Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Meeting on Indo Canadian Interests at SFU Burnaby

Calling on Students, Faculty and Staff with Indo Canadian and South Asian Interests

SFU President Dr Michael Stevenson has recently created the SFU - India Advisory Council, comprised of prominent members from the community, to advise SFU on its international strategies with regards to India, its programming related to India, as well as on initiatives to strengthen SFU's linkages with local Indo Canadian and South Asian communities. An SFU India Working Group has also been established to help with implementation of the strategy.

In order to identify current interests and activities, and also to identify new opportunities, the SFU India Working Group is inviting you to an informal meeting of SFU students, faculty, and staff who are involved in the local Indo Canadian community and/or who wish to develop or strengthen links with India and further abroad in South Asia. A similar meeting was held recently at SFU Surrey and a summary of this previous discussion will be provided to participants.

In addition to learning about current activities from SFU International, student associations, and other SFU representatives, we hope to identify new opportunities for student and community involvement including public lectures, films and literary events on campus, as well as SFU participation in community events. Some suggestions to date include support of the newly formed South Asian Student Film Society, an SFU float in the Vaisakih Parade, a week-long series of events with community partners to celebrate Diwali, a lecture series on Indian culture, and visits to local schools and temples. These are but a few examples, but please do come out to share your ideas and enthusiasm with colleagues from across the University.

If you can't attend the meeting but wish to be informed about current activities and ideas, please email michelle_richard@sfu.ca and provide your contact information, information on any current activities, and any suggestions you wish to bring forward for discussion.
Meeting date and location
Monday, March 26th
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Halpern Centre Room 126

Refreshments to be served
RSVP if possible to: michelle_richard@sfu.ca

We look forward to your participation.

Regards,

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Randall Martin, PhD
Director, Global Initiatives
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC
Canada V5A 1S6

tel 604 291 5840
fax 604 291 5880
http://www.sfu.ca/international

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