Opening of “un/tangling, un/covering, un/doing” at the Surrey Art Gallery

On February 9th, the Surrey Art Gallery hosted their Winter Opening of un/tangling, un/covering, un/doing, an exhibition curated by Associate curator, Suvi Bains that “shares stories embedded in the rituals attached to hair, such as acts of resistance and sacred reverence”. SASI participated in the exhibit and contributed their support for an important topic. Hair … Read more

Partnering with Vancouver Maritime Museum

The South Asian Studies Institute partnered with the Vancouver Maritime Museum in their Open House on March 9th. The free event welcomed families from across the city to engage in activities including solving puzzles, creating crafts, coloring captivating scenes, listening to enchanting storytelling sessions, and exploring fascinating archival displays. Digital Archivist, Thamilini Jothilingam and Assistant … Read more

You are Invited: SASI Open House

On Tuesday, March 26th, The South Asian Studies Institute will be hosting an Open House at their new home in UFV, Building K. Please visit our new home in K building, stay awhile for a tour, chai, refreshments and interactive activities.

SASI Celebrates Family Literacy Day with The Fraser Valley Regional Library

On Saturday, January 27th, The South Asian Studies Institute joined The Fraser Valley Regional Library at their Family Literacy Day celebration. The SASI and many literacy partners from the Abbotsford community including the Abbotsford Community School, Literacy Matters Abbotsford, Mamele’awt Indigenous Education and more hosted educational and interactive activities for families with their own literacy … Read more

Unfolding The Layers of Migration

The Sikh Heritage Museum is a touchstone of history, heritage, and culture for the Sikh community in the Fraser Valley and beyond to all parts of BC. Since it is housed in the oldest standing Sikh gurdwara – the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in the Americas, Heritage Week is a moment in BC … Read more

Screening Timeline of Rails, Jails and Trolleys

Rails, Jails and Trolleys (August 2022) produced by the South Asian Studies Institute and directed by Henna Mann, documents history’s largest farmers’ protest and the Canadian diaspora’s response to it. This groundbreaking documentary captures the electric ethos of a protest that received international attention and the resounding response by Canadians to the movement. A full … Read more

The Traveling Haq & History Exhibit

The Haq and History exhibit was curated and designed by the Royal BC Museum in partnership with the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley. The exhibit gives visitors a chance to experience stories from, and about South Asian Canadians that document their lives, including highlights about work, home life and … Read more

Character Abbotsford Visits SASI

On January 11th, the Character Abbotsford Council members, and the public were welcomed to a tour of the South Asian Studies Institute led by Acting President Dr. James Mandigo. Dr. Mandigo introduced Character Abbotsford to the work of SASI with great honour and respect. He expressed his personal gratitude to the SASI team for their … Read more