From Lost Childhood to Uncertain Future, October 27th, 2014
Gandhi and C.F. Andrews-a Friend of India by Gilli McLaren, November 17th, 2010
Symposium on "Fragmented Lives along the India-Pakistan Border: Some Observations", June 4, 2009
Writer in Residence Event - South Asian Writers, November 16, 2007
When: Thurs, Sept 29, 2016 at 6pm.
Baldwin's first novel What the Body Remembers, the story of two women in a polygamous marriage in occupied India, received the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada-Caribbean). Her second, The Tiger Claw, the story of a Sufi Muslim secret agent searching for her beloved through occupied France, was a finalist for Canada's Giller Prize, and was optioned for film. Her third novel The Selector of Souls received the 2012 Council for Wisconsin Writers Fiction prize. English Lessons and Other Stories received the Friends of American Writers prize. We Are Not in Pakistan, her collection of cross-cultural stories was published in 2007. She is co-author of A Foreign Visitor's Survival Guide to America. She has an MBA from Marquette University, and an MFA from the University of British Columbia.
For orders , media inquiries & readings
WHEN: Sunday, March 6th 2016 (exhibit available for viewing until January 2017)
WHERE: Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple. 33089 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B1
(Exhibit launch will feature poetry reading from the Punjabi Lekhek Manch)
With Presentation by Author, Amardeep Singh
WHEN: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
WHERE: CICS, Room F125 (UFV Abbotsford Campus)
(RSVP Required, please call 604-851-6325 or email Sharanjit.Sandhra@ufv.ca.)
(Mis)Interpretation: Sikh Feminisms in Representations, Texts and Lived Realities
WHEN: Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
WHERE: UFV S'eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, Abbotsford Campus Room B136
TIME: Opening Reception 5PM. Exhibition available for viewing until October 20th
Featuring Keynote Address from Dr. Nikky Guninder Kaur Singh of Colby College (Maine, USA)
BETRAYED: Portraits of Strength. An exhibition and stories of human trafficking based on the photography of Tony Hoare
WHEN: Monday, September 21st, 2015
WHERE: UFV Abbotsford Campus, Library Rotunda, G Building
TIME: Opening Reception at 4PM. Exhibition available for viewing until September 30th.
Please join UFV's Centre for Indo-Canadain Studies for an evening to honor, Preserve, and share the stories of South Asian Pioneers. For more information, please visit the events calendar.
When: Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Where: UFV Abbotsford campus, Room B101
Sunday, March 8th, 2015: CICS Partners to Celebrate International Women's Day
WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2015
WHERE: The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford
CICS Presents Ehsaas Readers and Writers Festival featuring Shauna Singh Baldwin
WHEN: TUESDAY, March 3rd, 2015
WHERE: CICS, Room F125, UFV Abbotsford Campus
CICS Presents Duty, Honour, Izzat: The Call to Flanders Field Exhibition Launch
WHEN: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
WHERE: CICS, Room F125, UFV Abbotsford Campus
The launch of this two month long running exhibition at the CICS will feature a talk from curator, designer and collector Mr. Steven Purewal. There will also be a chance to view original Great War artifacts.
CICS Presents Marie Curie Lectures
Monday, January 12th, 2015
The theme: Constructions of Home and Belonging (CoHaB) features Phd scholars from both the University of Mumbai and Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet, in Muenster, Germany.
All UFV faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. All community members are also invited. Refreshments will be served.
Monday, January 12th, 2015
Centre for Indo Canadian Studies (UFV Abby Campus, Room F125)
CICS Launches Exhibition Canadian Sikhs in WWI: The Forgotten Story
Sunday, January 18th, 2015
The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies will be launching the exhibition: Canadian Sikhs in WWI: The Forgotten Story on Sunday, January 18th at 2PM at the Sikh Heritage Museum which is located in the National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford.
The exhibition will be available all year long for viewing from January 18, 2015-December, 2015.
The launch will feature a documentary screening and discussion with the director as well as a keynote speaker and dignitaries.
All are invited to attend this important exhibition.
Refreshments will be provided. For more information and updates on the agenda, etc., please visit:www.ufv.ca/cics or contact Sharn at 604-851-6325.
DATE: Sunday, January 18th
PLACE: Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple, 33094 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
CICS collaborates to bring International Women's Day and One Billion Rising celebrations
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
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.
