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January 11, 2018
Information Session: Student Opportunities in India and Beyond with the Globalink Research Award
with Andrea Globa, Business Development Specialist, MITACS
Time: 5 pm – 6 pm
Location: C.K. Choi Rm. 120
January 18, 2018
Monsoon Mosques: Reading Kerala’s Muslim Monuments
Sebastian Prange, UBC Dept. of History
Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Peter Wall Institute Seminar Room
Co-sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
January 25, 2018
Roundtable: Understanding the Rohingya Crisis
Tentative speakers: Mohammad Zaman (independent consultant), Kai Ostwald (UBC), Doug Ober (CISAR UBC), Sara Shneiderman (UBC), Theressa Etmanski (UVic)
Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: CK Choi Rm. 120
Co-sponsored by Centre for Southeast Asia Research (CSEAR)
February 1, 2018
Title: Apna Punjab” [Our Punjab]: Sensorium and Aesthetics of Landscape in Punjabi Cinema
Prabhjot Parmar, University of Fraser Valley
Time: 3:30 pm – 5 pm
Location: 103 University Centre, 6331 Crescent Rd
February 7, 2018
“Random Acts of Legacy” (2016): Asian Canadian History and Film
Screening and discussion with the filmmaker
Ali Kazimi, York University, documentary filmmaker
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Royal Bank Cinema/UBC Chan Centre
Co-sponsored by the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program and the Department of Theatre and Film.
February 8, 2018
Documenting Punjabi Canada: Student projects and discussion
Time: 4 pm
Location: St. John’s College Social Lounge
Organized through a partnership between the Departments of Theatre and Film and Asian Studies, and made possible by the Onkarbir Singh Toor Memorial Punjabi Studies Enhancement Fund and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, with the support of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program, the Centre for India and South Asia Research, and the Department of Asian Studies
February 15, 2018
Celebrate Language: International Mother Language Day
Presentations and performances
Time: 5 pm
Location: UBC Asian Centre
March 2-3, 2018
South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN) at UBC
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: C.K. Choi Room #120 and Asian Centre Auditorium
The Annual Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program (Department of Asian Studies)
With Punjabi language filmmaker Gurvinder Singh:
Fri. 2 March: 7:30 p.m -9 p.m.
“Awazzan” (“Voices,”2016): A documentary on the UK-based Punjabi language poet Amarjit Chandan.
UBC Asian Centre
Sat. 3 March: 7:30 p.m -9 p.m.
“Anhe Godhe da Daan” (“Alms for a Blind Horse,” 2011, winner of two National Awards (India), screened at Venice Film Festival, and award winner at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival)
A film exploring the experience of marginality in contemporary Indian Punjab
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Downtown Vancouver
Sun. 4 March: 4:30 p.m -7 p.m
“Chauthi Koot” (“The Fourth Direction,” 2015; screened at Cannes and award winner at the Singapore Film Festival).
A film that portrays individuals and families negotiating the fraught space between separatist and statist forces in 1980’s Punjab, India.
Surrey Centre Stage (Surrey City Hall), 3450 104 Ave, Surrey
Co-organized with the Gursharan Singh Memorial Lecture Committee.
Made possible by the generous support of the Sidhu family, in loving memory of Harjit Kaur Sidhu (nee Gill), devoted wife, mother, and strong advocate for education, Punjabi culture and language, and women’s issues.
Organized by the Department of Asian Studies, UBC, with the support of the UBC Dean of Arts and the Department of Theatre and Film, the Centre for India and South Asia Research and the Gursharan Singh Memorial Committee.
March 4, 2018
Panel Discussion in Conjunction with the Exhibition “Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India”
Time: 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Location: Surrey Art Gallery
Exhibition open from 20 January – 25 March
March 15, 2018
Book Reading and Discussion with Sarbjit Kaur Athwal
Author of Shamed: The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain – by the Sister Who Fought for Justice (2013)
Time: 5 pm
Location: C.K. Choi Building, Room #120, 1855 West Mall
Sponsored by the Centre for India and South Asia Research and Watan Punjabi magazine, http://www.watanpunjabi.ca/
March 29, 2018
Life Under the Shadow: Twenty Years of Nuclear Weapons in India and Pakistan
Time: 5 pm – 6: 30 pm
Location: C.K. Choi Building Room #120