Archive | May, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits SASI exhibit at National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple

(From UFV Press Release) A crowd of excited community members spent Friday afternoon waiting patiently for a special visitor on the grounds of the Gur Sikh Temple national historic site and Sikh Heritage Museum on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. And, at around 1:45 pm, they were rewarded as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from […]

Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies celebrates 10 years, rebrands as South Asian Studies Institute

Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies celebrates 10 years, rebrands as South Asian Studies Institute

 by Anne Russell on May 4, 2017  UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies began with an idea and a commitment from the community.Now, as it celebrates 10 years of serving as a centre of activity, events, information, scholarship, and research related to the Indo-Canadian community, it is extending its focus to embrace regions of South Asia. […]

CICS Research Student Nominated for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Award

CICS Research Student Nominated for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Award

The CICS was pleased that research assistant, Yuvraj Singh will receive the 2017 Undergraduate Research Award from the Office of  Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies at UFV. Yuvraj worked as a research assistant during the fall and winter semester, 2016/17 on a number of data collation projects for the CICS. The awarded project he worked […]

UFV President and Vice-President Visit Khalsa College

Dr. Mark Evered, UFV Vice Chancellor and President; Dr. Eric Davis, UFV Provost and Vice-President, Academic and CICS Director Satwinder Bains visited Khalsa College in Amritsar to meet with Principal Dr. Mehal Singh and faculty from Social Sciences. The goal of the meeting was to look for ways to build faculty collaborations on research and […]

Sikh Heritage Museum Exhibit Travels to the Penticton Museum and Archives

Sikh Heritage Museum Exhibit Travels to the Penticton Museum and Archives

The CICS’s curated exhibit on Canadian Sikhs in WWI (originally launched in 2015) at the Sikh Heritage Museum traveled to The Penticton Museum and Archives. The Penticton Museum exhibit, called British Columbia’s War, 1914–1918, aims to educate British Columbians about the contributions of their forebears in the First World War, and will be available for viewing from […]