Ehsaas Film Screening brought to you by SAPNA (South Asian Peer Network Association) and UFV India
March 7th, 2014
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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 Presents its Published Book, A Soldier Remembers
COPIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. $10.00 per copy. Please contact Sharanjit at 604-851-6325 to purchase.
DATE: Saturday, November 30th
PLACE: Surrey Newton Library Branch: 13795-70th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Ehsaas South Asian Readers and Writers Festival
WHEN: Thursday, November 21st
PLACE: Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, UFV, Room F125
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies Presents Jaspreet Singh, Author of Helium
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
CICS, UHouse, F125
GirlKind Foundation and the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies Present Every Girl Matters Day
Friday, October 11th, 2013
CICS, UHouse Room F125
GHADAR CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE 2013
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2013
Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, F125
WHEN: Sunday, September 8th, 2013 (exhibition will run until January 23, 2014)
PLACE: Sikh Heritage Museum, 33089 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
You are invited to attend the fourth exhibition opening of the Sikh Heritage Museum
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2013
WHERE: Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple, Abbotsford, BC
TIME: 1 PM
WHEN: April 12, 2013
WHERE: UFV Abbotsford Campus room B132
"It's a Man's Problem" A Conversation on Male Perpetrators of Partner Violence
Gary Thandi (MSW), will be presenting his research which presents the perspective of 17 front-line practitioners who, together, have more than 20 years of direct experience working with South Asian male perpetrators of intimate partner violence or their families. All the research participants - psychologists, program managers and counsellors, police and probation officers - are members of South Asian communities in the Lower Mainland.
Please note: RSVP is required. Please contact Sharn at email@example.com for more information.
When: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Where: Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, (F125, UHouse)
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in partnership with the faculty and staff association and many other UFV partners is pleased to present the 'UFV International Women's Day.' The afternoon will begin with a screening of MisRepresentation followed by a keynote address by Bif Naked.
WHEN: Friday, March 8th, 2013
WHERE: B101 and keynote in B105
All are welcome to attend the next exhibition opening at the Sikh Heritage Museum located on the ground floor of the National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC.
This third exhibition is called "Canadian Sikhs: The Turban Challenge" and has been made possible through the funds from the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch Assistant Deputy Minister's Office.
WHERE: Sikh Heritage Museum, 33084 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
WHEN: SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2013 at 2PM
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in partnership with the City of Abbotsford's 'Abbotsford Building Connections' Project is pleased to present the Interfaith Dialogue: Sacred Texts and Religious Expressions. All are invited to attend. Please rsvp with Sharanjit at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
PLACE: Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UHouse, University of the Fraser Valley
International Women's Day Celebrations
Indian Classical night, CICS invites 2 renowned artists from India for an evening of Indian Classical music
When - November 23, 2011
Seventh Annual South Asian Film Festival showcasing Sikh documentaries
When- November 5
Opening of the exhibit at the Reach on Punjabi Arts and Culture
When- October 27
Transnational Punjabis in the 21st Century: Beginnings, Junctures and Departures
The University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC
May 5 – 7, 2011
In honor of the 100 year celebrations of the
Sikh Temple National Historic Site in Abbotsford BC, Canada
A century ago in 1908, determined pioneers from Punjab, India came together against many odds to build one of the first Sikh gurdwaras in North America - the Khalsa Diwan Society Gur Sikh Temple - in the small rural community of Abbotsford, BC. The Gurdwara opened in 1911 amidst much fanfare and ceremony. This historically significant gurdwara was designated as a National Historic Site by the Canadian Government in 2002 and is the only gurdwara in the Americas to be bestowed with this honour.
In honour of the Gurdwara’s Centennial the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley is hosting an international conference. The theme of the conference builds on the concept of the juncture as a point in time made critical by an occurrence of important and converging circumstances. The conference poses the idea that the moments and events that have shaped, and continue to shape, the transnational Punjabi imagination as well as its reality in the 21st century comprise a juncture that deserves discussion, analysis, and critique. We seek to better understand the beginnings and points of departures for this transnational cultural community amid its past and present trajectory of immigrant, settler, citizen, activist and leader.
The goal of the conference is to develop a greater understanding of transnational Punjabis in the 21st century as a broad community with an ever-evolving identity, form and ethos of communities. The conference seeks to engage local, national and international scholars on Diaspora, migration, transnationalism, intergenerational and gendered processes, religion, history, language and Literature, art, culture, identity and cultural politics in relation to Punjab and its communities.
