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

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”)

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”

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

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 Aslan.

•Research and Publication Grant: Rohit Mujumdar, PhD candidate, UBC, “Made in U. S. A.: 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).

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

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