CICS Welcomes New Indo Canadian Community Advisory Committee Members

CICS Welcomes New Indo Canadian Community Advisory Committee Members

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies welcomed its newest members of the Indo Canadian Community Advisory Committee this past Spring. Since the formation of the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies and the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Business and Economic Development in 2006, the role of the ICCAC has been to provide general advice to […]

CICS Student Scholarship Recipients

CICS Student Scholarship Recipients

Three excellent students received scholarships and recognition for their contributions, work ethic and excellent research skills. The first student, Anecia Gill, was nominated and awarded the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence (URE) Award from the Office of Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies. Anecia, and her fellow URE student recipients were honoured at a dinner gala located […]

‘My Internship to UFV Chandigarh’-A Reflection from UFV Student, Derek Ward-Hall

‘My Internship to UFV Chandigarh’-A Reflection from UFV Student, Derek Ward-Hall

My name is Derek Ward-Hall, I am a 4th(ish) year student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at UFV. In May, I packed up my bags and moved to Chandigarh for a seven month stint at UFV India. The decision of why I wanted to come to India is not extremely complex. First, growing […]

Canada-India Chair Sponsors Scholarship Night

Canada-India Chair Sponsors Scholarship Night

The BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Business and Economic Development sponsored one of the scholarships at this year’s annual Scholarship Night which is hosted by the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association. Each year, stellar students from all schools in Abbotsford apply to receive a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of academic excellence and community outreach. […]

CICS Contributes to New Book: “Abbotsford: From Village to City, A Commitment to Excellence and Innovation”

CICS Contributes to New Book: “Abbotsford: From Village to City, A Commitment to Excellence and Innovation”

(Taken from Media Advisory from the MSA Museum Society) MSA Museum Society launches book Abbotsford, from Village to City: A Commitment to Excellence and Innovation. Edited by local poet and historian Robert Martens and MSA Museum Society archivist Anneleen van Dijk, this new book highlights Abbotsford’s remarkable growth and development in industry, health and community […]

CICS Director Receives Order of Abbotsford and Citizen of the Year

CICS Director Receives Order of Abbotsford and Citizen of the Year

Satwinder Kaur Bains Receives 2015 Order of Abbotsford (Article from the Indo-Canadian Voice)           ABBOTSFORD City Council recently announced the 2015 recipients of the Order of Abbotsford: Satwinder Kaur Bains, Trudy Beyak and George W. Peary. The Order of Abbotsford recognizes and honours individuals who have served with the greatest distinction […]

Scholarship inspired by excellent nursing care at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Scholarship inspired by excellent nursing care at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

By Anne Russell: May 4, 2015 He has been a member of the UFV Abbotsford Community Council , and played a key role in fundraising and encouraging community support for the establishment of a Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies and a Regional Innovation Chair on Canada–India Economic Development at UFV in the mid-2000s. He was also […]

Community Loses Two of its Respected Citizens

Community Loses Two of its Respected Citizens

It was with great sadness that the CICS came to hear of the passing of two key, influential and gentle people: Dalip Singh Gill and Paul Singh Dhaliwal. In recognition of their amazing lives and achievements, below, you will see articles in their honour: Dr. Dalip Singh Gill (1928-2015) (Article courtesy of Mr. Gurmit Singh […]

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 […]

css.php