Satwinder Bains
Senior Associate


Professional designation/degrees:PhD(Candidate), M.Ed. B.A.

Faculty/Department: Social, Cultural and Media Studies

Director: Centre for Indo Canadian Studies and University Advisor, Canada-India Relations

Personal Biography: Satwinder is a long time advocate of cross-cultural education. She has been a diversity educator, community developer and community activist in the areas of women’s rights, youth empowerment and immigrant settlement integration. Satwinder is an avid participant in community affairs both at the civic and provincial level. She has served on numerous committees locally and nationally.

Research Interests:
Cross-cultural education curriculum implementation
Heritage language curriculum implementation
Immigration and integration
Social and community development for immigrant women, youth and seniors
Women’s rights and cultural politics
Diaspora, Sikhism and the politics of identity

Canadian Literature #188.
Book Review: Of Silk Saris and Min-Skirts: South Asian Girls Walk the Tightrope of Culture by Amita Handa. Womens Press, Toronto. 2003    

Consultation Report: Indo Canadian Youth Issues and Concerns. UFV, 2007

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