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Provincial Stop Sign of Interest Unveiled at Gur Sikh Temple

(Article courtesy of Drishti Magazine) A new Stop of Interest sign has been unveiled at the Gur Sikh Temple and Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, providing travellers with information about the oldest still-standing Sikh gurdwara”in North America. “B.C.’s Stop of Interest signs are a way to share our province’s history,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation […]

Supported Learning Groups (SLG) Developed in UFV Chandigarh

UFV India recently launched training for the Supported Learning Groups Program (SLG) at the Chandigarh campus. The initiative was led by Navneet Sidhu, the Coordinator for the SLG program at UFV Canada, who visited UFV Chandigarh to train staff, faculty and students. SLGs are peer led study sessions aimed to improve study skills and grades […]

Chair and Research Assistant Present at ISPIM Conference

Dr. Jon Thomas, BC Regional Innovation Chair and his student research assistant, Jordan Evans (UFV CIS), presented research papers on “University Entrepreneurship” and “Innovation in the Fraser Valley”, at the ISPIM Connects Conference in Ottawa earlier this month, April 2019. ISPIM is the International Society for Professional Innovation Management formed in Norway in 1983 with […]

Save the Date l ‘We Are Hockey’ Exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum

The South Asian Studies Institute is pleased to announce that a date has been set for its next curated exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum titled ‘We Are Hockey.’ The exhibit is a vibrant, historically rich, counter narrative of Canada’s beloved sport: hockey. Centred on the experiences of peoples of colour, this exhibit challenges singularly racial […]

Another Successful Instructional Skills Workshop in UFV India

Former UFV Faculty member Raymonde Tickner and instructor David Ticker conducted the Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW) at the UFV India campus in Chandigarh from December 17th-December 20, 2018. The ISW Program is a comprehensive three-tiered instructor development program. The workshop focuses on the teaching from the point of view of students and not from the point […]

SASI Second Annual Symposium

The SASI hosted its second annual symposium on November 30, 2018. This year’s theme to the conference was Interpretations and Expressions: The Evolution of South Asian Canadian Experiences. Building on the 2017 symposium which invited scholars to reflect on their ideas of the understanding and representation of South Asia in Canada, the 2018 symposium opened a […]

First ‘Research Encounters’ Series a Success

The inaugural set of ‘Research Encounters’ series co-presented by the UFV offices of Advancement and Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies featured one UFV faculty member and one guest lecturer from India. Dr. Jon Thomas, who holds the BC Regional Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV and is a faculty member in the School of […]

BC Regional Innovation Chair Dr. Jon Thomas Lucerne Talk

Dr. Jon Thomas, the Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV presented at the Lucerne Talks 2018 International Leadership Seminar in October, 2018. Jon’s talk was titled “Canada-India Business Trade.”  

SASI Hosts Winners of the 2018 Dhahan Prize in Punjabi Literature

The SASI was pleased to host the winning authors of the 2018 Dhahan Prize in Punjabi Literature on October 24, 2018. The SASI has an MoU with the Dhahan Prize in Punjabi Literature which includes an annual reading of the winning authors at the SASI. In addition to hosting the authors, the SASI provided translation […]

Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project Provincial Recognition

BCMA RoundUp Magazine Coverage The SASI is pleased to announce that the latest edition of the BC RoundUp Magazine, a BC Museums Association magazine features a story based on the work of the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project. To view the magazine, please click here. The South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) at the University of the Fraser […]