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Punjabi Intercultural History Project with the CICS and RBCM Complete First Phase

Punjabi Intercultural History Project with the CICS and RBCM Complete First Phase

The Royal BC Museum, in partnership with the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at UFV and through collaboration with regional institutions, completed its first phase of community consultations throughout the province to gather feedback from the Punjabi community, a pioneer group that has made a significant impact on the province’s cultural, economic and social history. […]

CICS Sister-Centre in Mumbai Hosts Conference

CICS Sister-Centre in Mumbai Hosts Conference

The CoHaB Indian Diaspora Centre at the Indo Canadian Centre Studies (ICSC) in the University of Mumbai and the Centre for Advances Studies in India (CASII) conducted a Joint International Conference at the University of Mumbai, entitled ‘The Past, Present and Post ‘Diaspora’: New Directions in Diaspora Studies’ in November, 2016. The Conference was inaugurated […]

The CICS Publishes New Book By Renowned Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

The CICS Publishes New Book By Renowned Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

  The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies Announces its publication of Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction by renowned author Shauna Singh Baldwin. The book will be launched at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies on Thursday, September 29th at 6pm. Book signing by Shauna will follow. Please Save the Date in your calendars as all are welcome to attend. […]

A Soldier Remembered: Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal

A Soldier Remembered: Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal

Retired Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal passed away peacefully on June 26, 2016 with his family by his side. He was 95 years old. Pritam Singh Jauhal, a decorated World War II veteran, first came into the public eye in Canada on Remembrance Day in 1993, when he was denied entrance to the Surrey Newton […]

President’s Office Celebrates 10 Years in Chandigarh

President’s Office Celebrates 10 Years in Chandigarh

On June 3, 2016 Dr. Mark Evered, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley hosted a special occasion in Canada to celebrate and mark 10 years of the UFV Campus in Chandigarh India.  The UFV Alumni Association’s Chair Nik Venema and Vice Chair Nav Bains chose to honour the top ten alumni […]

Instructional Skills Workshop Co-Facilitated by UFV Chandigarh Instructor

Instructional Skills Workshop Co-Facilitated by UFV Chandigarh Instructor

Monica Sachdeva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce & Management at UFV’s Chandigarh campus co-facilitated the Instructional Skills Workshop held at UFV’s Abbotsford campus in May, 2016. Dr. Sachdeva was joined by David Tickner, Faculty Development Consultant and Trainer. The success of this FDW was a direct result of the teachers’ engagement, commitment to […]

BC Legislature Honours South Asian Heritage

BC Legislature Honours South Asian Heritage

May 17, 2016 was a historic day in the BC Legislature and for South Asians in particular. MLA and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Mr. Amrik Virk welcomed government officials, community members and professionals to a new and permanent installation highlighting the contribution of Indian soldiers who served in the war effort of […]

Dr. Manpreet Singh Visits the CICS from the University of Mumbai

Dr. Manpreet Singh Visits the CICS from the University of Mumbai

The CICS was pleased to host visiting scholar and researcher Dr. Manpreet J Singh this May, 2016. Dr. Manpreet J Singh teaches at Mata Sundri College, Department of English, Delhi University. She is currently associated with Indo Canadian Study Centre, Mumbai University as a Fellow with the South Asia Diaspora Fund. The topic of her research […]

CICS Student Zaki Al-Dhamari Receives Undergraduate Research Excellence Award

CICS Student Zaki Al-Dhamari Receives Undergraduate Research Excellence Award

The CICS was proud to nominate UFV student Zaki Al-Dhamari for the annual Undergraduate Excellence Award in April 2016. Zaki worked on two major data collation projects for the CICS. He first collected, thematized and graphed the data results of the CICS ‘Post Cards from the Margin’ research project. These were collected anecdotes from across […]

Sikh Legacy in Pakistan Comes to Life at the CICS

Sikh Legacy in Pakistan Comes to Life at the CICS

Over 70 community members from a diverse mix of cultures, backgrounds, history and heritage were given a unique opportunity to partake in a poignant history of Sikh Heritage in Pakistan on May 31, 2016. Amardeep Singh, author of Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan addressed the audience by sharing his experience of visiting hundreds of sites in […]