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Remembering a Forgotten story: Exhibition Commemorates the individual stories of Canadian Sikh soldiers in WWI

Remembering a Forgotten story: Exhibition Commemorates the individual stories of Canadian Sikh soldiers in WWI

The Sikh Heritage Museum celebrated the launch of its seventh official exhibition on January 17, with over 120 attendees. The exhibition, titled Canadian Sikhs in WW1: The Forgotten Story, explores the individual stories of 10 Canadian Sikh soldiers serving in the Great War. The Gur Sikh Gurdwara The Gur Sikh Gurdwara (temple), where the Sikh […]

CICS Presents “Duty, Honour, Izzat” Exhibition

CICS Presents “Duty, Honour, Izzat” Exhibition

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, in continuation of its partnership with the Indus Media Foundation of Canada (www.imfc.org), presented the exhibition launch of Duty, Honour, Izzat: The Call to Flanders Field‘ on Tuesday, January 27th. The exhibition will be available for viewing at the CICS until April, 2015. The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies partnered with […]

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies Presents Marie Curie Scholars

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies Presents Marie Curie Scholars

On January 12th, the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies Presented three lectures from Marie Curie Scholars. The three Phd students: Ruby Rana, Melanie Wattenbarger and Holly Morgan from the University of Mumbai and Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet in Muenster respectively, are all a part of the Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging (CoHaB) program under the guidance […]

CICS hosts lecture on “Punjabi Spiritual Music and the Sacred/Secular Divide” by Dr. Virinder Singh Kalra

CICS hosts lecture on “Punjabi Spiritual Music and the Sacred/Secular Divide” by Dr. Virinder Singh Kalra

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was pleased to host Dr. Virinder Kalra, for a scholarly presentation on “Punjabi Spiritual Music and the Sacred/Secular Divide” on Friday, November 21st. Dr. Kalra’s lecture took the attendees on a virtual pilgrimage to India and Pakistan through his visual and musical audio clips which were incorporated into his presentation. Dr. […]

CICS Commemorates 30th Year since the Anti-Sikh Pogroms in Delhi

CICS Commemorates 30th Year since the Anti-Sikh Pogroms in Delhi

The anti-Sikh pogroms of 1984 in India serves as a trigger of emotion for almost every Sikh around the world – a reminder of tragedy, betrayal and genocide. In order to gain an understanding of the events of 1984, and to come to terms with the fact that thirty years have passed without much resolution, […]

CICS Commissioned Komagata Maru Play an Immense Success

CICS Commissioned Komagata Maru Play an Immense Success

A year’s worth of work to suitably commemorate the centenary of the Komagata Maru incident, came to fruition on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd with the two performances of the CICS commissioned play titled That Land Beyond the Waves. The play was written by Assistant Professor of English at UFV, Dr. Rajnish Dhawan and […]

Canada’s International Trade Minister Ed Fast visits UFV India campus

Canada’s International Trade Minister Ed Fast visits UFV India campus

                        (As seen on UFV Today) On October 17th, University of the Fraser Valley’s President Mark Evered welcomed Canada’s Minister of International Trade and MP for Abbotsford Ed Fast to UFV’s campus in Chandigarh, India. Fast, along with Canada’s Minister of National Revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay, […]

UFV hosts Premier Christy Clark and delegation in Chandigarh

UFV hosts Premier Christy Clark and delegation in Chandigarh

(Taken from UFV Today) UFV hosted B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her international trade delegation at its campus in Chandigarh, India on Oct. 11. Clark is leading a nine-day trade mission to India. While visiting UFV Chandigarh, Premier Clark announced $50,000 in funding for 20 scholarships that will enable students from Canada to study in […]

UFV President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Mark Evered Hosts Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University

UFV President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Mark Evered Hosts Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University

On September 10th, Dr, Mark Evered, Vice-Chancellor and President of UFV hosted the Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Dr Jaspal Singh. Faculty, staff, community leaders and members from the management team attended the meeting which generated good discussion and dialogue. The CICS has an ongoing relationship with Punjabi University under a general MoU. Dr Evered […]

Impressive Enrolment and Instructional Skills Workshop at UFV Chandigarh

Impressive Enrolment and Instructional Skills Workshop at UFV Chandigarh

(As seen on UFV Announce) Exciting news continues to roll in from UFV’s campus in Chandigarh, India. Celebrating its 9th year, UFV Chandigarh recently announced a record-breaking enrollment of two sections totaling 60 students. Overall, student strength at Chandigarh’s campus has reached a record high of 105 full-time students, with 24 recently arriving in Abbotsford […]

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