Historic Visit to BC by Indian Prime Minister

Vice Chancellor and President Dr. Mark Evered and CICS Director Satwinder Bains attended a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Harper in honor of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 16th in Vancouver BC. The Prime Ministers both spoke of the power of the Diaspora and the community, social and trade connections between the two … Read more

Showcasing UFV’s Undergraduate Researchers

Student Research Day Showcasing UFV’s undergraduate researchers   On April 8, the UFV community had a chance to pick up interesting tidbits from some of UFV’s best student minds. In one afternoon, more than 90 students participated in a MicroLecture, poster presentation, or both. Topics ranged from invasive knotweed, crime in Abbotsford, and lichens as a measure of … Read more

Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at UFV

  By Nadine Moedt (The Cascade/Photos) It was out of tragedy that the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was born. On March 21, 1966, police officers under South Africa’s Apartheid rule opened fire on an unarmed group of protesters, killing 69 men, women, and children, and injuring 180 more. The Sharpeville massacre … Read more

Ehsaas Readers and Writers Festival with Shauna Singh Baldwin at the CICS

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was pleased to host acclaimed Canadian author Shauna Singh Baldwin at this year’s Ehsaas South Asian Readers and Writers Festival on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. The presentation was very well attended by approximately 30 people, which included University faculty, students and community members. Ms. Baldwin presented her talk, titled “Why … Read more