2020

  • Research and publication: Ajay Bhardwaj,  completion of PhD project
  • Research and publication: Meghna Halder for workshop in Chhatisgarh in relation of film project
  • Research and publication: Sam Barnett and SFU students for website DHANAK for South Asian LGBTQ stories
  • Cultural grant: Indian Summer Society for events with Vandana Shiva and others
  • Social grant: South Asian Legal Clinic
  • Tamil Student Association at University of BC for tenth anniversary celebration
  • Research and Publication: Simon Fraser University for conference on “Indigenous struggles and the ideology of development”
  • Cultural and social grant: Alex Sangha and Sher Vancouver for film, “Emergence: Coming out of the Shadows”

2019

  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Exhibition: “Moving Still: Performative Photography from India”
  • Indian Summer Festival: several events, including “Conjuring the Future”, talk by Pico Iyer, and concert with Amjad Ali, “Strings for Peace”
  • Rungh Magazine, for special issue on music
  • Mohamed Assani for intercultural musical composition
  • Habiba Zaman (SFU) for Canadian South Asian Youth conference
  • Courtney Tzto for publication of book on South Asians in Canadian hockey
  • University of Fraser Valley, South Asian Studies for oral history project recording memory of South Asian elders
  • Anne Murphy, Centre for India and South Asia Research, UBC for event on the politics of violence in India in commemoration of 1984 Sikh massacre
  • Simon Fraser University for talk by Amitav Ghosh
  • SANSAD for recording event, “What is at Stake in India’s Elections: Hypernationalism and its Victims”
  • SANSAD for organizing  book-launch of “Culture and Resistance” by Edward Said and David Barsamian
  • SANSAD for recording dinner celebrating Pervez Hoodbhoy, Sadhu Binning, and Ali Kazimi, recipients of honorary degrees at UBC
  • Simon Fraser University for talk by Amitav Ghosh on The Great Derangement
  • Lower Mainland Bengali Cultural Society for musical program with Indian musician
  • Community grant: Independent Jewish Voices for talk on Palestine by David Sheen
  • Community grant: SANSAD for book launch of “Witness Kashmir” by Sanjay Kak

2018

  • University of British Columbia: session on caste and gender at 17th World Sanskrit conference
  • Vancouver Jazz Festival for presenting Red Baraat
  • Indian Summer Festival for presenting various writers
  • SANSAD for book release of David Barsamian and Noam Chomsky book
  • Sejal Lal for producing solo CD of her music
  • Mohamed Assani for writing a sitar concerto
  • SANSAD for screening SOZ: A BALLAD OF MALADIES
  • Sameena Siddiqui for UBC PhD field work in North India
  • Stacy Pigg for research and publication of: BATOGATO: a graphic narrative about Himalayan lives and the roads that change them
  • Samir Gandesha for presenting on a panel on Ajay Gudavarthy’s book, “India after Modi: Populism and the Right”; lectures at various Indian universities; and interviews on the rise of political authoritarianism in India
  • SANSAD for video recording panel on “Peace Now: No Nukes in South Asia”
  • Nawaz Soomro for screening Neil deGrasse Tyson’s documentary, COSMOS, with subtitles translated into Sindhi for school students in Sindh
  • Surrey Muse for memorial event, Naming the Unnamed: celebrating Pakistani women

2017

  • Cultural Grant: Vancouver Art Gallery for the Inaugural Institute of Asian Art Symposium
  • Cultural grant: Indian Summer Festival for inviting M. G. Vassanji
  • Community Grant: SANSAD for conference, “Gathering in the Shadows of a Nuclear Winter”
  • Cultural Grant: Skyrocket Digital for “250 Years of Heer” concert with Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar
  • Cultural Grant: Vancouver Mural Festival for Sandeep Johal’s mural at 147 E Broadway, Vancouver
  • Cultural Grant: Rungh Cultural Society for digital archive project
  • Community Grant: South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy for conference on “Gathering in the Shadows of a Nuclear Winter”
  •   Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship: Srijani Datta

2016

  • Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship: Michael Oram (PhD project: impact of democratic governance on policy development in Vancouver and Singapore)
  • Labour Studies Awards: Dylan Webb, Eric Segment, Yawen Wan
  • Cultural Grant: Lady Jams for producing their first CD
  • Cultural Grant: Vancouver Art Gallery for exhibition of Bharati Kher works
  • Cultural Grant: VIASFF South Asian Film Festival for sponsoring Gujarati film, “Wrong Side Raju”
  • Cultural Grant: Mohamed Asani for creating a Sitar concerto in collaboration with John Oliver for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Cultural Grant: Vancouver Summer Festival for event on Islamophobia and invitation to Vandana Shiva
  • Research and publication Grant: Habiba Zaman for conference on Bengali migration to British Columbia
  • Research and Publication Grant: Rahat Imran for book project on women’s historical and oppositional filmmaking in the Muslim countries of Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan
  • Research and publication Grant: Anne Murphy, UBC Asian Studies, for aesthetics of fragility project
  • Research and Publication Grant: Bob Hackett, SFU Communications Studies for supporting Communications 431
  • Community Grant: SANSAD for the visit of Noor Zahir

