Archive | May, 2012

University of Mumbai partnership yields Fellowship opportunity

  CICS Director Satwinder Bains visited the Indo Canadian Studies Centre (ICSC) at the University of Mumbai in February of this year to meet with colleagues and to fulfill a fellowship opportunity. The ICSC was initiated by the BC Premier Gordon Campbell on his Trade Mission to India in 2008 in partnership with the CICS […]

Susan Fisher, Senior Associate of the CICS receives scholarly award

UFV faculty member and senior associate of CICS won the 2012 Canada prize for a scholarly work in the humanities category. This was awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and was one of the four awards- two for scholarly works in the humanities and two for scholarly works in the […]

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 […]

Satwinder Gill goes to India for an internship

Satwinder Gill, an avid student volunteer at CICS and a General Studies student at UFV was very excited when he found out that he had been accepted to go on an internship to India for 3 months. He went to work on a project funded by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. He spent 3 months in […]

CICS collaborates with Abbotsford Heat for hockey game for Vasakhi

For the first time this year the CICS collaborated with The Abbotsford Heat for a hockey game to celebrate the festival of Vasakhi on April 4th. Thousands of people turned up, mostly wearing traditional Indian clothes with a view to share in the Vasakhi celebrations in our community. CICS had set up an information booth […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Balancing Values By Sidrah Ahmad

  With a warm cup of chai in my hands, and the smell of spices and daal cooking on the stove, I burrow into my favorite spot on the couch and take a satisfying sip of my drink as I ponder about writing this article.  How do I answer the proposed question: What’s it like […]