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CICS PROFILES: Winter Semester Student Researchers

CICS PROFILES: Winter Semester Student Researchers

This last semester at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was a bustling one as six UFV students engaged in a range of projects and research. Below is a profile on each student, and their experiences over the past four months (January-April, 2015). MEENA BOLLA Meena Bolla recently completed her Diploma in Social Work and Human […]

Historic Visit to BC by Indian Prime Minister

Historic Visit to BC by Indian Prime Minister

Vice Chancellor and President Dr. Mark Evered and CICS Director Satwinder Bains attended a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Harper in honor of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 16th in Vancouver BC. The Prime Ministers both spoke of the power of the Diaspora and the community, social and trade connections between the two […]

Showcasing UFV’s Undergraduate Researchers

Showcasing UFV’s Undergraduate Researchers

Student Research Day Showcasing UFV’s undergraduate researchers   On April 8, the UFV community had a chance to pick up interesting tidbits from some of UFV’s best student minds. In one afternoon, more than 90 students participated in a MicroLecture, poster presentation, or both. Topics ranged from invasive knotweed, crime in Abbotsford, and lichens as a measure of […]

Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at UFV

Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at UFV

  By Nadine Moedt (The Cascade/Photos) It was out of tragedy that the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was born. On March 21, 1966, police officers under South Africa’s Apartheid rule opened fire on an unarmed group of protesters, killing 69 men, women, and children, and injuring 180 more. The Sharpeville massacre […]

Ehsaas Readers and Writers Festival with Shauna Singh Baldwin at the CICS

Ehsaas Readers and Writers Festival with Shauna Singh Baldwin at the CICS

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was pleased to host acclaimed Canadian author Shauna Singh Baldwin at this year’s Ehsaas South Asian Readers and Writers Festival on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. The presentation was very well attended by approximately 30 people, which included University faculty, students and community members. Ms. Baldwin presented her talk, titled “Why […]

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, […]

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