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

O.P. Jindal Global University officials visit SASI

On January 11, 2023 Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni, Advisor to the Vice Chancellor and Professor of Eminence along with Mr. Akhil Bhardwaj, Additional Director, Office of International Affairs and Global Initiatives from O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonepat, Haryana, India visited the SASI offices. Mr. Walter Foreman, UFV’s Associate Director, International was kind enough to … Read more

Scholars and practitioners meet to discuss Youth, Crime Prevention and Sports

The South Asian Institute hosted the Youth Crime Prevention and Sports Colloquium in partnership with UFV’s Dept. of Kinesiology and the Dept of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The two-day event on November 25 to 26 brought together researchers, scholars, and practitioners to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of sports participation in reducing criminal behaviour. The … 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

LANGAR, the centuries old tradition of serving humanity and serving community meals.

Writer: Antoinetta Holierhoek The SASI and UFV’s Library partnered together in the Langar Project and created a thoughtful exhibit on the history of Langar. Special Collections Librarian Mary-Anne MacDougall arranged the display with a culturally sensitive eye for design and detail. Langar… I’m ashamed to say that I only learned about the deeper meaning of … Read more

Meeting to promote cooperation between the Institute of Indian Studies and the South Asian Studies Institute

Mr. Walter Foreman, Associate Director of International Relations, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), visited the Institute of Indian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), on October 5, 2022. He held meetings with Prof. Chanwahn Kim, Director of the Institute of Indian Studies, and Prof. Rajiv Kumar, Research Professor at the Institute of Indian … Read more

EHSAAS Readers and Writers Festival -2022

SASI’s traditional ‘EHSAAS Readers and Writers Festival’ was reinstated after a long hiatus on October 13th, at 6pm. A diverse group of brilliant writers, poets, and authors joined in person at the SASI and read their poetry in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, and English. In his ground-breaking debut collection Tariq wove together history and myth with his … Read more

Tourism Abbotsford partners with SASI – Rails, Jails and Trolleys film showed again at UFV!

On October 1st, the South Asian Studies Institute hosted another very successful screening of Rails, Jails, & Trolleys, a documentary on the largest farmer’s protest movement in partnership with Abbotsford Tourism as part of Taste of Abby Festival. Rails, Jails and Trolleys documents history’s largest farmers’ protest and the Canadian diaspora’s response to it. This … Read more

SASI’s 15th Anniversary Celebration marks another milestone of achievements

In 2004, a group of visionaries got together and brainstormed the ideas of engaging the South Asian Community in academia, research, and community building for the benefits of bringing equity, diversity, and inclusion for all on common grounds. In 2016, the CICS “Centre” took a wider turn to change into an “Institute” and was named … Read more

SASI Director Featured in NFB Film ‘Unarchived’

SASI Director, Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains is amongst several scholars, historians, archivists and activists featured in a new National Film Board (NFB) film called ‘Unarchived.’ The world premiere of the film took place at this years (2022) Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). The NFB states, “For too long, the past has been the exclusive domain … Read more