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Vice-Chancellor Punjabi University Patiala Visits the SASI

Dr. B.S. Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala visited the SASI on July 3, 2018. Dr. B.S. Ghuman (who is also a Senior Faculty Associate of the SASI) visited the UFV campus and the SASI to discuss the modalities of the MoU that UFV has had with PiU since 2010. There were some great conversations looking […]

Building Bridges Community Golf Day Fundraiser for the SASI

Join event leaders Dr. Malwinder Dhami and Dr. Amarjit Bajwa for a fun day of golf in support of a new research fellowship at the SASI. Friday, August 24th at 11am. Please contact for group registration details.

Desis in the Diaspora Opens at the Sikh Heritage Museum

The Sikh Heritage Museum, a National Historic Site and Gur Sikh Temple (est. 1911), opened its tenth official exhibit titled Desis in the Diaspora. Desis in the Diaspora highlights South Asian Canadian youth artists who present their work across a broad spectrum of experiences and opinions. The question the exhibit poses is the meaning of the word desi. […]

Magnanimous Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami awarded honorary degree from the University of the Fraser Valley

(As seen in UFV Today) A SASI founding member, community philanthropist and advocate, Dr. Malwinder Singh Dhami will be receiving a UFV Honourary Degree.With a dental degree from India in his back pocket, Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami earned $2.95 an hour when he first came to Canada.He held no grudge behind that 7-11 counter, not even […]

Dr. Asma Qadri Visits SASI from the University of Punjab, Pakistan

The SASI was delighted to host Dr. Asma Qadri 0n April 30, 2018. Dr. Qadri is based in the Punjabi Department of the Oriental College of the University of Punjab in Pakistan.  Dr. Qadri’s work focuses on Punjabi classical poetry. The informal meet and greet was an opportunity for conversations about collaborative work and opportunities between […]

Andy Sidhu Installed as UFV’s Third Chancellor

(As seen in UFV Today) Drummers, dholis, dancers, and dignitaries were on hand on April 19. 2018, as Andy Sidhu was formally installed as the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu took over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the […]

SASI Team Participate in First Canucks South Asian Hockey Night

SASI staff were honoured to be a part of the first ever South Asian Hockey Night hosted by the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. The night was filled with many great moments and memories, including the ceremonial puck drop by, and honouring of Robin Bawa, who was the first South Asian Canadian to […]

SASI and Sikh Heritage Museum Host Talk ‘Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ by Amardeep Singh

The South Asian Studies Institute, in partnership with the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple, hosted author Amardeep Singh as he discussed his second pictoral publication: THE QUEST CONTINUES: LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan. The second collection, much like his first book, motivates all communities to become aware of their […]

SASI Hosts Consul General of India, Vancouver

The SASI was honoured to host the new Consul General to Vancouver from India, Ms. Abhilasha Joshi on January 31, 2018 along with her colleague Ms. Gosain. SASI Faculty Associates and colleagues along with community members introduced themselves and their work and connections to India. Members of the Khalsa Diwan Society, Abbotsford were also in […]

DJ Sandhu Retires from UFV

The Office of Vice Provost/Associate Vice President Academic, Dr. Peter Geller and the Office of Research Engagement and Graduate Studies and Dr. Adrienne Chan hosted a farewell tea on March 27th, 2018 in honour of  DJ Sandhu’s retirment. DJ founded and established the successful UFV India campus in Chandigarh and was the first Chair holder […]