2018 Events

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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