Jagat (Jack) Singh Uppal Donation to the CICS

Jagat Singh Uppal, or “Jack”  is an example of an individual who came from humble beginnings, and found great success in British Columbia through hard work and dedication. Although Jack Uppal himself was only one year old when he first emigrated to Canada, his family has imbedded pioneer histories in British Columbia as Jack Uppal’s … Read more

Minister of Advanced Education Visits the CICS

Honourable Amrik Virk, the Minister of Advanced Education for the Province of British Columbia visited the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies on his final stop during an all-day tour of the Agriculture Centre of Excellence currently under construction in the Chilliwack, UFV campus. “We are planting the seeds of success for students who want to reap … Read more

President Visits UFV Chandigarh

UFV President Mark Evered, Vice Provost and Associate VP Academic Peter Geller and Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies director Satwinder Bains, visited India to meet with students, faculty, and administration connected to UFV’s Bachelor of Business Administration program in Chandigarh.  Team Peary (George and Sylvia), were also teaching business courses there as UFV business faculty (see photos here). Their itinerary included attending an annual awards … Read more

Launch of CICS Published Book “A Soldier Remembers”

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was pleased to host the official launch of its first published book A Soldier Remembers based on the memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Pritam Singh Jauhal. The book was co-authored by Pritam Singh Jauhal, the veteran at the centre of the story, and Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, coordinator of the CICS at UFV. … Read more

Ehsaas South Asian Readers and Writers Festival at UFV

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was pleased to host its annual Ehsaas South Asian Readers and Writers Festival on Thursday, November 21st. This year’s festival featured four writers: Raminder Sidhu, Hugh Johnston, Lieutenant Colonel Pritam Singh Jauhal and Ashok Bhargava. Raminder began the festival by reading from her debut novel Tears of Mehndi, and was followed by … Read more