Archive | April, 2018

SASI Team Participate in First Canucks South Asian Hockey Night

SASI staff were honoured to be a part of the first ever South Asian Hockey Night hosted by the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. The night was filled with many great moments and memories, including the ceremonial puck drop by, and honouring of Robin Bawa, who was the first South Asian Canadian to […]

SASI and Sikh Heritage Museum Host Talk ‘Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ by Amardeep Singh

The South Asian Studies Institute, in partnership with the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple, hosted author Amardeep Singh as he discussed his second pictoral publication: THE QUEST CONTINUES: LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan. The second collection, much like his first book, motivates all communities to become aware of their […]

SASI Hosts Consul General of India, Vancouver

The SASI was honoured to host the new Consul General to Vancouver from India, Ms. Abhilasha Joshi on January 31, 2018 along with her colleague Ms. Gosain. SASI Faculty Associates and colleagues along with community members introduced themselves and their work and connections to India. Members of the Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford were also in […]

DJ Sandhu Retires from UFV

The Office of Vice Provost/Associate Vice President Academic, Dr. Peter Geller and the Office of Research Engagement and Graduate Studies and Dr. Adrienne Chan hosted a farewell tea on March 27th, 2018 in honour of  DJ Sandhu’s retirment. DJ founded and established the successful UFV India campus in Chandigarh and was the first Chair holder […]

SASI and Sikh Heritage Museum Host BC Museums Association Workshop

The South Asian Studies Institute in partnership with the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple were pleased to host the first BC Museums Association Regional Workshop of 2018 in Abbotsford on March 19th. Luc Desmarais guided the museum professionals in attendance on how small museums can lay the groundwork for collection clean-up and […]