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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 […]

UFV’s Arjan Bhullar Wins First Fight in the UFC

(From Dan Kinving, Cascades Athletics) Cascades wrestling coach Arjan Bhullar pictured below giving instructions to UFV’s U SPORTS gold medalist Brad Hildenbrandt, made his UFC debut on Sept. 9. One of the most exciting developments for the UFV athletic department this summer was Cascades wrestling coach Arjan Bhullar earning a contract with the Ultimate Fighting […]

SASI Director Takes on Role as UFV India Principal

Satwinder Bains appointed Principal of UFV India by Anne Russell on August 28, 2017 Satwinder Bains has been appointed to the position of Principal, UFV India, effective September 1, 2017. Bains will provide oversight of UFV India academic operations and leadership for the faculty and academic staff team at the UFV campus in Chandigarh. She will work collaboratively […]

Call for Artists–Desis in the Diaspora

The South Asian Studies Institute is looking for youth artists for the next exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum and National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple. The exhibit, titled Desis in the Diaspora Canadian contemporary artists to submit photographic work which reflects upon Canadians of South Asian heritage – now and in the past. Each submitted project […]

Visit by Shastri Indo Canadian Institute and Lecture on Punjab Politics

On June 21st, 2017, the SASI hosted guests from the Shastri Indo Canadian Institute. Prachi Kaul discussed the opportunities available to collaborate and associate with Indian academics and Institutions through various programs governing grants/awards/fellowships by the Shastri Institute’s India Office. The presentation was attended by UFV Admin, Faculty and SASI Faculty Associates. During this session, visiting […]

Highlighting 2017 Summer Scholars, Staff and Students at the SASI

This summer has been busy at the South Asian Studies Institute with a number of scholars, staff and students working on different projects. Read below about some of these people and their projects:               Ishpreet Singh Anand Ishpreet Singh Anand  is a business graduate from the UFV Chandigarh campus […]

New Language Scholarship Announcement-Halq’eméylem and Punjabi

UFV marked Aboriginal Awareness Day by celebrating a new language scholarship donation by Dr. Malwinder Dhami and the long service of Elder Theresa Neel. Dr. Dhami was the first to donate during the fundraising campaign for the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies in 2004 and his family have been generously supporting UFV students in meaningful […]

Ever-present, ever-serving Evered looks back on time at UFV

(UFV Today June 26, 2017) One student’s memorial gift helped first-generation learner and UFV President Mark Evered get his start. Now stepping away, he looks forward to where universities are going next Dave Evered, a Hamilton factory worker, pushed callused and grease-streaked hands into the palms of five sons. “Do better, boys,” he implored. “Get […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits SASI exhibit at National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple

(From UFV Press Release) A crowd of excited community members spent Friday afternoon waiting patiently for a special visitor on the grounds of the Gur Sikh Temple national historic site and Sikh Heritage Museum on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. And, at around 1:45 pm, they were rewarded as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from […]

Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies celebrates 10 years, rebrands as South Asian Studies Institute

Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies celebrates 10 years, rebrands as South Asian Studies Institute

 by Anne Russell on May 4, 2017  UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies began with an idea and a commitment from the community.Now, as it celebrates 10 years of serving as a centre of activity, events, information, scholarship, and research related to the Indo-Canadian community, it is extending its focus to embrace regions of South Asia. […]