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SASI Research Assistant Awarded Undergraduate Research Excellence Award and Featured in Research Blog

The SASI was pleased that Research Assistant, Shan Dhaliwal was awarded the 2019 Undergraduate Research Excellence Award. Since January 2019, Shan has been working as a research assistant and social media analyst for the South Asian Studies Institute curated exhibit titled ‘We Are Hockey.’ The exhibit interrogates the experiences of peoples of colour in the […]

Dr. Tahseen Choudhury Presents “South Asians in Britain”

The SASI was pleased to host Dr. Tahseen Choudhury on July 23, 2019. Dr. Choudhury (PhD, Greenwich, UK) presented on the historical trajectory of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. The talk focused on the South Asian diaspora from India’s independence in 1947 to post-diasporic hybridity and the emergence of transcendental time in diasporaisation in […]

SASI Hosts Forum: ‘Hockey, Racism and Memory-Making’

The SASI hosted a forum based on its curated exhibit ‘We Are Hockey’ at the Sikh Heritage Museum and National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple on May 28, 2019. The forum featured a keynote address from Dr. Courtney Szto, whose PhD dissertation was the motivation and research piece behind the exhibit. The forum also featured […]

‘We Are Hockey’ Hits the Ice : Exhibit Opens at the Sikh Heritage Museum

On March 29th, 2019, the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley hosted the opening reception for the ‘We Are Hockey’ exhibit. This exhibit is a vibrant, historically rich, counter narrative of Canada’s beloved sport: hockey. Centered on the experiences of peoples of colour, this exhibit challenges singularly racial perspectives on the meaning […]

Shastri Institute and Hari Sharma Grants Received

The SASI is pleased to announce it has been awarded two grants. The first, the Shastri Programme Development Grant (an amount of 300,000 RS) will allow the SASI Director and Vice-Chancellor of Panjabi University, Dr. B.S Ghuman to develop two workshops (Canada and India) for stakeholders including policy makers both Canada and India, academic administrators, […]

SASI Co-Edits (Royal BC Museum) ‘Curious’ Online Magazine

The South Asian Studies Institute’s Coordinator (Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra) has edited a collection of articles for the Royal BC Museum’s online magazine Curious. Curious connects the public with the curators and staff of the Royal BC Museum. The magazine’s goal is to discover the unique perspectives and hear the incredible stories of such community. The current […]

SASI Receives Local and Province-Wide Recognition for its Work at the Sikh Heritage Museum

Since 2011, The South Asian Studies Institute has had a ten year partnership with the Sikh Heritage Museum and National Historic Site and Gur Sikh Temple. The SASI, in partnership with the Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford and the Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford have curated and installed exhibits of varying degrees, highlighting Sikh migration history, art […]

Royal BC Museum in Partnership with the SASI Unveils New Exhibit: Haq & History

Since 2014, the South Asian Studies Institute has partnered with the Royal BC Museum to record, narrate and include in a historical record the stories of Punjabi settlers in the Province of British Columbia. To date, the SASI and the RBCM have collected interviews and collected archives of 148 Punjabi families across the entire Province. […]

SASI Co-hosts Inaugural UFV ‘Valley Fest’

The SASI was pleased to be a part of the first annual UFV Valley Fest the week of March 11, 2019. The week long open campus event was an opportunity for various departments to open their doors to the community and get to learn more about each other. The South Asian Studies Institute featured its Udhaari […]

SASI 2nd Annual Symposium Audio Available Online

An audio podcast, based on the 2nd Annual Symposium SASI symposium hosted in November, 2018 can be accessed online. The 2nd Annual Symposium, titled: Interpretations and Expressions: The Evolution of South Asian Canadian Experiences looked at ‘South Asia’ as a region in part as a complex enigma when it becomes attached to Canadian diaspora experiences. […]