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CICS Student Shea Wind Receives Undergraduate Research Excellence Award

CICS Student Shea Wind Receives Undergraduate Research Excellence Award

Shea Wind, a Research Assistant for the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in the Fall 2012 received the Undergraduate Research Excellence Award during the annual awards ceremony hosted by the office of Research and Industry Liaison. The ceremony took place on May 27th at the Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. The  recipients were nominated from different […]

UFV Hosts ‘Dalit Poetics and Politics’

UFV Hosts ‘Dalit Poetics and Politics’

          On April 12th, Dr. Prabhjot Parmar, faculty in the Department of English and an Associate of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies brought together social activists, historians, scholars, community members and students to discuss Dalit Poetics and Politics: a conference of academics, creative writers and activists. The one-day conference was made possible through […]

CICS Hosts Lecture on Male Perpetrators of Partner Violence

CICS Hosts Lecture on Male Perpetrators of Partner Violence

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies hosted a lecture titled “This is a Man’s Problem: strategies for working with south asian male perpetrators of intimate partner violence.” The lecture was based on a report done by Gary Thandi (MSW) who was on hand to present the findings and engage in some very meaningful dialogues and discussions. […]

CICS and Abbotsford Building Connections Host Interfaith Dialogue

CICS and Abbotsford Building Connections Host Interfaith Dialogue

March 11th saw the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies spatial aura changed to one of enlightenment and tranquility as it played host to a very unique style Interfaith Dialogue. This “Interfaith Dialogue: Sacred Texts and Religious Expressions,” featured small tables which were laid out across the room as a representative from her/his faith sat at a particular table. Participants […]

CICS Student Presents at UFV Student Research Poster Day

CICS Student Presents at UFV Student Research Poster Day

Shea Wind, a history student in the department of history at UFV who was a work-study student for the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies in the Fall semester presented his work at the annual UFV Research Poster day held on March 20th. Shea’s poster was titled: White-Canada Forever: A Look Through The Eyes of the Vancouver […]

Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh and UFV Chandigarh Host ‘Monsoon Duo’

Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh and UFV Chandigarh Host ‘Monsoon Duo’

The Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh presented, and was pleased to invite the community in Chandigarh for an enchanting musical performance by Canadian Indo-Jazz group Monsoon – Andrew and Johnathan Kay on March 15th. Monsoon Duo is a group of Canadian musicians Andrew Kay and Jonathan Kay.  They were nationally recognized by receiving a grant […]

‘Zhindagee’ Book Reading at UFV

‘Zhindagee’ Book Reading at UFV

On March 9th, author Mahinder Kaur Doman presented the poetry and writings from her book Zhindagee: Selected stories from our first daughter, which looks at the stories and narratives of female South Asian pioneers. The book recounts stories of the first Indian daughters born in Canada, including the Fraser Valley, Paldi and Lake Cowichan. The […]

UFV Faculty Members Present at International Conference in Mumbai

UFV Faculty Members Present at International Conference in Mumbai

Dr. Prabhjot Parmar, Faculty English Department and John Potts, International attended and presented at the International Conference on Hyphenated Identities, Hybrid Selves: Explorations through Literature and Cinema at the University of Mumbai. The conference was hosted by the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies sister Centre, the Indo-Canadian Studies Centre (ICSC) in Mumbai. The 2013 Indo-Canadian Conference at the […]

Visiting Professor from Punjab University, Chandigarh

Visiting Professor from Punjab University, Chandigarh

The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies was pleased to host Dr. Krishna Mohan, a Professor of Geography in Panjab University, Chandigarh. Professor Mohan was joined by Ravinder Singh, a Phd student in the Department of Geography also at Panjab University, Chandigarh. Both Professor Mohan and Ravinder enjoyed a two-week stay in which they attended Dr. […]

Third Exhibition Opening at the Sikh Heritage Museum

Third Exhibition Opening at the Sikh Heritage Museum

On Sunday, January 20th, many community members, both young and old alike, as well as local politicians and dignitaries came to take part in the official opening of the third exhibition at the Sikh Heritage Museum. Located on the ground floor of the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple, the Sikh Heritage Museum’s third official […]