‘We Are Hockey’ Hits the Ice : Exhibit Opens at the Sikh Heritage Museum

On March 29th, 2019, the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley hosted the opening reception for the ‘We Are Hockey’ exhibit. This exhibit is a vibrant, historically rich, counter narrative of Canada’s beloved sport: hockey. Centered on the experiences of peoples of colour, this exhibit challenges singularly racial perspectives on the meaning … Read more

Shastri Institute and Hari Sharma Grants Received

The SASI is pleased to announce it has been awarded two grants. The first, the Shastri Programme Development Grant (an amount of 300,000 RS) will allow the SASI Director and Vice-Chancellor of Panjabi University, Dr. B.S Ghuman to develop two workshops (Canada and India) for stakeholders including policy makers both Canada and India, academic administrators, … Read more

SASI Co-Edits (Royal BC Museum) ‘Curious’ Online Magazine

The South Asian Studies Institute’s Coordinator (Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra) has edited a collection of articles for the Royal BC Museum’s online magazine Curious. Curious connects the public with the curators and staff of the Royal BC Museum. The magazine’s goal is to discover the unique perspectives and hear the incredible stories of such community. The current … Read more

SASI Receives Local and Province-Wide Recognition for its Work at the Sikh Heritage Museum

Since 2011, The South Asian Studies Institute has had a ten year partnership with the Sikh Heritage Museum and National Historic Site and Gur Sikh Temple. The SASI, in partnership with the Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford and the Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford have curated and installed exhibits of varying degrees, highlighting Sikh migration history, art … Read more

Royal BC Museum in Partnership with the SASI Unveils New Exhibit: Haq & History

Since 2014, the South Asian Studies Institute has partnered with the Royal BC Museum to record, narrate and include in a historical record the stories of Punjabi settlers in the Province of British Columbia. To date, the SASI and the RBCM have collected interviews and collected archives of 148 Punjabi families across the entire Province. … Read more

SASI Co-hosts Inaugural UFV ‘Valley Fest’

The SASI was pleased to be a part of the first annual UFV Valley Fest the week of March 11, 2019. The week long open campus event was an opportunity for various departments to open their doors to the community and get to learn more about each other. The South Asian Studies Institute featured its Udhaari … Read more

SASI 2nd Annual Symposium Audio Available Online

An audio podcast, based on the 2nd Annual Symposium SASI symposium hosted in November, 2018 can be accessed online. The 2nd Annual Symposium, titled: Interpretations and Expressions: The Evolution of South Asian Canadian Experiences looked at ‘South Asia’ as a region in part as a complex enigma when it becomes attached to Canadian diaspora experiences. … Read more

Provincial Stop Sign of Interest Unveiled at Gur Sikh Temple

(Article courtesy of Drishti Magazine) A new Stop of Interest sign has been unveiled at the Gur Sikh Temple and Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, providing travellers with information about the oldest still-standing Sikh gurdwara”in North America. “B.C.’s Stop of Interest signs are a way to share our province’s history,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation … Read more

Chair and Research Assistant Present at ISPIM Conference

Dr. Jon Thomas, BC Regional Innovation Chair and his student research assistant, Jordan Evans (UFV CIS), presented research papers on “University Entrepreneurship” and “Innovation in the Fraser Valley”, at the ISPIM Connects Conference in Ottawa earlier this month, April 2019. ISPIM is the International Society for Professional Innovation Management formed in Norway in 1983 with … Read more