For more information or to contact us, please email: email@example.com
Or call: 604 -854-4547; toll free: 1-888-504-7441
UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY, Abbotsford, BC
MAY 7 2011
The aim of the undergraduate students’ conference is to give students an opportunity to explore how South Asian youth may struggle with issues of identity, ethnicity and nationality and how they negotiate these issues and face an often conflicting and confrontational social response. These identities are always contingent upon the presence of both external and internal factors which initiate the cultural association, and often contradiction, in individuals dependent upon how they wish to be perceived.
The complex and poorly explored relationships between personal identity formation and gender politics, culture clashes, race and national identity deserves greater attention and invites the development of racial and national self-understanding for South Asian youth.
The conference organizers invite abstracts from undergraduate students. We welcome individual paper abstracts from all disciplines, covering a range of topics, including proposals that address questions in relation to the themes listed below:
1. Construction of personal identities in response to society’s construction of South Asian youth identity and the ensuing contradictions
2. Whom do we speak for/of? Dominant images of South Asian youth and the extent to which they recognizes themselves in them
3. As second generation or immigrant South Asian youth, how do youth come to terms with the many contradictions they face on a daily basis, and what are those contradictions?
4. Where are the intersections of personal and national identity, as well as ethnicity and how are bridges built to cross over the divides?
No registration fee is required – all are welcome: student subsidies for travel to be announced shortly.
The Undergraduate Conference is part of the larger Centennial Conference 2011 - Transnational Punjabis in the 21st Century, taking place at the University of the Fraser Valley from May 5 – 7, 2011.
Talk by Dr. Surinder Dhanjal: Computer Analysis & Synthesis of the Punjabi Language
Dr. Dhanjal will look at the Punjabi language through computer analysis and synthesis. Punjabi has been ranked among the top 15 spoken languages in the world. Two languages, English and Punjabi, with totally different phonetics have been investigated by the author. This talk will concentrate on the problems encountered during the linear prediction analysis/synthesis of these two languages.
Talk by Gilli McLaren: Gandhi and C.F. Andrews-a Friend of India
Gilli McLaren will discuss the relationship of C.F Andrews to the independence movement in India. Charles Andrews and Mahatma Gandhi became friends when they first met in South Africa, where Gandhi was beginning to make a name by fighting racism and apartheid. Armed with nothing but moral courage. Gandhi called Andrews "Dinabandhu" friend of the poor, with good reason. Andrews championed freedom for India from imperialist oppression, before Mahatma Gandhi took over the cause.
Where: Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, F125
When: Wednesday, November 17, 7PM
Shoot on Sight Wednesday, October 13
Discussion Led by Sharanjit Sandhra
(Directed by Jag Mundhra) Shoot On Sight is a fictional story based on London Police order to shoot suspected terrorists after the July 7th 2005 London bombings, that resulted in racial profiling. The Film is a thrilling and riveting drama that unfolds the turmoil in the life of Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer at Scotland Yard. Distrusted by both his superiors in the police, and his fellow Muslims, he finds his inquiry hampered from all sides. Eventually, Tariq must face the realization that sometimes, the right decision is the hardest one to make.
Of Land, Labour and Love Wednesday, October 20
Discussion led by Director Ajay Bhardwaj
(Directed by Ajay Bhardwaj) Of Land, Labour and Love captures the irony of the lives of the tribal peasants of Dasmanthpur block in Koraput district.of the eastern state of Orissa in India. A hilly, upland terrain rich in diversity of crops, however, its people suffer chronic malnutrition and ill-health. In their midst, Ama Sangathan, a federation of tribal women’s organizations, strives to find new ways by which they can equip themselves to restore their lands and the fragile eco system. A system eroded by the felling of trees, a callous government and years of exploitation of its people.
New York, Wednesday, October 27
Discussion Led by Satwinder Bains
(Directed by Kabir Khan) New York is a contemporary story of friendship set against the larger than life backdrop of a city often described as the centre of the world. For most of us, larger events in the world are just headlines in the newspapers but these events can change our lives... forever. New York is one such story of three young friends whose beautiful lives are turned upside down by larger events beyond their control. It is based on the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The three friends are tortured and forced to be under investigation by the police for allegedly causing the attacks as they are Indians and are called upon to be terrorists.
