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.


Sunday, March 8th: CICS Partners to Celebrate International Women's Day

WHEN: Sunday, March 8

WHERE: The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford

TIME: 11-3PM





Tuesday, March 3rd: CICS Presents Ehsaas Readers and Writers Festival featuring Shauna Singh Baldwin

TUESDAY, March 3rd

WHERE: CICS, Room F125, UFV Abbotsford Campus





Tuesday, January 27th: CICS Presents Duty, Honour, Izzat: The Call to Flanders Field Exhibition Launch

WHEN: Tuesday, January 27th

WHERE: CICS, Room F125, UFV Abbotsford Campus

TIME: 4:30PM-6:00PM

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.


IMFC Launch


Monday, January 12th: CICS Presents Marie Curie Lectures

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)



Sunday, January 18th: CICS Launches Exhibition Canadian Sikhs in WWI: The Forgotten Story

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 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

Sikhs in WWI Invitation Card

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CICS Presents Exhibition at the Sikh Heritage Museum: Canadian Sikh Soldiers.

Exhibition Available for viewing until December 2015.

Sikhs in WWI Invitation Card


The CICS is a proud partner of the Race and Anti-Racism Network at UFV

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