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 […]

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 […]

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