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Sikh veteran’s tale of struggle against racism first book published by UFV Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

A veteran of the Indian Army who made history in Canada by fighting for his right to wear his turban in Royal Canadian Legion halls has written a book on the subject. A Soldier Remembers is the first book to be published by the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS) at the University of the Fraser […]

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President visits UFV Chandigarh

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UFV Welcomes Amandeep Sandhu as new BC Regional Innovation Chair

 

Dr. Amandeep Sandhu has been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada–India Business and Economic Development. He took up his post on July 1. This research chair is housed at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV. Sandhu will also be a faculty member in the UFV School […]

 

Up on the rooftops: UFV students help create gardens in India

 What were three young Canadian students doing in crowded bustees on the outskirts of Chandigarh? We posed this question to Stacy Thoreson (a Sociology/Anthropology student), Adam Rieu (a Geography student) and Kathryn Shiratti (a Geography graduate) from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The answer we got was not only inspiring but loaded [...]

 
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UFV strengthening connections in India: PM visits with UFV Chandigarh students

The University of the Fraser Valley strengthened its ties to India recently through an 11-day visit by UFV president Mark Evered and colleagues. And a visit by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his trade mission to Chandigarh gave students from UFV’s business administration program there the chance to make a good first impression on the [...]

 

It’s A Girl film investigates female infanticide

In some parts of the world, the words “it’s a girl” aren’t always greeted with joy on the part of the parents of a newborn infant. In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted, or abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as [...]

 
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Author Shauna Singh Baldwin returns to UFV Oct 10

A renowned Indo-Canadian author now living in the United States will return to the University of the Fraser Valley for the third time in five years to read from her latest work on Wednesday, Oct 10. The free reading will take place at 7 pm in the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, in Building F, also [...]

 
Volunteers are a huge part of UFV's fundraising success.

Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers = fundraising success

In this day and age, the dreams of a university don’t take flight without a solid foundation of community support. So when the Indo-Canadian community approached the University of the Fraser Valley (then UCFV) started to look into developing courses, programs, and community outreach initiatives in the area of Indo-Canadian studies in the early 2000s, [...]

 
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Dr. Yvon Dandurand returns to research and professorship, passing Associate Vice President Research and Graduate Studies to Dr. Adrienne Chan

Yvon Dandurand has served as Associate Vice-President (AVP), Research and Graduate Studies for the past 10 years, and is now stepping aside to return to teaching and research projects of his own. “I get all kinds of requests to be a guest lecturer as part of other professors’ classes, but that’s really not the same [...]

 

International Women’s Day at UFV

An evening of information sharing, networking and presenting will take place at UFV next week in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event is taking place on Thursday, March 8 and is being hosted by UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in collaboration with the Abbotsford/Mission Community Services, South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA), and International [...]

 

UFV builds partnership with leading language university in India

UFV students have gained a new avenue for studies and international opportunities thanks to the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an Indian university. The MOU was signed between the University of the Fraser Valley and Punjabi University in Patiala, India, recently. It will see the universities work together on tasks such [...]




News releases

Feb 14, 2012   UFV builds partnership with Punjabi University, India

Feb 10 2012                 UFV Chandigarh Hosts Terry  Run 
Dec 19, 2011          UFV Chandigarh Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

 

January, 2011 Centenary of the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple, Abbotsford, BC (est. 1911)
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Nov 21, 2009 SD College's Canadian partner training youths to become global professionals
Nov 3, 2009 Much-lauded author of The Assassin's Song to read at UFV on Nov 20
July 10, 2009 Indo-Canadian business community endows student award at UFV
July 2, 2009 UFV students in India see red on Canada Day
June 18, 2009 UFV honours Parm Bains for community contributions
June 12, 2009 UFV honours Dalip Singh Gill for founding Punjabi school in Abbotsford
March 4, 2009 UFV Chair helps BC companies succeed in India
March 2, 2009 UFV to host third annual South Asian film festival   
Feb 19, 2009 South Asian Writers gather at UFV
Jan 15, 2009 Canadian MP urges students to trigger change for a new India
Dec 22, 2008 UFV signs new agreement in India
Nov 14, 2008 UFV marks anniversary of 'Continuous Journey' - Canada's blockage of  South Asian immigrants
Nov 12, 2008   Dr. Panja on "Shakespeare in Bollywood Today" and "Shakespeare on the Indian Stage"
Oct 27, 2008 UFV India-Canada students receive boost from TD Canada Trust bursary
Oct 15, 2008 UFV photo exhibit chronicles Sikh pioneers in B.C.
>> view the exhibit panels (PDF):    / /
>> view slideshow from the opening of the show
June 5, 2008 India-Canada Studies certificate introduced at UFV
Dec 6, 2007 Agreements build education ties with India
Dec 2, 2007 Premier Gordon Campbell greets UFV BBA students in Chandigarh, India
Oct 25, 2007     UFV�hosts Afghan member of parliament and women's rights activist Malalai Joya
Sept 28, 2007  

UFV helps Panjab University celebrate diamond jubilee

August 10, 2007 Journalist from Kashmir visits Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV
June 20, 2007  $1.25M invested in Canada-India economic relationship
May 24, 2007 Visiting MD to address med school opportunities in India
April 2, 2007     UFV to conserve and document heritage of Canada?s oldest Sikh temple
March 5, 2007  

Learn more about South Asia with Ehsaas film festival

March 2, 2007 Eye in India photo exhibit launch at UFV
January 31, '07  

UFV features as key player in new Asia Pacific Trade Council report

Oct 28, 2006 UFV launches Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies
Oct 19, 2006
 
Satwinder Bains named director of CICS
Oct 11, 2006 Visiting scholar to speak at UFV on women in Indian fiction and cinema
Sept 12, 2006 Award-winning author Shauna Singh Baldwin to speak at UFV
July 7, 2006 UFV summer book club reflects on turbulent period in India
May 13, 2006 UFV launches industry-focused BBA degree in Chandigarh, India
April 5, 2006 UFV partners with GGDSD College to deliver its BBA on Indian soil
March 22, 2006 Community comes through and helps UFV meet financial goal for Indo-Canadian centre
July 13, 2005 Indian High Commissioner supports UFV?s CICSR
July 4, 2005 Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor visits UFV
June 10, 2005 Mission's Kuldip Gill receives honorary degree
May 24, 2005 Chief Minister of Punjab visits UFV, contributes
May 24, 2005 BC businesses urged to invest in Punjab
April 2, 2005 Premier announces Canada-India Business Innovation Chair�at UFV
January 20, 2005 New Canada/India academic partnership at work in Punjab and BC
December 8, 2004 UFV signs partnership agreements with Indian universities




 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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