Dr. Amandeep Sandhu, BC Regional Innovation Chair Lecture

Dr. Amandeep Sandhu, BC Regional Innovation Chair Lecture

Dr. Amandeep Sandhu, the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Business and Economic Development which is housed in the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies gave his first lecture as part of UFV’s Research Lecture Series. Dr. Sandhu’s lecture, which was hosted by the Office of Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies was titled The Great Economic Transformation of […]

CICS Student Researcher Presents at Research Office Poster Day

CICS Student Researcher Presents at Research Office Poster Day

Donna Gomes, a student researcher at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies for the past three semesters was proud to present her research in the form of a poster at the annual Student Research Day Poster Presentation on April 10, 2014. Donna’s poster presentation highlighted her work over the past year, including showcasing the 1906-1915 Daily Province […]

UFV Celebrates Its 40th Birthday in Canada and India

UFV Celebrates Its 40th Birthday in Canada and India

(Taken from Anne Russell at UFV Today): The University of the Fraser Valley began its 40th anniversary celebrations in the first week of April. The university, now with campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission, as well as Chandigarh, India, was first established as Fraser Valley College, on April 4, 1974. The university celebrated with recognition […]

CICS Welcomes Visiting Phd Student from Panjab University, Chandigarh

CICS Welcomes Visiting Phd Student from Panjab University, Chandigarh

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies welcomes Mr. Mohammad Sohail this semester as he engages in secondary source research here for a five week period. Sohail is working under the guidance of Dr. B.S Ghuman of Panjab University, Chandigarh, who is a Senior Faculty Associate and good friend of the CICS. We sat down with Sohail […]

Indo Canadian Community Advisory Committee Member Dr. Dhami Creates UFV Endowment

Indo Canadian Community Advisory Committee Member Dr. Dhami Creates UFV Endowment

As a man of “firsts,” Dr. Malwinder Dhami is no stranger to taking the lead role in his philanthropic giving. Dr. Dhami is a keen supporter of the University of the Fraser Valley and recently established his first endowment, the Dhami Family Endowment Leadership Award. This is the first UFV endowment established by an Indo-Canadian […]

India Chapter of CICS at Chandigarh UFV campus

India Chapter of CICS at Chandigarh UFV campus

In January 2014, the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies opened its India Chapter located at the UFV  Campus in Chandigarh. The aim of the CICS India Chapter is to facilitate research, programming as well as student engagement and mentoring similar to what is done in the Canadian CICS Chapter. The coordinator of the CICS India Chapter, […]

CICS Supports International Women’s Day and One Billion Rising

CICS Supports International Women’s Day and One Billion Rising

Abbotsford’s One Billion Rising event added a powerful voice with the recent inclusion of women’s rights advocate Rumana Monzur. The event, co-presented by the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley took place at Thunderbird Civic Plaza and The Reach Gallery Museum on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2014. Monzur made […]

CICS Co-Presents ‘HOLI!’ with Student Groups at UFV

CICS Co-Presents ‘HOLI!’ with Student Groups at UFV

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was proud to co-sponsor one of the biggest ‘holi’ events to date at the University of the Fraser Valley. Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours and the festival of love. This year’s holi, which took place on Friday, March 14th, was a student led initiative taken on by […]

CICS Student Association SAPNA Presents Ehsaas Film Screening

CICS Student Association SAPNA Presents Ehsaas Film Screening

With the support of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, its student group the South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA) was successful in being awarded the Global Citizenship Grant which allowed the students to organize a film screening of the Hindi language film ‘Peepli Live.’  The Global Citizenship Grants (GCG) is designed to support UFV student-led events, […]

Centennial Year of Komagata Maru Launched at Sikh Heritage Museum

Centennial Year of Komagata Maru Launched at Sikh Heritage Museum

The year 2014 is a significant year for the South Asian community in Canada and British Columbia as well as to all Canadians as it marks the Centennial year of the Komagata Maru episode of 1914. On May 23, 1914, a ship from Hong Kong carrying 376 passengers, mostly from Punjab, British India arrived in […]