SASI Funding – Crime Reduction Research Program (CRRP)

The SASI is pleased to announce that it has successfully signed a contract with the Crime Reduction Research Program for a grant titled “Responses to Gang-related Violence and Issues Amongst South Asian Youth.” Beginning in 2017, the British Columbia Crime Reduction Research Program (CRRP) is a joint-research model which includes representation from the  Ministry of Public … Read more

Ehsaas Film Festival – Indian Cinema and Shakespeare

The SASI hosted a three part Ehsaas Film Festival themed ‘Indian Cinems and Shakespeare.’ Each week brought a new film and was led by three UFV Faculty members, Dr. David Christopher, Dr. Rajnish Dhawan and Dr. Prabhjot Parmar. The films featured were Maqbool (adaptation of Macbeth), Haider (adaptation of Hamlet) and Ram-Leela (adaptation of Romeo … Read more

Funding Received – Covid-19 Collaborative Research

(As seen in UFV Today) The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is receiving funding from the Government of Canada for research aimed at mitigating the spread of contagious diseases like COVID-19, particularly amongst international travelers. A team led by Dr. Cindy Jardine, UFV’s Canada Research Chair in Health and Community, will conduct research on … Read more

Hari Sharma Foundation Funding Project

In 2019, the SASI received a Hari Sharma Foundation grant which allowed for the interviewing and data and archive collection of South Asian settlers across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. Those videos, narrations, and some archival materials through the SASI Research Portal ( are now available for viewing. This is a great resource for … Read more

Students Complete Successful Semester

The SASI had three students working over the Winter, 2020 semester with each student working on unique projects: Landon Kaetler ‌Position: Research Assistant Year: January 2020 Landon is a Bachelor in Criminal Justice student at UFV. He collated information from local news sources to look for bias in the reporting connected to the lower mainland gang conflict. … Read more

QES Scholars Complete Global Development Studies Internship in Chandigarh

UFV students Andrea Sadowski and Michaela Reist were the 2019 recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship and used those funds for a Global Development Studies internship in Chandigarh, India. Their overall project was titled “Capacity Building for Policy and Planning in India: A Focus on Food Systems and Urban Growth Management.” Andrea and Michaela who … Read more

‘We Are Hockey’ Family Day Closing

The successful run of the ‘We Are Hockey’ exhibit, displayed at the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple, came to an official close on BC Family Day, February 17th. The closing event included a live-on- location by Sportsnet’s ReachDeep radio program featuring hosts Randip Janda and Dan Riccio. The event also included … Read more