Inaugural Building Bridges Community Golf Day a Great Success

The inaugural ‘Building Bridges Community Golf Day’ which took place on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Chilliwack Golf & Country Club was a great success. The Community Golf Day was established to raise funds for the South Asian Research Fellowship Program at the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI). The idea for the golf tournament […]

Dr. Renu Modi Speaks at the SASI on Gendered Perspectives on the Indian Diaspora in East Africa

Dr. Renu Modi, Associate Professor and former Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, India visited the South Asian Studies Institute on May 28th, 2018 to speak about the gendered perspectives on the Indian diaspora in East Africa. Dr. Modi gave a very well received talk on: History Missed Her Story: Gendered Perspectives on […]

Punjab University, Chandigarh Student Completes Summer Internship at the SASI

Jitender Singh( MSW) Panjab University, Chandigarh worked as a student intern from June to July at the SASI. The internship was a University studies project in which he was doing a cross cultural analysis of parenting support for children’s education by South Asian parents in Abbotsford. His project was titled: Restructuring Education through collaborative culture: […]

Vice-Chancellor Punjabi University Patiala Visits the SASI

Dr. B.S. Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala visited the SASI on July 3, 2018. Dr. B.S. Ghuman (who is also a Senior Faculty Associate of the SASI) visited the UFV campus and the SASI to discuss the modalities of the MoU that UFV has had with PiU since 2010. There were some great conversations looking […]

Building Bridges Community Golf Day Fundraiser for the SASI

Join event leaders Dr. Malwinder Dhami and Dr. Amarjit Bajwa for a fun day of golf in support of a new research fellowship at the SASI. Friday, August 24th at 11am. Please contact for group registration details.

Desis in the Diaspora Opens at the Sikh Heritage Museum

The Sikh Heritage Museum, a National Historic Site and Gur Sikh Temple (est. 1911), opened its tenth official exhibit titled Desis in the Diaspora. Desis in the Diaspora highlights South Asian Canadian youth artists who present their work across a broad spectrum of experiences and opinions. The question the exhibit poses is the meaning of the word desi. […]

Magnanimous Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami awarded honorary degree from the University of the Fraser Valley

(As seen in UFV Today) A SASI founding member, community philanthropist and advocate, Dr. Malwinder Singh Dhami will be receiving a UFV Honourary Degree.With a dental degree from India in his back pocket, Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami earned $2.95 an hour when he first came to Canada.He held no grudge behind that 7-11 counter, not even […]

Dr. Asma Qadri Visits SASI from the University of Punjab, Pakistan

The SASI was delighted to host Dr. Asma Qadri 0n April 30, 2018. Dr. Qadri is based in the Punjabi Department of the Oriental College of the University of Punjab in Pakistan. After doing her master’s in Punjabi Literature, she passed the Punjab Public Service Commission exam with distinction and joined the education department as a […]

Andy Sidhu Installed as UFV’s Third Chancellor

(As seen in UFV Today) Drummers, dholis, dancers, and dignitaries were on hand on April 19. 2018, as Andy Sidhu was formally installed as the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu took over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the […]

SASI Team Participate in First Canucks South Asian Hockey Night

SASI staff were honoured to be a part of the first ever South Asian Hockey Night hosted by the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. The night was filled with many great moments and memories, including the ceremonial puck drop by, and honouring of Robin Bawa, who was the first South Asian Canadian to […]