A Dream for Kabul, Wednesday, November 10
Discussion Led by Satwinder Bains
(Directed by Philippe Baylaucq) This feature documentary traces the journey of Haruhiro Shiratori as he tries to overcome personal grief by building a cultural centre for the children of Kabul. After losing his only child on 9/11, Shiratori spends 4 years traveling across 3 continents to speak about the disasters the Afghan children have endured and to raise funds for his centre. The film tells the dual story of a humanitarian project ambushed by problems and a father seeking to reconcile with his dead son.
Dates: October 13, 20, 27, and November 10, 2010
Fri, Nov 5
Abbotsford Campus, University House F125
Join the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies for an evening of celebration including:
Free, delicious food and sweets, Sparklers, Diya lighting, Free Henna, Games, Prizes
Come dressed in Indian attire - or we can dress you!
For more information please contact Raji Heer, Chair of SAPNA, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 778-997-5115
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, the BC Regional Innovation Chair (BCRIC), and the Global Development Institute (GDI), of the University of the Fraser Valley present a joint sponsorship of a cross-Canada tour of a photography exhibit that highlights a key aspect of effective development initiatives: empowerment of indigenous people. On the CASE, Child Advocates for Social Empowerment, an exhibit by photographer Marilyn Smith, captures the creative ways in which Developing Indigenous Resources (DIR) is transforming daily life in a slum on the outskirts of Chandigarh, simply by enabling slum residents to take on the role of local health experts. The opening reception for the exhibit is on October 26 at the Centre, and it will be available for viewing there from October 26-29. For details, please contact Garry Fehr at email@example.com or visit www.ufv.ca/cics .
Date: October 7, 2010
Location: Centre for Indo Canadian Studies F125
Please attend a workshop with Dr. Gurcharan Singh Gill of village Dhudike, District Moga, Punjab, India. If you are interested in researching your family history in India, this workshop is for you. Some computer literacy is required.
University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, in the computer lab, located in the library building "G," the Peter Jones Learning Commons
Date: July 17, 2010
Topic: Lineage Based Community (Villages) Family Trees of District Moga and Punjab
Basic Outline: Ancient History of Jat Clans of Punjab; Solar (Suraj-Vanshi) and Lunar (Chandar-Vanshi) lineages of Jat Clans; Sample Village Records of Dhudike; Gill, Brar, Sidhu, Bhatti and Yadu Clans; Description of Shajjra Nasb (Kursee Nama) Records; Moga District Records; Need for Indexing these records by translating them into English and make the data search-able by computer. Records before 1950 are in Urdu and the later one’s are in Punjabi.
• Get the larger Punjabi Community involved in getting permission from Deputy Commissioners and the Punjab Government to let us preserve these records electronically by digitizing them and indexing them at no cost to the Districts or the Punjab Government.
• Provide an opportunity for the Punjabi Community to volunteer to index a village of their birth and perhaps some other villages.
• Make the indexed records available to the public on a suitable Website respecting the privacy laws.
Vita: Born in Moga; Left for USA in 1954; B. Sc. in Mathematics and Physics in 1958 from Brigham Young University, Provo Utah; M. Sc. in 1960 and Ph. D. in Mathematics in 1965, University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah; Professor of Mathematics at Brigham Young University in 1960-63 and 1965-99; Since Retirement in 1999, engaged in Genealogical research including Land Records in District Moga, Punjab, India.
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The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies - along with partners the Department of Asian Studies and the Centre for India and South Asia Research at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver International Celebration of Bhangra - will be hosting a number of national and international scholars of the Punjabi diaspora in May 2010. Click here for full information.
Award winning author M.G. Vassanji visited the centre to read from The Assassin's Song, which was published in 2007 and has since been short-listed for the Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, and the Roger Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Vassanji received the 2009 Governor General's award for non-fiction for his memoir: A Place Within: Rediscovering India.
The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies held a ceremony in remembrance of the Delhi riots that ocurred in 1984, which was a year of great tragedy for Sikhs around the world beginning with the early June 1984 attack on the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
UFV faculty, friends, and students participated in the installation ceremony of the translated, four-volume set of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in the UFV library. These volumes were translated by Sardar Priam Singh Chahil over a majority of his life and donated kindly to UFV by Mr. Ivor Thompson of Toronto. The texts are a valuable resource to students, faculty, and community members alike.
UFV's South Asian Peer Network (SAPNA) hosted Diwali at the Centre for Indo Candian Studies. It was a fun filled day that included events such as diya painting (clay candle holders), and mehndi (henna tattoos) as well as delicious Indian food.
