Canada 150 Conference on Migration of Bengalis

October 27, 2017

Paper presentations by speakers from both academia and the community at this 2-day conference 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.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr. Tania Das Gupta
  • Dr. C. Emdad Haque


  • Dr. Habiba Zaman, Professor, SFU GSWS
  • Dr. Sanzida Habib, Research Associate, UBC CISAR

September 16 & 17, 2017
(Saturday & Sunday)

9:00am to 4:30pm


Saturday, September 16: SFU Harbour Centre
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Sunday, September 17: UBC Institute of Asian Research
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  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Dean's Office, SFU
  • Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS), SFU
  • Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR), UBC
  • Dr. Hari Shama Foundation
  • David See-chai Lam Centre for International Communication, SFU
  • Institute for the Humanities, SFU
  • Departments of History, and Sociology & Anthropology, SFU
  • School for International Studies, SFU