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Response to Milwaukee Gurdwara Shootings

Response to Milwaukee Gurdwara Shootings

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies hosted a forum in response to the tragic Gurdwara shootings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Faculty and staff presented on a variety of short papers relating to the topic: We are all Sikhs: Blind spots in racial landscapes of “mistaken identities.” The reflection was attended by faculty, staff and students and […]

Sri Sri Natya Yoga Workshop at the CICS

Sri Sri Natya Yoga Workshop at the CICS

Yoga instructor Babeeta Chhabra engaged in a delightful yoga workshop at the CICS called Sri Sri Natya, which offered a beautiful combination of Dance, Music, Yogasanas and Meditation. The workshop was attended by faculty and staff and proved to be very lively and engaging, regardless of whether you were a new comer to yoga, or […]

Reading by Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

Reading by Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

Renowned Indo-Canadian author now living in the United States, Shauna Singh Baldwin returned to the University of the Fraser Valley for the third time in five years to read from her latest work on Wednesday, Oct 10. The reading took place in the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies to a packed room of some sixty delighted […]

Lecture by Author Kathy Marsden

Lecture by Author Kathy Marsden

  On September 16th, Kathy Marsden presented her experiences in growing up with the community of Paldi at the Sikh Heritage Museum. Marsden’s novel, “Paldi: Two Cultures, One Heart” is a fictional story which intertwines the lives of its two characters-one Punjabi, the other caucasian. Kathy’s very engaging presentation presented the audience with an amazeing […]

Consulate General Scot Slessor Visits CICS

Consulate General Scot Slessor Visits CICS

Canadian Consul General of India, Chandigarh, Mr. Scot Slessor visited the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies on July 16th. Mr. Slessor spoke to invited UFV faculty, staff and community members on the roles of the office in Chandigarh, as well as the business opportunities available in Chandigarh for young entrepreneurs. Mr. Slessor also discussed the […]

Exhibition Opening at Sikh Heritage Museum

Exhibition Opening at Sikh Heritage Museum

July 15th saw the unveiling of the second exhibition opening at the Sikh Heritage Museum titled Punjab-the people, the land, the legacy. Pioneer families, dignitaries, and many others from the community attended and viewed the beautiful paintings. This second exhibition featured the art work of acclaimed local artist Manjit Singh Sandhu. Mr. Sandhu painted individual […]

University of Mumbai partnership yields Fellowship opportunity

  CICS Director Satwinder Bains visited the Indo Canadian Studies Centre (ICSC) at the University of Mumbai in February of this year to meet with colleagues and to fulfill a fellowship opportunity. The ICSC was initiated by the BC Premier Gordon Campbell on his Trade Mission to India in 2008 in partnership with the CICS […]

Susan Fisher, Senior Associate of the CICS receives scholarly award

UFV faculty member and senior associate of CICS won the 2012 Canada prize for a scholarly work in the humanities category. This was awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and was one of the four awards- two for scholarly works in the humanities and two for scholarly works in the […]

Dr Uttam Panda visits UFV and CICS

Dr. Panda from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India visited CICS in February to present a lecture on Role Conflict, Stress and Their Coping Strategies: An Indian Perspective. This interesting lecture focused on how the manifold roles of dual career couples create conflict situations in their family life on one hand and economic independence, liberty […]

Satwinder Gill goes to India for an internship

Satwinder Gill, an avid student volunteer at CICS and a General Studies student at UFV was very excited when he found out that he had been accepted to go on an internship to India for 3 months. He went to work on a project funded by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. He spent 3 months in […]