‘We Are Hockey’ Hits the Ice l Exhibit Opens at the Sikh Heritage Museum

On March 29th, 2019, the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley hosted the opening reception for the ‘We Are Hockey’ exhibit. This exhibit is a vibrant, historically rich, counter narrative of Canada’s beloved sport: hockey. Centered on the experiences of peoples of colour, this exhibit challenges singularly racial perspectives on the meaning […]

SASI Receives Shastri and Hari Sharma Grants

The SASI is pleased to announce it has been awarded two grants. The first, the Shastri Programme Development Grant (an amount of 300,000 RS) will allow the SASI  and its partner organization to  develop two workshops (Canada and India) including stakeholders including policy makers both Canadian and Indian, administrators, civil society community, researchers, managers of […]

SASI Receives Local and Province-Wide Recognition for its Work at the Sikh Heritage Museum

Since 2011, The South Asian Studies Institute has had a ten year partnership with the Sikh Heritage Museum and National Historic Site and Gur Sikh Temple. The SASI, in partnership with the Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford and the Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford have curated and installed exhibit of varying degrees, highlighting Sikh migration history, art […]

HAQ & History l SASI in Partnership with Royal BC Museum Unveils New Pocket Gallery Exhibit

Since 2014, the South Asian Studies Institute has partnered with the Royal BC Museum to record, narrate and include in a historical record the stories of Punjabi settlers in the Province of British Columbia. To date, the SASI and the RBCM have collected interviews and archives of 148 Punjabi families across the entire Province. Recently, […]

SASI Co-hosts Inaugural UFV ‘Valley Fest’

The SASI was pleased to be a part of the first annual UFV Valley Fest the week of March 11, 2019. The week long open campus event was an opportunity for various departments to open their doors to the community and get to learn more about each other. The South Asian Studies Institute featured its Udhaari […]

Supported Learning Groups (SLG) Developed in UFV Chandigarh

UFV India recently launched the Supported Learning Groups Program (SLG) at the Chandigarh campus. The initiative was led by Navneet Sidhu, the Coordinator for the SLG program at UFV, who visited UFV Chandigarh to train the staff, faculty and students. SLGs are peer led study sessions aimed to improve study skills and grades in first […]

Chair and Research Assistant Present at ISPIM Conference

Dr. Jon Thomas and his student research assistant, Jordan Evans (UFV CIS), presented research papers on “University Entrepreneurship” and “Innovation in the Fraser Valley”, at the ISPIM Connects Conference in Ottawa earlier this month, April 2019. ISPIM is the International Society for Professional Innovation Management formed in Norway in 1983 with members in over 70 […]

Save the Date l ‘We Are Hockey’ Exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum

The South Asian Studies Institute is pleased to announce that a date has been set for its next curated exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum titled ‘We Are Hockey.’ The exhibit is a vibrant, historically rich, counter narrative of Canada’s beloved sport: hockey. Centred on the experiences of peoples of colour, this exhibit challenges singularly racial […]

Another Successful Instructional Skills Workshop in UFV India

Former UFV Faculty member Raymonde Tickner and instructor David Ticker conducted the Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW) at the UFV India campus in Chandigarh from December 17th-December 20, 2018. The ISW Program is a comprehensive three-tiered instructor development program. The workshop focuses on the teaching from the point of view of students and not from the point […]

SASI Second Annual Symposium

The SASI hosted its second annual symposium on November 30, 2018. This year’s theme to the conference was Interpretations and Expressions: The Evolution of South Asian Canadian Experiences. Building on the 2017 symposium which invited scholars to reflect on their ideas of the understanding and representation of South Asia in Canada, the 2018 symposium opened a […]