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SASI Hosts Lecture on Guru Nanak

The SASI, in partnership with the Consulate General of India, Vancouver hosted Dr. Hardev Virk at the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple on September 10, 2019. The talk, titled “Guru Nanak- a Universal Prophet Without Borders” looked at the science behind Guru Nanak’s philosophy and teachings along with various stories and […]

SASI Publications

SASI Director, Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains co-edited the newly published monograph from UBC Press titled Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Charting Colonial Trajectories. The book was co-edited by Dr. Rita Dhamoon (UVic), Dr. Davina Bhandar (Athabasca) and Dr. Renisa Mawani (UBC). Satwinder’s chapter, titled “The Resistance of Indian Migrants: Facing Lies, Deception, and Racism” is included […]

SASI Hosts Punjabi University Patiala Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ghuman

The South Asian Studies Institute hosted a tea with special guest Dr. B.S. Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala and his partner Dr. Dhian Kaur, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Panjab University in Chandigarh. The SASI has a long standing relationship with Dr. Ghuman who helped initiate our presence in the region […]

2nd Annual Building Bridges Golf Day a Success

The SASI in partnership with UFV’s Advancement team and tournament founders Dr. Malwinder Dhami and Dr. Amarjit Bajwa are pleased to announce that the second annual Building Bridges Golf Day was a great success. The days’ golf participants as well as sponsors for the day each supported SASI’s Research Fellowship Endowment, funding scholarly research aimed […]

SASI 2019 Summer Interns

The SASI has been busy this Summer with three interns from our Indian University partners who have been working on diverse and interesting research projects under the guidance and supervision of SASI Director Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains:   Ajaypal Kaur, who is pursuing her M. Phil. from the Department of Economics at the Punjabi University, […]

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, […]