Exhibition Opening at Sikh Heritage Museum

July 15th saw the unveiling of the second exhibition opening at the Sikh Heritage Museum titled Punjab-the people, the land, the legacy. Pioneer families, dignitaries, and many others from the community attended and viewed the beautiful paintings. This second exhibition featured the art work of acclaimed local artist Manjit Singh Sandhu. Mr. Sandhu painted individual … Read more

Dr Uttam Panda visits UFV and CICS

Dr. Panda from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India visited CICS in February to present a lecture on Role Conflict, Stress and Their Coping Strategies: An Indian Perspective. This interesting lecture focused on how the manifold roles of dual career couples create conflict situations in their family life on one hand and economic independence, liberty … Read more

International Women’s Day celebrated at CICS

CICS in collaboration with Abbotsford community services, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA), and Mission Community Services celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8. Various local organizations set up organizational booths for networking and gave out information about their services. This was followed by the … Read more

Readings, voices and interpretations with Anosh Irani

This years annual Ehsaas Readers & Writers Festival was celebrated on March 14. The Centre invited four acclaimed authors which included UFV’s writer in residence Anosh Irani, Fauzia Rafique, Surjeet Kalsey and Paul Sunga to participate in the festival and to read from their works.  Author Anosh Irani read from his novel The Song of … Read more

Student Research Awards

  UFV’s student research day was held on March 29 where students from all the departments presented their research projects as posters and microlectures. Matthew Stoutjesdyk and Jason Kowal presented a poster Low-tech, High Performance: Moving Families Forward One Microgarden at a Time that summarized the work of the project in the slums of Chandigarh … Read more

Dr Ghuman from Panjab University, Chandigarh visits CICS

Dr Dhian Kaur Ghuman from Panjab University, Geography Faculty, Chandigarh visited the Centre in January along with Phd Scholar Anandvir Saini to build project design for a demonstration food project for colony dwellers (low income, daily wage earners) in Chandigarh, Punjab, India . The project was a joint University project between PU and UFV funded … Read more