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).

Saturday November 1st- Academic Response and Symposium: anti-Sikh Pogroms-30 Years Later. (Details to follow)

Saturday November 1st- The CICS presents a new play performance on the Komagata Maru, Evening Performance (poster below)

Sunday November 2nd- The CICS presents a new play performance on the Komagata Maru, Matinee Performance (poster below)

Bharat KGM Poster





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

KGM Victoria Conference

January 26, 2014: Komagata Maru Centennial Launch and Sikh Heritage Museum Exhibition Opening


PLACE: Sikh Heritage Museum, 33089 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC


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

Amandeep April 9th

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

Time: 5PM-8PM

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.



Ehsaas Film 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

CICS collaborates to bring International Women's Day and One Billion Rising celebrations

Time: 11am-3pm

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.

IWD 2014

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