Decennial anniversary of the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies.
In 2004 there was a meeting of the minds that build a visionary partnership between UFV and the South Asian community. These ideas included goals to engage students, professors and community institutions to develop a vibrant program of India Canada studies at UFV.
From 2004 to 2006 dedicated volunteers worked tirelessly to raise matching funds for the establishment of a$ 2.5 Million endowment to create the BC Regional Innovation Chair on Canada India Business and Economic Development. This impressive goal was achieved with the support of numerous donors who built an endowment fund for the Chair.
In 2006 UFV established the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies to house the Chair and as a hub for research, engagement and study. In the past ten years the Centre has undertaken numerous research projects, supported and mentored student research, initiated and implemented MoU’s with Universities in India, built strong community partnerships locally, in BC and across Canada and with numerous Indian Diaspora communities, held international conferences, invited visiting scholars from around the world, curated acclaimed exhibits and developed business ties with India.
We are proud of our achievements and look forward to your continued involvement with our UFV community.