Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits SASI exhibit at National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple

(From UFV Press Release) A crowd of excited community members spent Friday afternoon waiting patiently for a special visitor on the grounds of the Gur Sikh Temple national historic site and Sikh Heritage Museum on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. And, at around 1:45 pm, they were rewarded as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from … Read more

Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies celebrates 10 years, rebrands as South Asian Studies Institute

 by Anne Russell on May 4, 2017  UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies began with an idea and a commitment from the community.Now, as it celebrates 10 years of serving as a centre of activity, events, information, scholarship, and research related to the Indo-Canadian community, it is extending its focus to embrace regions of South Asia. … Read more

UFV President and Vice-President Visit Khalsa College

Dr. Mark Evered, UFV Vice Chancellor and President; Dr. Eric Davis, UFV Provost and Vice-President, Academic and CICS Director Satwinder Bains visited Khalsa College in Amritsar to meet with Principal Dr. Mehal Singh and faculty from Social Sciences. The goal of the meeting was to look for ways to build faculty collaborations on research and … Read more

Sikh Heritage Museum Exhibit Travels to the Penticton Museum and Archives

The CICS’s curated exhibit on Canadian Sikhs in WWI (originally launched in 2015) at the Sikh Heritage Museum traveled to The Penticton Museum and Archives. The Penticton Museum exhibit, called British Columbia’s War, 1914–1918, aims to educate British Columbians about the contributions of their forebears in the First World War, and will be available for viewing from … Read more

Sikh Heritage Museum’s Canada 150 Exhibit Launches with Great Success

Seven months of intense research, curatorial work, design and implementation came to a successful culmination with the Sikh Heritage Museum launching its exhibit (Dis) Enfranchisement 1907-1947: The Forty-Year Struggle for the Vote on Sunday, February 19th. The exhibit launch was attended by an estimated one hundred community members including dignitaries and South Asian pioneer descendants. The speeches … Read more

CICS Advisory Committee Member Visits UFV India

Dr. Malwinder Dhami, long time Indo-Canadian Community Advisory Committee Member and UFV friend and donor visited UFV India and its campus in Chandigarh. Dr. Dhami visited classrooms and students of the program in UFV India and also visited with past UFV President and Vie-Chancellor, Dr. Skip Bassford. Dr. Dhami takes pride in being the first … Read more

Reluctant Rebellions Book Launch and Readings

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was pleased to host a full room of avid readers and fans of Shauna Singh Baldwin on September 29th to celebrate the official launch of Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction, a collection of speeches and essays by Shauna Singh Baldwin. Published by the CICS, Reluctant Rebellions has been described by … Read more

Sikh Heritage Museum Receives the Award of Merit

The Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple (the oldest still-standing Sikh Gurdwara in the Western Hemisphere) was recently honoured by the BC Museums Association. The Sikh Heritage Museum received the ‘Award of Merit’ for its exhibit Canadian Sikhs in WWI: A Forgotten Story. The BCMA annual awards recognize institutions and … Read more