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University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford, British Columbia

Website: http://www.ucfv.ca/cics/

Founded: 1974
Became a Shastri Member: 2003

Current President: Jackie Hogan

Number of faculty/staff: 660
Approximate annual enrollment: 15,000

Member Representative: Prof. Satwinder Kaur Bains

Prof. Satwinder Bains is a Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley and the Director of the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies. Her research interests and expertise include Indo CanadiancCultural studies, migration and settlement, diaspora family studies and cross-cultural education.

Prof. Bains has over thirty years of work experience in community development and has worked extensively with women, youth and families from the South Asian community. She is a consummate community advocate and volunteer and has assisted numerous community organizations develop and grow.


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