The Consul general of India-Ashok Das-and his wife, Dr. Erika Das, visited the Centre to meet members of the Indo-Candian Community Council. The Council hosted a reception dinner at the CICS with new UFV President and vice-chancellor Dr. Mark Evered welcoming the Consul General to UFV. Mr. Das reciprocated by commending the UFV for undertaking its initiatives witht the Indian subcontinent and offered his support to the Centre.
Please attend this fascinating visual journey through the splendor of the lives of Maharajas and Maharanis of India. A personal walk through the annals of the Wadiyar Dynasty of Mysore, India, intertwined with teh historical narrative are personal reminiscences, anecdotes, and a private collection of visuals of the family.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Building F (University House), room 125.
The CICS hosted an event organized by the South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD). The focus of the forum was on the large-scale acquisition of hundreds of thousands of hectares of agricultural land, either for building mega-projects or for setting up Special Economic Zones to serve the local and/or multinational big capital.
Join us in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
6 to 8 pm
Abby, Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies
Michelle Sylliboy, a Mi’kmaq visual artist and poet, who will read from her work Stepping on Intellectual Sacred Grounds.
Rita Dhamoon, from UFV’s Philosophy and Politics department, who will speak about two dominant streams in anti-racism work.
Paul Orlowski, UFV’s Teacher Education program, who will talk about opposing racial discourses.
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies.
Films will be screened starting at 7 pm at University House (F110 - UFV’s Abbotsford campus 33844 King Rd). Admission is free and is open to the public, donations welcome.
South Asian writers to gather at UFV
February 24, 2009
Due to the immense success of a similar event last year, the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS) and the UFV English department will once again host an evening with South Asian writers of the Fraser Valley. The celebration will start at 6 pm, and will showcase five writers: Ashok Mathur, Tariq Malik, Anjali Banerjee, Phinder Dulai, and UFV's new writer-in-residence, Jaspreet Singh, who will also host the event.
Each author wiil read for 10-20 minutes, and questions and discussion will follow. Some of these writers' books will be on display and sale, and refreshments will be provided.
The public is welcome at this event. It will be held on Tues, Feb 24, from 6 to 8:30 pm at UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in University House (F125) on the Abbotsford campus.
Access is off McKenzie Road. Pay parking is in effect at UFV.
Tues. Feb 24
Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies [F125]
We all have a role to play in creating a peaceful and harmonious world, no matter what our faith or belief system happens to be. Learn more about how people of different faiths view the world and our place in it at an interfaith dialogue, hosted by the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley on Monday, January 26.
This free public event and discussion will include brief presentations by Harold Rosen (Baha'i faith), David Giesbrecht (Christian faith), Gurmit Singh Tiwana (Sikh faith), Kosum Soni and Oscar Khalideen (Hindu faith), David Mivasair (Jewish faith), and Raheel Raza (Islamic faith).
Plan to attend on January 26 from 7-9 p.m. at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, Building F, Room 125 at UFV’s Abbotsford campus. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Satwinder Bains at 604-854-4547.
UFV is hosting its own event at 10 a.m. Friday, November 21st, at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, at University House (Building F) on the Abbotsford campus. Bains will moderate the debate while UFV instructors and staff will discuss the Continuous Journey legislation and Canada’s current immigration laws and policies. Speakers include political science instructor Dr. Rita Dhamoon, speakers from the Geography department Dr. John Belec and Cherie Enns, and UFV’s director of Institutional Research Dr. Zareen Naqvi.
The event is open to the public.
For information about the India-Canada Studies certificate program, or Friday’s debate to commemorate a Century of South Asian presence in Canada, please contact Satwinder Bains at 604-854-4547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Panja on "Shakespeare in Bollywood Today" and "Shakespeare on the Indian Stage"
November 17 & 18, 2008
Shormishtha Panja, Professor of English, University of Delhi, will deliver two public lectures with the sponsorship of the UFV English and Theatre departments, the Faculty of Arts, UFV International, and the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies.
Monday, Nov 17, 6:30 p.m. in Abbotsford, room B101
"Shakespeare in Bollywood Today"
This talk will have film clips from Bhardwaj's movies.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2 p.m. in Chilliwack, Theatre
"Shakespeare on the Indian Stage"
India Study Tour Photo Exhibit
UFV's first study tour visited Majestic India in February 2008. Images from this memorable trip are on will be on display outside of the library in early September.
