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Up on the rooftops: UFV students help create gardens in India

  What were three young Canadian students doing in crowded bustees on the outskirts of Chandigarh? We posed this question to Stacy Thoreson (a Sociology/Anthropology student), Adam Rieu (a Geography student) and Kathryn Shiratti (a Geography graduate) from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The answer we got was not only inspiring but loaded […]

UFV strengthening connections in India: PM visits with UFV Chandigarh students

The University of the Fraser Valley strengthened its ties to India recently through an 11-day visit by UFV president Mark Evered and colleagues. And a visit by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his trade mission to Chandigarh gave students from UFV’s business administration program there the chance to make a good first impression on the […]

It’s A Girl film investigates female infanticide

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 […]

Author Shauna Singh Baldwin returns to UFV Oct 10

A renowned Indo-Canadian author now living in the United States will return to the University of the Fraser Valley for the third time in five years to read from her latest work on Wednesday, Oct 10. The free reading will take place at 7 pm in the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, in Building F, also […]

Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers = fundraising success

In this day and age, the dreams of a university don’t take flight without a solid foundation of community support. So when the Indo-Canadian community approached the University of the Fraser Valley (then UCFV) started to look into developing courses, programs, and community outreach initiatives in the area of Indo-Canadian studies in the early 2000s, […]

Dr. Yvon Dandurand returns to research and professorship, passing Associate Vice President Research and Graduate Studies to Dr. Adrienne Chan

 Yvon Dandurand has served as Associate Vice-President (AVP), Research and Graduate Studies for the past 10 years, and is now stepping aside to return to teaching and research projects of his own. “I get all kinds of requests to be a guest lecturer as part of other professors’ classes, but that’s really not the same […]

International Women’s Day at UFV

An evening of information sharing, networking and presenting will take place at UFV next week in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event is taking place on Thursday, March 8 and is being hosted by UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in collaboration with the Abbotsford/Mission Community Services, South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA), and International […]

UFV builds partnership with leading language university in India

UFV students have gained a new avenue for studies and international opportunities thanks to the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an Indian university. The MOU was signed between the University of the Fraser Valley and Punjabi University in Patiala, India, recently. It will see the universities work together on tasks such […]

UFV Chandigarh celebrates sixth anniversary and students

UFV Chandigarh recently celebrated its sixth anniversary with a special dinner to recognize the success of the school and its students. The university, located in northern India, hosted close to 300 students, parents, industry associates and community supporters on Friday, Nov. 18. During the annual dinner, $5,000 in scholarships was awarded to students. The Consul […]

UFV presents the Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival

UFV will soon be hosting a film festival honouring the centennial celebration of Abbotsford’s Gur Sikh Temple. The seventh annual Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival is taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5–10 p.m. Hosted by UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, the event will feature an opening reception at 5 p.m. with an array […]

UFV in the news: Sikh temple centennial

Read a selection of the news coverage on Abbotsford’s Sikh temple centennial celebration, featuring UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies. Sikh temple built on faith and courage The Province – August 29, 2011 “It has a huge significance to us,” said Bains, director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. […]

Bains named director of UCFV’s new Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

After an extensive search and recruiting process, Satwinder Bains of Abbotsford has been chosen as the the Director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University College of the Fraser Valley. “We are extremely lucky to have been able to recruit someone like Satwinder,” said UCFV Dean of Research Yvon Dandurand. “She is very […]