Exhibition Opening & Komagata Maru Commemoration

The SASI launched a new exhibition at the Sikh Heritage Museum on July 25th, 2023: Marriages & Migration: A Transnational Story of BC. Evocative photos from the Del Monte collection allowed us to tell the history of transnational marriages in Abbotsford’s Panjabi Sikh community. The photographs in the exhibition present a glimpse into Panjabi Sikh … Read more

Paldi Historical Museum Opening

On July 1st, the Paldi Khalsa Diwan Society hosted a grand opening of the Paldi Historical Museum (located in the Paldi gurdwara) as part of the community’s annual Jor Mela. The museum space is in the Paldi gurdwara at 23 Paldi Road. The South Asian Canadian Digital Archive hosts multiple collections on Paldi: the Joan … Read more

Haq and History Travels to Port Moody

On Sunday, May 7th, the SASI team attended the opening reception of the Haq and History exhibition at the Port Moody Station Museum. Haq and History is a collaborative exhibition created by the Royal BC Museum and the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, as part of the South Asian … Read more


The South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) presented an opportunity to museums and cultural centres across BC to travel the successful Haq and History exhibit to their communities. In return the museums will create an addition to the exhibit; stories of their local history of South Asian Canadians, giving visitors a chance to see and learn … Read more

WE ARE HOCKEY – Travels to Brampton, Ontario

Claire Bennett, Curator, Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives The Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton, Ontario was thrilled to finally install the  We Are Hockey exhibition (2018) curated by the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) at the University of the Fraser Valley. After becoming aware of the exhibition in 2018, the … Read more