Vancouver Consul General of India Visits the CICS

Consul General of India, Vancouver Mr. Rajiv Chander and Consul for Commerce Mr. N. Lingi Chetty visited the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies on April 1st, 2016. UFV Vice-Chancellor and President Dr. Mark Evered welcomed the guests by giving them a brief introduction about UFV’s engagements with India. The diverse, deep and multi-faceted engagements provide UFV … Read more

UFV India Celebrates 10 Years of Success

(Taken from UFV Today News) The University of the Fraser Valley celebrated 10 years in India in March, 2016. Students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and distinguished guests formed an audience of 700 for the annual awards ceremony, which has special significance in this milestone year. UFV opened its location at the 16.5-acre campus of Goswami … Read more

Evolving Interpretations: Sikhism and Women Exhibit Launches at the Sikh Heritage Museum

The Sikh Heritage Museum launched its eighth official exhibit this past weekend (March 6, 2016). The exhibit, titled Evolving Interpretations: Sikhism and Women explores the five kakkar’s and other symbols of Sikhism through the angle of the Sikh woman. The exhibition has been curated by the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies in partnership with the Visual Arts Department … Read more

Instructional Skills Workshop a Success in UFV India

In December 2015 UFV Faculty members David Tickner and Raymonder Tickner conducted the Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW) at the UFV India campus in Chandigarh. The ISW Program is a comprehensive three-tiered instructor development program. The workshop focuses on the teaching from the point of view of students and not from the point of view of teachers … Read more

UFV Delegation Visits India

In September of this year, two UFV Dean’s, the College of Arts Dean, Dr. Jacqueline Nolte and the Dean of Professional Studies, Dr. Tracy Ryder Glass, joined Dr. Peter Geller Vice Provost/Associate Vice President Academic in a trip to Northern India. This was the first trip for both Dr. Nolte and Dr. Glass. The objective of … Read more

CICS Opinion Featured on National Media

With the recent appointment of the first turbaned Sikh, Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan as Canada’s Minister of National Defense on November 4th, 2015, many media outlets reached out to the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, and its Director, Ms. Satwinder Kaur Bains on the significance of this moment. According to the official website for the Prime … Read more

UFV’s School of Business Instructor Presents at St. Bede’s College in Shimla

Dr. Mike Ivanof, UFV School of Business presented Leadership in the context of globalization on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at St. Bede’s College, Shimla, India. He spoke on “Challenges and Opportunities emerging from Globalization, and the types of leadership styles, skills and traits that would lead to the most desirable outcomes in terms of successful development … Read more

CICS Curated Exhibition on Sikh Feminisms a Great Success

On Tuesday, September 29th at 5pm in the UFV S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies curated and launched an exhibition on Sikh Feminism’s entitled: (Mis)Interpretation: Sikh Feminisms in representations, texts and lived realities The critical Sikh feminist ethnographic exhibition was created in partnership with the Visual Arts Department and the International Department at … Read more

CICS Collaborates to Bring 100 Year Journey Dialogue to UFV

UFV’s President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mark Evered collaborated with  100 Year Journey founder Rana Vig as he joined former Attorney General and pioneer, the Honourable Wally Oppal, Q,C, for a unique and ground breaking initiative – “Conversations Along The Way” – a discussion of South Asian pioneers, their contributions and our on going responsibility as the … Read more