Canada 150 Conference on Migration of Bengalis

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A two-day conference to examine and document the history, settlement patterns and contributions of Bengalis to Canada, and BC in particular.

  • September 16 , 2017 Saturday at SFU Harbour Centre
  • September 17, 2017 Sunday at UBC Institute of Asian Research

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Tania Das Gupta and Dr. C. Emdad Haque

Paper presentations by speakers from both academia and the community at sessions on

  • Migration and Settlement of Bengalis: History, Demography, Religion, and Health Issues
  • Gender, Culture, Family, and Work: Stories of Migration
  • Multiculturalism, Bengali Organizations, and Social Justice Issues
  • Canadian Bengali Youths: Identity, Social, Cultural, and Family Life
  • Concurrent Roundtable Discussion with community members on topics of Migration, Settlement Experience and Community Service
  • Multiculturalism, Diversity, Activism, and Social Justice

Organizers: Dr. Habiba Zaman, Professor, SFU GSWS and Dr. Sanzida Habib, Research Associate, UBC CISAR

Funded by:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Dean Office, SFU
  • Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS), SFU
  • Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR), UBC
  • Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation
  • David Lam Centre, SFU
  • Institute for the Humanities, SFU
  • Departments of History, and Sociology and Anthropology, SFU
  • School of International Studies, SFU
  • An anonymous donor

Register for Sep 16 at SFU Vancouver | Register for Sep 17 at UBC to

We acknowledge that the conference is taking place on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.