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UFV launches exhibit on Canadian Sikhs in First World War

Many Canadians fought in the First World War, and many were killed or injured. But it is often forgotten that those Canadians included ethnic minorities such as Indo-Canadians. The year 2014 marked the beginning of the centennial of World War I (also known as the ‘Great War’), which resulted in an estimated loss of 16 […]

Prabhjot Parmar to lecture on forgotten Indian soldiers of the Great War — Nov 5

Most of us know that Canadian, British, Australian, and eventually American troops fought in the First World War. But we don’t always think of soldiers from other colonies that saw action in Europe, Africa and Asia to support Great Britain’s war efforts. When UFV English professor Prabhjot Parmar compares the rich sense of history associated […]

UFV commissions play about Komagata Maru incident — premieres Nov 1

There are events in history that tell us much about the era’s social views and prejudices. The Komagata Maru incident is one of those. One hundred years ago a ship named the Komagata Maru dropped anchor in Vancouver with 376 passengers on board. The majority of these passengers were Sikh men (and British subjects) intending […]

UFV hosts Premier Christy Clark and delegation in Chandigarh

UFV hosted B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her international trade delegation at its campus in Chandigarh, India on Oct. 11. Clark is leading a nine-day trade mission to India. While visiting UFV Chandigarh, Premier Clark announced $50,000 in funding for 20 scholarships that will enable students from Canada to study in India, and students from […]

UFV Chandigarh marks 40th with new student lounge

Students and employees at UFV’s Chandigarh location celebrated the university’s 40th anniversary by hosting a grand opening of its new student lounge. The ceremony was attended by students, faculty, and staff. The workers who helped make the lounge a reality were given the honour of cutting the ribbon. Photos of the new lounge can be […]

Sandhu to speak on career strategies for the new global economy

The world is changing rapidly. Does the new global economy have you wondering about job and career strategies? Is it better to be a generalist than a specialist these days? Dr. Amandeep Sandhu, UFV’S BC Regional Chair in Canada-India Business & Economic Development, will address these and other questions as part of a lecture titled […]

UFV co-presents International Women’s Day event in Abbotsford

Abbotsford’s One Billion Rising event added a powerful voice with the recent inclusion of women’s rights advocate Rumana Monzur. The event, co-presented by the University of the Fraser Valley, takes place at Thunderbird Civic Plaza and The Reach Gallery Museum on International Women’s Day, March 8. Monzur made international headlines in June, 2011 after being […]

President visits UFV Chandigarh

UFV president Mark Evered, along with vice provost and associate VP academic Peter Geller and Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies director Satwinder Bains, is currently visiting India to meet with students, faculty, and administration connected to UFV’s Bachelor of Business Administration program in Chandigarh, including Team Peary (George and Sylvia), who are teaching business courses there (see […]

UFV welcomes Amandeep Sandhu as new BC Regional Innovation Chair

Dr. Amandeep Sandhu has been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada–India Business and Economic Development. He took up his post on July 1. This research chair is housed at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV. Sandhu will also be a faculty member in the UFV School […]