The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies is the University of the Fraser Valley's nexus point where scholars from UFV programs, Indo Canadian community members as well as groups from all sectors of the community, and international visitors, students and scholars from India/South Asia come together.
The Centre supports the development, maintenance and strengthening of linkages that lead to diverse experiences for students, faculty and community. The Centre also initiates and supports India Canada studies, programs and activities that promote the study of and engagement with the sub-continent and the Indo Canadian Diaspora.
The research arm of the Centre supports associates of UFV to undertake research in their special areas as well as responding to broader needs as they arise. The Centre is a hub and repository of the pioneering history of the Indo Canadian Diaspora while assisting in the development of much needed research that benefits members of the community, government and the many facets of academia.
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies is a hub of information for people who want to do business with India and who want to understand the relationships and opportunities between our two countries. It enhances the economic contribution of the Indo-Canadian community in BC.
October 27th-November 14th- The CICS Presents an Exhibition by Sanjay Austa commemorating the anti-Sikh pogroms in India: "From Lost Childhood to Uncertain Future: 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Victims." This will be available for viewing for three weeks at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (room F125). (poster and details below)
Saturday November 1st- Academic Response and Symposium: Justice Denied/Collusion Denied 30 years later: Reflecting on 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms (poster and details below)
Saturday November 1st- The CICS presents a new play performance on the Komagata Maru, Evening Performance (poster and details below)
Sunday November 2nd- The CICS presents a new play performance on the Komagata Maru, Matinee Performance (poster and details below)
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies has commissioned a brand-new, full length play on the Komagata Maru story titled: That Land Beyond the Waves. This play has been written by Dr. Rajnish Dhawan and Directed by Dr. John Carroll from the Department of English.
Tickets are now available through the UFV Bookstore. Tickets are $15.00 general; and $10.00 for students. All members of the community and invited and encouraged to attend.
Saturday, November 1st at 7PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Sunday, November 2nd at 2PM (Doors open at 1:30PM)
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies will be hosting a three week long running exhibition in commemoration of the 30th year since the anti-Sikh pogroms took place in Delhi, India. The exhibition features the photography of Mr. Sanjay Austa and is titled: From Lost Childhood to Uncertain Future.
The exhibition will be launched on Monday, October 27th at 4pm and will feature UFV speakers as well as some poetry reading and a chance for reflection. The exhibition will be available until November 13th in room F125 at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies.
Refreshments will be provided on the launch day and all community members are invited to attend.
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies will be hosting a symposium entitled:
Justice Denied/Collusion Denied
30 years later: Reflecting on 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms
This symposium will feature the keynote address from Dr. Parvinder Kaur Mehta of Wayne State University and will feature a panel of UFV scholars and a graduate student panel. All UFV community members and encouraged to attend and participate in this crucial dialogue.
WHEN: Saturday, November 1st
WHERE: Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in Room F125 (Uhouse)
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in Partnership with UVIC, UBC and Trent University Present: Charting Imperial Itineraries 1914-2014: Unmooring the Komagata Maru.
Workshop: May 15th-May 16th at the University of Victoria
January 26, 2014: Komagata Maru Centennial Launch and Sikh Heritage Museum Exhibition Opening
PLACE: Sikh Heritage Museum, 33089 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
EXHIBITION AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ALL YEAR ROUND UNTIL DECEMBER 2014
Sikh Heritage Museum hours: 10AM-4PM
Dr. Amandeep Sandhu, the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Business and Economic Development will be providing a lecture as part of the Research Lecture Series
DATE: Wednesday, April 9th
PLACE: UFV Abbotsford Campus, Room B101 Theatre Room
All are invited to attend and refreshments will follow to allow for networking and meeting Dr. Sandhu
Click Amandeep April 9th for full size poster
March 7th, 2014
Ehsaas Film Screening brought to you by SAPNA (South Asian Peer Network Association) and UFV India
PLACE: Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, Room F125
All are welcome and refreshments will follow. There will be a special discussion moderated by director Ajay Bhardwaj.
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
CICS collaborates to bring International Women's Day and One Billion Rising celebrations
Place: Thunderbird Plaza adjacent to the Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford
Community booths and the One Billion Rising Dance will take place at Thunderbird Plaza, followed by film screening and keynote address from Rumana Monzur inside the Reach. All are welcome.