SASI Symposium and Commemoration of 550th Gurpurab

The SASI hosted two days of conversation and dialogue on November 28th and 29th, 2019. The first event on November 28th, titled “Commemorating 550th Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Dev ji,” was a community discussion on the life and impact of the philosophy of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji on humanity as many commemorate his 550th … Read more

SASI Director and Advisory Committee Member Honoured at Drishti Awards 2019

SASI Director, Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains was honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 2019 Drishti Awards Night. The lifetime achievement award is given to a positive community activist with exceptional dedication, professionalism and serving a vital contribution to their community. The awardee also needs to have, over the past 25 years or more, … Read more

UFVAA x BCAAC x UFV SASI x The Reach Gallery Presents: Exploring Diversity

The UFV Alumni Association in partnership with the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, the South Asian Studies Institute and the Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford hosted a panel titled “Exploring Diversity: A Dialogue on Culture, Ethnicity and Identity Through the Arts” on October 22, 2019. Sharing ideas that bring to light both professional and personal … Read more

SASI Supporter of ‘Women Who Named the Unnamed’ Event at Surrey City Hall

The SASI supported Surrey Muse Arts Society’s event titled ‘Women Who Named the Unnamed’ on September 28, 2019. The evening’s program was a three-hour stage show recognizing 15 distinguished women from Pakistan, Surrey, and Vancouver, who have each made substantial contributions to the development of communities through literature, art, scholarship, and activism. This included lawyers … Read more

Mo Dhaliwal Featured in UFV Alumni Magazine Skookum

(Please note, this blog post has been taken from UFV Today) The many lives of Mo Dhaliwal — alumni feature by Anne Russell on September 10, 2019 “Why me?”When we asked Mo Dhaliwal to be the subject of a feature in UFV’s Skookum magazine, he was a little hesitant. “I didn’t have a fantastic academic history at UFV. I … Read more

Fall 2019 SASI Students and Interns

The SASI was pleased to have two students working with us this Fall semester, one a Panjab University PhD student as part of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QES) Exchange Program and the other, a UFV Communications Practicum student. Read below about some of their experiences and work: Simarjeet Singh Simarjeet Singh arrived in Abbotsford on … Read more