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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 […]

SASI and Sikh Heritage Museum Host BC Museums Association Workshop

The South Asian Studies Institute in partnership with the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple were pleased to host the first BC Museums Association Regional Workshop of 2018 in Abbotsford on March 19th. Luc Desmarais guided the museum professionals in attendance on how small museums can lay the groundwork for collection clean-up and […]

Joanne MacLean to be UFV’s next President

(As seen in UFV Today) Dr. Joanne MacLean will be the new President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley. MacLean is currently Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV and will officially assume her new role on May 1, 2018. She replaces Jackie Hogan, who has held the office on […]

A New Perspective for a Decades-Old Display: The SASI and RBCM Partnership Making Strides

(Taken from the official RBCM Press Release) March 05, 2018  A new perspective for a decades-old display  VICTORIA, BC–The Royal BC Museum has drawn upon interviews with Punjabi Canadian loggers and millworkers, enhancing the logging display in the Becoming BC Gallery with their recollections about immigration, work and life in BC. Although Indigenous peoples and […]

Grant Successes and Recognition for the SASI

The SASI has been awarded two grants to begin the 2018 year in relation to its work with the Sikh Heritage Museum,  a National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple. The first is the BC Arts Council Professional Project Assistance: Museums and Visual Arts Organizations for the upcoming Sikh Heritage Museum exhibit titled Desis in the Diaspora. The […]