Dr. Evered Hosts the President’s Dinner at the Taj Hotel in Chandigarh

Dr. Evered hosted a dinner for UFV/ India University partners, UFV India faculty and staff, SD College dignitaries, AUCC Students for Development students and the Canadian Consul General Mr. Scot Slessor.  Enjoying the night breezes of the Chandigarh poolside, guests were happy to mingle, enjoy an amazing array of food and bask in the recognition … Read more

AUCC Students for Development Interns Public Engagement

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Students for Development (SFD) project UFV student interns Adam Rieu, Kathryn Shiratti and Stacy Thorensen spent the fall semester working as interns in the local Chandigarh area. Their project was supervised by Dr. Garry Fehr, Geography UFV, Dr. Dhian Kaur, Geography, Panjab University and Dr. Krishna Mohan, … Read more

UFV India Awards Ceremony

UFV India held its annual award ceremony at SD College with special guests of honour Mr. Scot Slessor, Consul General of Canada in Chandigarh, Mr Bal Gosal, Minister of Sport, Canada, Dr Arun Grover, Vice Chancellor of Panjab University. The event was graciously and ably emceed by George Peary and Sylvia Peary – affectionately called … Read more

President Visits Punjabi University – Patiala

Dr. Evered and his UFV team including Satwinder Bains, Director of the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, Mr. George Peary BBA Instructor and Dr. Prabhjot Parmar, Dept of English instructor were received with warmth by the Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala Dr. Jaspal Singh and Registrar Dr A.S. Chawla. The delegation met with faculty from … Read more

The Toronto Dominion Bank Presents Cheque Installment

Representatives from TD Canada Trust were on hand to present the final installment of $20,000 as part of their $50,000 donation in total. The TD India Canada Studies Endowment Bursary is available to any UFV student who is enrolled in, or has completed a minimum of 6 credits applicable to the India Canada Studies program. Kenda Allen,  … Read more

UFV Instructor Trevor Carolan Visits Mumbai

Dr.  Trevor Carolan, an instructor with the Department of English at UFV visited the University of Mumbai and was invited to do read from his book The Lotus Singers at the Mumbai Writers Festival. Trevor’s trip to Mumbai was coordinated by the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies. The following is an excerpt from a letter Trevor wrote detailing his … Read more

‘It’s a Girl’ Screening at UFV

In some parts of the world, the words “it’s a girl” aren’t always greeted with joy on the part of the parents of a newborn infant. In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted, or abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as … Read more

UFV Chandigarh Students Visit Prime Minister Stephen Harper

International Trade Minister Ed Fast met with students and faculty of the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) India in Chandigarh, India. Included in the photo are Mark Evered, UFV President and Vice-Chancellor; Paul Davidson, President of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; and George Peary, a former mayor of Abbotsford, British Columbia, … Read more

Response to Milwaukee Gurdwara Shootings

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies hosted a forum in response to the tragic Gurdwara shootings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Faculty and staff presented on a variety of short papers relating to the topic: We are all Sikhs: Blind spots in racial landscapes of “mistaken identities.” The reflection was attended by faculty, staff and students and … Read more