Conference on Migration of Bengalis to BC

September 16, 2017

Canada 150 Conference on Migration of Bengalis

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

Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

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

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

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

To register for:
• September 16 at SFU Vancouver please click on
"Canada 150 Conference on Migration of Bengalis" at
• September 17 at UBC please email

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

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