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‌Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits SASI exhibit at National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple.

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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 on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford.

And, at around 1:45 pm, they were rewarded as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from a private tour inside the gurdwara to give a brief address in the courtyard.

He spoke about the importance of multiculturalism in Canada, especially during this year as the nation celebrates 150 years since Confederation.
Read our blog for more. 

UFV Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies celebrates 10 years, rebrands as South Asian Studies Institute.

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.
Read our news release for more.

Sikh Heritage Museum Exhibit Launch Commemorating Canada 150:

(Dis) Enfranchisement 1907-1947: The Forty-Year Struggle for the Vote

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WHEN: Sunday, February 19th, 2017

TIME: 1:30PM

WHERE: Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple: 33089 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC

ALL ARE WELCOME and the exhibit is available for viewing year long.

Read more about Canada 150.


UFV’s Centre for Indo Canadian Studies
‌announces the publication of 

Reluctant Rebellions:

New and Selected Non-fiction

by Shauna Singh Baldwin‌‌‌

Reading and Book Launch Reception
at the
Centre for Indo Canadian Studies 

Thurs, Sept 29, 2016 at 6pm.


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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.

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