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV is co-sponsoring the event with Mission Community Services Society. The event is being held on Thursday, October 23rd at Heritage Park Centre, 33700 Prentis Avenue in Mission. For more information please contact Satwinder Bains at 604-854-4547.
An exhibit displaying Sikh history in British Columbia over the past 150 years will be on display at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies on Friday, October 24th, 2008 from 10 am to 5 pm. 8 pioneers who lead the way for others will be recognized for the hardships they faced. To RSVP please contact Satwinder Bains at 604-854-4547
View the exhibit panels (PDF) Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
View slideshow of opening of exhibition
South Asian Peer Networking Association (SAPNA) with support from Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS) present Comedy Night with Sunee Dhaliwal and Ivan Decker at Casey's, Monday 27th October. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. All proceeds will be going to the Abbotsford Food Bank. SAPNA is a group of students interested in promoting South Asian Culture at UFV. For more information about Comedy Night or getting involved with SAPNA, please contact Raji @ 778 997 5115 or Bal @778 549 2824, email: email@example.com.
Ghazal and Punjabi folk song singer Kiran Ahluwalia dazzled a mesmerized audience in concert on July 25th at the Abbotsford campus.
Anita Rau Badami will be at two events at UFV on Mon, March 31, including a reading, book signing and reception.
Click here for details.
A group of community youth called Speak Out, in collaboration with the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, hosted a youth forum at UFV on March 10, 2007. They wanted to provide the students of Abbotsford high schools with a venue for dialogue and discussion. This forum was facilitated by various leaders from the local community. The aim of these discussions was to extract ideas from students and create recommendations which could be passed onto community organizations and government agencies. Eighteen students, 10 facilitators, 16 interveners spent a day together to discuss issues and concerns facing Indo-Canadian youth in the Canadian mosaic with a concerted goal to make recommendations that can be acted upon.
Please click here to read the full Consultation Report.
When- February 2008
Where- Chandigarh, India
UFV helps Panjab University celebrate diamond jubilee
Panjab University, located in Chandigarh, Punjab State, India, recently marked its 60th anniversary and UFV’s vice-president external Robert Buchan journeyed there to participate in a number of events to celebrate the university’s diamond jubilee.
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The Centre of Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV is planning two career fairs in January 2008 focusing on Indo-Canadian students and their parents. A number of UFV departments, along with UFV faculty and staff, UFV alumni and UFV Career Services will be on hand to answer your questions. This is a free event and everybody is invited.
Sunday, January 13th, 2008 6pm-9pm
Khalsa Diwan Society
33094 South Fraser Way
Monday, January 14th, 2008 6pm-9pm
Gurdwara Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar
30640 Blueridge Drive
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-854-4547.
Malalai Joya, a member of parliament in Afghanistan and outspoken critic of those who abuse power and human rights in her country, will visit UFV next week as part of her BC speaking tour.
She will speak at UFV in the lecture theatre, room B101 on the Abbotsford campus, Friday, Nov 2, from 2:30 to 4 pm.
“This will be a truly thought-provoking and humanist talk focused on raising awareness about the role of women in Afghanistan,” says Satwinder Bains, director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies.
This a free event with donations gladly accepted for Joya’s group: Organization of Promoting Afghan Women’s Capabilities. People planning to attend are asked to rsvp to: email@example.com or 604-854-4547
Joya’s topic will be The Women's Rights Catastrophe in Afghanistan: Prospects for Change
Fri, Nov 2
Lecture theatre, B101
Student Advisory Committee for the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV, October 27, 2007
The CICS is looking to form a Student Advisory Committee to discuss and provide input about the current courses offered, the development of future courses, activities at the Centre and programs and events that focus on youth. 12 students from a variety of disciplines will form this advisory committee and one student advisor will be selected to sit on the community advisory committee for the CICS. The student advisory committee will also provide input on future workshops, take a leadership role in student-focused forums, events and activities and take part in student led initiatives.
Please attend the first meeting of the Student Advisory Committee on Thursday, October 25th from 1-3 pm at the Centre. Click here to view Student Advisory Committee poster. For additional information drop by the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies – University House F Building. Contact Satwinder Bains, Director, Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV, 604-854-4547 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
When-Tuesday, September 25 11 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, September 26 1-2:30 pm
Thursday, September 27 2:30-4 pm
When- March 21, 2007 at 4:30pm
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