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SASI Welcomes Dr. Kamal Arora as Co-Director

The SASI is pleased to welcome Dr. Kamal Arora as the Co-Director of the South Asian Studies Institute who will be working alongside Director Satwinder Bains who was recently appointed as Principal of UFV India. Dr. Arora completed her PhD in Anthropology at UBC, with an emphasis on South Asia. She holds an MA in Gender […]

SASI Exhibit on Sikh Feminisms Travels to UVic

The SASI 2015 curated exhibit, (Mis)Interpretation: Sikh Feminisms in representations, texts and lived realities recently traveled to the University of Victoria’s Maltwood Gallery as part of their exhibit titled: Disobedient Women: Defiance, Creativity, Resistance.  SASI’s original exhibit was featured at the UFV’s S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery and looked at de-centring the notion of a normatively androcentric faith discourse by (re)raising […]

SASI Hosts Inaugural Biennial Symposium

On November 30th, the SASI hosted its inaugural biennial symposium, Sharing our Understanding of Asia. The goal of this first symposium was to provide an opportunity for UFV faculty, staff and students interested in South Asia to present their research, projects, theories, critiques, papers, etc., in relation to their discipline and areas of interest. Sharing Our Understandings […]

Andy Sidhu Named new Chancellor of UFV

(Taken from UFV Today) Andy Sidhu will be the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor.A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu will take over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the present, following two terms by Brian Minter.“I’m extremely honoured and proud to join the University of […]

UFV Wrestling Team Visits India

(As seen in UFV Cascades Press Release) Top row: Amtoj Dhaliwal, Karan Dhillon, Brad Hildenbrandt, Raj Virdi. Bottom: Jacob Torres, Karla Godinez Gonzalez, Parker McBride. Members of the University of the Fraser Valley wrestling program have embarked on the trip of a lifetime as they travelled to India in November and early December. Head coach […]

UFV Alumni Association Torch Passed to Nav Bains

(Article from UFV Today) UFV’s Alumni Association will continue to be served by a dedicated leader, as Nav Bains takes the torch from Nik Venema as association chair. Bains (BBA ’13), a marketing specialist for G&F Financial Group, ascends to the chair after serving as vice-chair. “Under the leadership of Nik for the past two […]

UFV president Jackie Hogan visits Chandigarh for annual awards ceremony

UFV president Jackie Hogan visits Chandigarh for annual awards ceremony

(Article taken from UFV Today) UFV president Jackie Hogan visited the Chandigarh campus recently, taking in the annual awards ceremony along with opportunities to meet with current and prospective UFV India students. Hogan was accompanied by former UFV president Mark Evered; Peter Geller, vice-provost and associate VP academic; and Alumni Association chair Nav Bains. The […]

SASI Hosts Open House

The South Asian Studies Institute began the new fall 2017 year with good dance, food and conversations by welcoming UFV admin, faculty, staff and students. The Open House allowed the entire UFV community to meet and greet with SASI staff and students and to learn about the new South Asia focus. The Open House also […]

SASI Hosts SSHRC Funded Workshop

The South Asian Studies Institute held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research  Council (SSHRC) funded workshop on August 24th and 25th. The workshop brought together scholars, community historians, librarians, archivists, curators, digital humanities experts and students to develop a South Asian Canadian Digital Archive (SACDA) and a network of South Asian Canadian Studies. The workshop was the […]

Dr. Jon Thomas named UFV’s BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development

Dr. Jon Thomas has been named the new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV. Working out of UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute, Thomas brings a wealth of international research experience to the position, which he plans on leveraging while fostering innovation and economic development throughout the Fraser Valley. “Success in this position […]