Consul General of Canada in Chandigarh, Dr. Rajani Alexander Visits the CICS

Consul General of Canada in Chandigarh, Dr. Rajani Alexander Visits the CICS

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies and colleagues of the CICS were pleased to welcome the newly appointed Consul General of Canada in Chandigarh, Dr.  Rajani Alexander on May 29th. Dr. Alexander visited the CICS for a morning meeting with  community leaders, students and UFV colleagues including UFV President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mark Evered. The […]

CICS co-hosts ‘Charting Imperial Itineraries Conference’ 2014

CICS co-hosts ‘Charting Imperial Itineraries Conference’ 2014

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV, in partnership with the University of Victoria, Trent University and the University of British Columbia presented a conference in commemoration of the centennial of the Komagata Maru tragedy. This conference, titled: “Charting Imperial Itineraries 1914-2014: Unmooring the Komagata Maru,” focused on three main themes: The first area was […]

Kusum Soni Awarded Betty Urquhart Award During Convocation 2014

Kusum Soni Awarded Betty Urquhart Award During Convocation 2014

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies was very proud to hear that its nominated candidate, Ms. Kusum Soni was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Betty Urquhart award. Kusum Soni, the Multicultural Services Coordinator of Mission Community Services has been a good friend of the Centre’s for many years and the Centre has a […]

Community Loses South Asian Pioneer, Mr. Jagat (Jack) Singh Uppal

Community Loses South Asian Pioneer, Mr. Jagat (Jack) Singh Uppal

It was with great sadness that the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies learned of the passing of a good friend, Mr. Jagat (Jack) Singh Uppal earlier in the month of May. Late last year, Mr. Uppal had very generously donated to the CICS so it could expand various research projects. Mr. Uppal, an established philanthropist […]

CICS Hosts Guests from the University of Mumbai

CICS Hosts Guests from the University of Mumbai

The Centre for Indo -Canadian Studies was pleased to host Dr. Nilufer Bharucha and Dr Sridhar Rajeshwaran of the University of Mumbai along with their Phd students on May 20th and May 21st. Dr. Bharucha is the Honourary Coordinator of the Indo-Canadian Studies Centre (ICSC) located in the University of Mumbai.  The ICSC was formed by the then BC […]

UFV Chandigarh Meeting with Himachal Pradesh University

UFV Chandigarh Meeting with Himachal Pradesh University

March 2014 UFV India Associate Director Gurneet Anand and CICS India Chapter Coordinator Sanjeev Singh were invited to a meeting at Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) with the Vice Chancellor Prof. A.D.N. Bajpai and Associates of HPU to further develop the MOU signed between UFV and HPU in November 2014 by Dr Mark Evered of UFV.  […]

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 Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 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 […]

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 welcomed Mr. Mohammad Sohail in the winter semester, 2014 to engage in secondary source research for a five week period. Sohail worked under the guidance of Dr. B.S Ghuman of Panjab University, Chandigarh, who is a Senior Faculty Associate and a colleague of the CICS. We sat down with Sohail to […]