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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 […]

President and Chancellor Visit UFV India

President and Chancellor visit UFV India in Chandigarh by Anne Russell on November 8, 2018 UFV President Joanne MacLean and Chancellor Andy Sidhu touched down in Chandigarh in early November for their first visit to UFV India. Along with their partners Maureen Murphy and Pritam Sidhu, the president and chancellor had a jam-packed agenda for their week-long visit. […]

UFV Alumni Association Hosts Inaugural Chandigarh Student Social

UFV Alumni Association in partnership with the South Asian Studies Institute hosted the inaugural Chandigarh Student Social for the newest batch of students who arrived from UFV India to the Abbotsford Campus to complete their degrees. The October 17, 2018 event featured talks by two UFV India Alumni- Ms. Avneet Riar and Mr. Arjunveer Kamra, […]

Inaugural Building Bridges Community Golf Day a Great Success

The inaugural ‘Building Bridges Community Golf Day’ which took place on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Chilliwack Golf & Country Club was a great success. The Community Golf Day was established to raise funds for the South Asian Research Fellowship Program at the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI). The idea for the golf tournament […]

Dr. Renu Modi Speaks at the SASI on Gendered Perspectives on the Indian Diaspora in East Africa

Dr. Renu Modi, Associate Professor and former Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, India visited the South Asian Studies Institute on May 28th, 2018 to speak about the gendered perspectives on the Indian diaspora in East Africa. Dr. Modi gave a very well received talk on: History Missed Her Story: Gendered Perspectives on […]

Punjab University, Chandigarh Student Completes Summer Internship at the SASI

Jitender Singh( MSW) Panjab University, Chandigarh worked as a student intern from June to July at the SASI. The internship was a University studies project in which he was doing a cross cultural analysis of parenting support for children’s education by South Asian parents in Abbotsford. His project was titled: Restructuring Education through collaborative culture: […]

Vice-Chancellor Punjabi University Patiala Visits the SASI

Dr. B.S. Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala visited the SASI on July 3, 2018. Dr. B.S. Ghuman (who is also a Senior Faculty Associate of the SASI) visited the UFV campus and the SASI to discuss the modalities of the MoU that UFV has had with PiU since 2010. There were some great conversations looking […]