Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

 Department of Asian Studies

University of British Columbia

 FREE and open to the public!

For the 2020/21 Academic Year, in line with current UBC protocols, all Asian Studies events will be offered virtually.

About the Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program: 

The Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program celebrates the rich life of Punjabi language and culture and its importance in BC, in memory of a woman who shared such passions. Our goal is to call attention to important new scholarship on Punjabi language and culture and bring it to our students and the broader Vancouver area audience; encourage and recognize achievements in Punjabi language cultural production; and honor students for their work in learning and using the Punjabi language.

 

Past Event List

2021:

[CANCELLED]

Wednesday 7 April, 2021 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM; online via Zoom)

Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program 2021

 

2020:

[CANCELLED]

Thursday 2 April, 2020 (6:00 – 8:30 PM; Liu Institute for Global Studies 6476 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver, BC)

12th Annual Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program: A Celebration of Punjabi at UBC

 

2019:

Thursday 14 March, 2019 (6:00 – 8:00 PM; Liu Institute for Global Studies 6476 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver, BC)

11th Annual Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program: Celebrating Punjabi Language & Culture at UBC

 

2018:

Friday 2 March, 2018 (Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC)

Saturday 3 March, 2018 (UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Downtown Vancouver, BC)

Sunday 4 March, 2018  (Surrey Centre Stage (Surrey City Hall), 3450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC)

The 2018 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program: Celebrating Punjabi Language and Culture at UBC

With film screenings and discussion with special guest, award-winning Punjabi language filmmaker Gurvinder Singh

 

2017:

Monday 15 May, 2017 (North Delta, BC)

The 2017 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

Mr. John’s performance, in collaboration with Rangmanch Punjabi Theatre, of two works in Punjabi: “Dulatti” (The Hidden Power) and “Ghasea Hoea Aadmi” (Worn Out Man)

 

2016:

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

2016 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

Featuring a short talk on the early twentieth century revolutionary Ghadar movement by Sunit Singh (University of Chicago)