hemisphere) was recently honoured by the BC Museums Association. The Sikh Heritage Museum received the ‘Award of Merit’ for its exhibit Canadian Sikhs in WWI: A Forgotten Story. The BCMA annual awards recognize institutions and […]

Profiling the Work of Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies Staff

Profiling the Work of Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies Staff

The CICS was pleased to work with current UFV students and UFV alumni this semester over a range of projects. Please see below a small profile on our great staff:   Riely Moore: Riely has been working with the CICS team on the Canada 150 project in the role as French Translator for the exhibit, […]

Punjabi Intercultural History Project with the CICS and RBCM Complete First Phase

Punjabi Intercultural History Project with the CICS and RBCM Complete First Phase

The Royal BC Museum, in partnership with the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at UFV and through collaboration with regional institutions, completed its first phase of community consultations throughout the province to gather feedback from the Punjabi community, a pioneer group that has made a significant impact on the province’s cultural, economic and social history. […]

CICS Sister-Centre in Mumbai Hosts Conference

CICS Sister-Centre in Mumbai Hosts Conference

The CoHaB Indian Diaspora Centre at the Indo Canadian Centre Studies (ICSC) in the University of Mumbai and the Centre for Advances Studies in India (CASII) conducted a Joint International Conference at the University of Mumbai, entitled ‘The Past, Present and Post ‘Diaspora’: New Directions in Diaspora Studies’ in November, 2016. The Conference was inaugurated […]

The CICS Publishes New Book By Renowned Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

The CICS Publishes New Book By Renowned Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

  The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies Announces its publication of Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction by renowned author Shauna Singh Baldwin. The book will be launched at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies on Thursday, September 29th at 6pm. Book signing by Shauna will follow. Please Save the Date in your calendars as all are welcome to attend. […]

A Soldier Remembered: Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal

A Soldier Remembered: Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal

Retired Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal passed away peacefully on June 26, 2016 with his family by his side. He was 95 years old. Pritam Singh Jauhal, a decorated World War II veteran, first came into the public eye in Canada on Remembrance Day in 1993, when he was denied entrance to the Surrey Newton […]

President’s Office Celebrates 10 Years in Chandigarh

President’s Office Celebrates 10 Years in Chandigarh

On June 3, 2016 Dr. Mark Evered, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley hosted a special occasion in Canada to celebrate and mark 10 years of the UFV Campus in Chandigarh India.  The UFV Alumni Association’s Chair Nik Venema and Vice Chair Nav Bains chose to honour the top ten alumni […]