Punjabi Intercultural History Project with the CICS and RBCM Complete First Phase

The Royal BC Museum, in partnership with the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at UFV and through collaboration with regional institutions, completed its first phase of community consultations throughout the province to gather feedback from the Punjabi community, a pioneer group that has made a significant impact on the province’s cultural, economic and social history. … Read more

CICS Sister-Centre in Mumbai Hosts Conference

The CoHaB Indian Diaspora Centre at the Indo Canadian Centre Studies (ICSC) in the University of Mumbai and the Centre for Advances Studies in India (CASII) conducted a Joint International Conference at the University of Mumbai, entitled ‘The Past, Present and Post ‘Diaspora’: New Directions in Diaspora Studies’ in November, 2016. The Conference was inaugurated … Read more

The CICS Publishes New Book By Renowned Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

  The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies Announces its publication of Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction by renowned author Shauna Singh Baldwin. The book will be launched at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies on Thursday, September 29th at 6pm. Book signing by Shauna will follow. Please Save the Date in your calendars as all are welcome to attend. … Read more

Instructional Skills Workshop Co-Facilitated by UFV Chandigarh Instructor

Monica Sachdeva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce & Management at UFV’s Chandigarh campus co-facilitated the Instructional Skills Workshop held at UFV’s Abbotsford campus in May, 2016. Dr. Sachdeva was joined by David Tickner, Faculty Development Consultant and Trainer. The success of this FDW was a direct result of the teachers’ engagement, commitment to … Read more

BC Legislature Honours South Asian Heritage

May 17, 2016 was a historic day in the BC Legislature and for South Asians in particular. MLA and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Mr. Amrik Virk welcomed government officials, community members and professionals to a new and permanent installation highlighting the contribution of Indian soldiers who served in the war effort of … Read more

Sikh Legacy in Pakistan Comes to Life at the CICS

Over 70 community members from a diverse mix of cultures, backgrounds, history and heritage were given a unique opportunity to partake in a poignant history of Sikh Heritage in Pakistan on May 31, 2016. Amardeep Singh, author of Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan addressed the audience by sharing his experience of visiting hundreds of sites in … Read more