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
Wednesday 7 April, 2021 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM; online via Zoom)
Thursday 2 April, 2020 (6:00 – 8:30 PM; Liu Institute for Global Studies 6476 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver, BC)
Thursday 14 March, 2019 (6:00 – 8:00 PM; Liu Institute for Global Studies 6476 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver, BC)
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)
With film screenings and discussion with special guest, award-winning Punjabi language filmmaker Gurvinder Singh
Monday 15 May, 2017 (North Delta, BC)
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)
Wednesday 16 March, 2016
Featuring a short talk on the early twentieth century revolutionary Ghadar movement by Sunit Singh (University of Chicago)