Archive | October, 2013
Ghadar Centennial Conference at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

Ghadar Centennial Conference at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

On October 17th, 2013, the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley organized and hosted Ghadar Centennial Conference 1913 Interpreting Ghadar: Echoes of Voices Past. The academic conference featured 12 presenters in 3 panels each with a unique perspective on the impacts and significance of the Ghadarites of the early 20th […]

GirlKind Foundation and the CICS Celebrate “Every Girl Matters Day”

GirlKind Foundation and the CICS Celebrate “Every Girl Matters Day”

“On December 19th, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.“ –United Nations In honour of this declaration made by the United Nations, Deesh Sekhon, founder of the GirlKind […]

Reading from “Helium” by Author Jaspreet Singh

Reading from “Helium” by Author Jaspreet Singh

Acclaimed author Jaspreet Singh visited the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies on October 10th, 2013 and read from his latest novel Helium. The novel, though a work of fiction encompasses around the very real, tragic and horrific government organized anti-Sikh pogroms which erupted in 1984 in Delhi, India following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by […]

UFV Students Host Akhand Path

UFV Students Host Akhand Path

Students at the University of the Fraser Valley, many of whom are international students from India including those from the UFV Chandigarh BBA program hosted a three day akhand path at the Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford Gurdwara. With the support of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, the students initiated dialogue with various different departments across […]