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. […]

CICS Research Student Nominated for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Award

CICS Research Student Nominated for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Award

The CICS was pleased that research assistant, Yuvraj Singh will receive the 2017 Undergraduate Research Award from the Office of  Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies at UFV. Yuvraj worked as a research assistant during the fall and winter semester, 2016/17 on a number of data collation projects for the CICS. The awarded project he worked […]

UFV President and Vice-President Visit Khalsa College

Dr. Mark Evered, UFV Vice Chancellor and President; Dr. Eric Davis, UFV Provost and Vice-President, Academic and CICS Director Satwinder Bains visited Khalsa College in Amritsar to meet with Principal Dr. Mehal Singh and faculty from Social Sciences. The goal of the meeting was to look for ways to build faculty collaborations on research and […]

Sikh Heritage Museum Exhibit Travels to the Penticton Museum and Archives

Sikh Heritage Museum Exhibit Travels to the Penticton Museum and Archives

The CICS’s curated exhibit on Canadian Sikhs in WWI (originally launched in 2015) at the Sikh Heritage Museum traveled to The Penticton Museum and Archives. The Penticton Museum exhibit, called British Columbia’s War, 1914–1918, aims to educate British Columbians about the contributions of their forebears in the First World War, and will be available for viewing from […]

Sikh Heritage Museum’s Canada 150 Exhibit Launches with Great Success

Sikh Heritage Museum’s Canada 150 Exhibit Launches with Great Success

Seven months of intense research, curatorial work, design and implementation came to a successful culmination with the Sikh Heritage Museum launching its exhibit (Dis) Enfranchisement 1907-1947: The Forty-Year Struggle for the Vote on Sunday, February 19th. The exhibit launch was attended by an estimated one hundred community members including dignitaries and South Asian pioneer descendants. The speeches […]