UFV Hosts ‘Dalit Poetics and Politics’

          On April 12th, Dr. Prabhjot Parmar, faculty in the Department of English and an Associate of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies brought together social activists, historians, scholars, community members and students to discuss Dalit Poetics and Politics: a conference of academics, creative writers and activists. The one-day conference was made possible through … Read more

CICS Hosts Lecture on Male Perpetrators of Partner Violence

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies hosted a lecture titled “This is a Man’s Problem: strategies for working with south asian male perpetrators of intimate partner violence.” The lecture was based on a report done by Gary Thandi (MSW) who was on hand to present the findings and engage in some very meaningful dialogues and discussions. … Read more

CICS and Abbotsford Building Connections Host Interfaith Dialogue

March 11th saw the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies spatial aura changed to one of enlightenment and tranquility as it played host to a very unique style Interfaith Dialogue. This “Interfaith Dialogue: Sacred Texts and Religious Expressions,” featured small tables which were laid out across the room as a representative from her/his faith sat at a particular table. Participants … Read more

Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh and UFV Chandigarh Host ‘Monsoon Duo’

The Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh presented, and was pleased to invite the community in Chandigarh for an enchanting musical performance by Canadian Indo-Jazz group Monsoon – Andrew and Johnathan Kay on March 15th. Monsoon Duo is a group of Canadian musicians Andrew Kay and Jonathan Kay.  They were nationally recognized by receiving a grant … Read more

‘Zhindagee’ Book Reading at UFV

On March 9th, author Mahinder Kaur Doman presented the poetry and writings from her book Zhindagee: Selected stories from our first daughter, which looks at the stories and narratives of female South Asian pioneers. The book recounts stories of the first Indian daughters born in Canada, including the Fraser Valley, Paldi and Lake Cowichan. The … Read more