2015

  • Annual Awards for Labour Studies: Bonnie Tetlock, Dylan Webb, Joel Warren
  • Cultural Grant: Women in Film and Television Festival for screening of Shonali Bose’s film, “Margarita, with a Straw”
  • Cultural Grant: Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, “Songs of Revolution” conference and performance
  • Cultural Grant: Mangla Bansal for development of film project on Nobel Laureate (2015), Kailash Satyarthi
  • Cultural Grant: Indian Summer Festival: (1) The Ever After: Memories, Silences, Traumas: conversation with Padma Viswanathan and Jaspreet Singh. (2) The Strings that Bind: Amjad Ali and Sons in Concert. (3) The Wrath of God: Religion and Violence in the World Today: Reza Asla
  • Research and Publication Grant: Rohit Mujumdar, PhD candidate, UBC, “Made in USA: Livelihood, Property and Urban Inclusion in Ulhasnagar, India”
  • Research and Publication Grant: Nishant Upadhyay, PhD candidate, York University, “Indians and Other Indians: Race, Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Settler Colonialism”
  • Research and Publication Grant: Raj Khadka, Phd candidate, UBC, “Exploring Resettled Bhutanese Refugee Family Employment Practices in Negotiating Structural Realities of the Canadian Labour Market”
  • Research and Publication Grant: Habiba Zaman, Professor, GSWS-SFU, “Engaging With a Dalit Community in Bangladesh”
  • Cultural Grant: South Asian Film Education Society, “The Bard in Bombay,” public lecture, conference, and screenings on the presence of Shakespeare in Indian cinema
  • Community Grant: Institute for the Humanities, SFU, “State of Extraction” conference
  • Community Grant: South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy, “Our Common Home: Conference on Climate Change”
  • Community Grant: University of the Fraser Valley, public lecture by David Barsamian on climate change
  • Community Grant: South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy, public forum with Arun Kundnani on “Race, Class, and Empire”
  • Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship: Simanpreet Badesha (PhD project: Gender, Sexuality, body, racialization, and identity construction for South Asian women in Canadian Society)

2014

  • Research and Publication Grant: Sanjeev Routray, “Urban Restructuring and Politics of Poverty in Delhi” (PhD project)
  • Research and Publication Grant: Indranil Chakroborty, “Informal Labour in the IT Sector in Bangalore”
  • Annual Labour Studies Grant: Edith Cuellar Mata; Cayley Joel Warren; Dylan Webb
  • Annual Graduate Scholarship: Courtney Szto (PhD project: South Asian Canadians in Ice Hockey)
  • Cultural Grant: Indian Summer Arts Society, ARTPOLITIK
  • Cultural Grant: India Music Society, Saskatoon, concert by sitarist Vikas Gupta
  • Cultural Grant: Mohamed Asani, workshop with Ustad Shaheed Parvez
  • Community Grant: PICS, Golden Tree Memorial Project for Farmworkers
  • Community Grant: University of the Fraser Valley, talk by David Barsamian
  • Community Grant: SANSAD and SBCJ, public forum on climate justice
  • Cultural Grant: Sherri Duggal, support for book launch

2013

  • Research and Publication Grant: Progressive Intercultural Services Society, Farmworkers Union Book project
  • Cultural Grant: Sarah Singh, film project on musical heritage of South Asia, “A Million Rivers”
  • Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship in South Asian Studies, SFU: Dharashree Das, “Matters of the Womb: Muslim Women’s Narratives of Fertility, Family, and the Indian State”
  • Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Grant for Labour Studies, SFU
  • Community Grant: Seriously Free Speech Society, Public Lecture by Deepa Kumar on Islamophobia
  • Community Grant: South Asian Film Education Society, Cinema for Change: Addressing Violence Against Women
  • Cultural Grant: Mohamed Assani, Sitar workshop with Ustad Shaheed Pervez
  • Community Grant: Society for Bangladesh Climate Justice, Seminar, UBC
  • Community Grant: South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy, Ghadar Centenary Celebration, Public Forum and screening of film, “Chittagong”

2012

  • Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship in South Asian Studies, SFU
  • Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Grant for Labour Studies, SFU
  • Research and Publication Grant: Supriyo Routh, University of Victoria, BC (“Informal Workers in India: Reconceptualizing Labour Laws to Promote Capabilities”)
  • Cultural Grant: Fazeli Films (Phoolan Devi Project)
  • Cultural Grant: Praxis Screen Writers Centre, SFU (screening of Anjum Rajabali film, “Rajneeti”)
  • Community Grant: Progressive Intercultural Services Society, Harmony House Project
  • Community Grant: South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (Lecture by David Barsamian)
  • Community Grant: The Mother Language Lovers of the World (Seminar on “Multilingualism for Inclusive Education”

2011

  • South Asian Film Education Society: Tagore-on-Film Festival
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University: A South Asian Women’s Empowerment Conference
  • Jennifer Ganapathy: “Community Dialogue Project for Domestic Workers and Low-Income Communities, Bangalore, India
  • Annual Grant for undergraduate studies in Labour Studies, Simon Fraser University