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SASI and Sikh Heritage Museum Host BC Museums Association Workshop

The South Asian Studies Institute in partnership with the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple were pleased to host the first BC Museums Association Regional Workshop of 2018 in Abbotsford on March 19th. Luc Desmarais guided the museum professionals in attendance on how small museums can lay the groundwork for collection clean-up and […]

Joanne MacLean to be UFV’s next President

(As seen in UFV Today) Dr. Joanne MacLean will be the new President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley. MacLean is currently Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV and will officially assume her new role on May 1, 2018. She replaces Jackie Hogan, who has held the office on […]

A New Perspective for a Decades-Old Display: The SASI and RBCM Partnership Making Strides

(Taken from the official RBCM Press Release) March 05, 2018  A new perspective for a decades-old display  VICTORIA, BC–The Royal BC Museum has drawn upon interviews with Punjabi Canadian loggers and millworkers, enhancing the logging display in the Becoming BC Gallery with their recollections about immigration, work and life in BC. Although Indigenous peoples and […]

Grant Successes and Recognition for the SASI

The SASI has been awarded two grants to begin the 2018 year in relation to its work with the Sikh Heritage Museum,  a National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple. The first is the BC Arts Council Professional Project Assistance: Museums and Visual Arts Organizations for the upcoming Sikh Heritage Museum exhibit titled Desis in the Diaspora. The […]

Faculty Development at St. Bede’s College, Shimla

UFV’s MoU with St. Bede’s College in Shimla received a boost when Satwinder Bains, Director of SASI was invited by Principal Sister Beena to speak with students and faculty. Satwinder presented a seminar to students about learning to learn and the vibrant paradigms of curriculum design. Students were keen to discuss their interest in becoming […]

Happy Holidays from the SASI

From all the staff, faculty associates and research students of the SASI, we wish you a very happy holiday season and many warm wishes for the New Year.  

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 […]