Staff and Co-op students

Satwinder Bains

Satwinder Bains

Director

Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains is the Director of the South Asian Studies Institute and is an Associate Professor in the School of Culture, Media and Society. Her current research interests include migration, settlement, and integration; race, racism, and ethnicity; and Punjabi Canadian cultural historiographies.

 

Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra

Coordinator

Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra is the Coordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, co-curator of exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC and a sessional faculty in the Department of History at UFV.

 

 

Dr. Kusum Soni

Coordinator

Dr. Kusum Soni is the Coordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley. She was responsible for translating and cataloguing the Punjabi language archival records for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

Antoinetta Holierhoek

Financial Assistant

Annet has been working as a Financial Assistant at SASI for the South Asian Legacy project.

Jesse Kaufman

Marketing and Communications Specialist (July 2021 – April 2022)

Jesse is the Marketing and Communications Specialist and has a background in international higher education, marketing and communications.

 

Thamilini Jothilingam, MFA 

Digital Asset Archivist 

Thamilini Jothilingam is the Digital Asset Archivist for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive. Her research and archival interests center at the confluence of art and anthropology, with a focus on gender, memory, cultural heritage, visual histories, and epistemic justice.

 

Madhavee Inamdar, MA

Former Project Manager (June 2020 – July 2021 )

Madhavee Inamdar was the former Project Manager for the South Asian Canadian Legacy Project at the South Asian Studies Institute. Madhavee offered her expertise in policy, program management and stakeholder engagement to the project.

 

 

Magnus Berg, MA

Former Digital Asset Archivist (September 2020 – September 2021)

Magnus Berg was the former Digital Asset Archivist at the South Asian Studies Institute. They are passionate about preservation and access to community histories for marginalized populations and have presented on preservation, LGBTQ2+ metadata, diversity and inclusion.

 

Sadhvi Suri

Former Digital Asset Technician and Assistant Web Developer (September 2020 – January 2022)

Sadhvi Suri is a graduate of the Bachelor of Computer Information System (BCIS) program at the University of the Fraser Valley and worked as a Digital Asset Technician and Assistant Web Developer for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

Arshdeep Sandhu

Assistant Web Developer (January – April 2021/ March – April 2022)

Arshdeep Sandhu is a 4th year Bachelor of Computer Information System (BCIS) student at the University of the Fraser Valley and worked as an Assistant Web Developer for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive

 

Varshaa Kashyap

Research Assistant (December 2021 – April 2022)

Varshaa Kashyap is a 4th year Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Psychology student at the University of the Fraser Valley. She worked as a Research and Cataloguing Assistant and was responsible for describing and classifying multiple collections for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

Ansh Seth

Research Assistant (January – April 2022)

Ansh Seth is a 3rd year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Accounting student at the University of the Fraser Valley. He worked as a Research and Cataloguing Assistant and was responsible for describing and classifying archival records for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

 

Jahnavi

Research Assistant (December 2021 – April 2022)

Jahnavi is a 4th year Bachelor of Computer Information System (BCIS) student at the University of the Fraser Valley. She worked as a Research Assistant and was responsible for digitizing and processing multiple collections for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

Shivam Vashisht

Research Assistant (January – April 2022)

Shivam Vashist is a 4th year Bachelor of Computer Information System (BCIS) student at the University of the Fraser Valley. He worked as a Research Assistant and was responsible for digitizing and processing multiple collections for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

Meg McGinnis

Practicum Student (February – March 2022)

Meg McGinnis is a practicum student with the Department of Library Information Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. She was responsible for describing and classifying archival records for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

Tania Teixeira

Cataloguing Technician (September 2021 – February 2022)

Tania Teixeira studies Library Information Systems and was responsible for digitizing, cataloging, and thesaurus construction for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

A‌lisa Sohi

Research Assistant (May – August 2021)

Alisa Sohi is a graduate student of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Program. She worked as an Assistant Digital Asset Archivist for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

Tim Ubels

Practicum Student and Digitization and Cataloguing Technician (February – March 2021/ May – August 2021)

Tim Ubels is a graduate of the Library and Information Technology Program at the University of the Fraser Valley. He worked on digitizing, cataloguing, and thesaurus construction for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.

 

Benjamin Arends

Work Study Student (February – March 2021)

Ben Arends is a graduate of the Library and Information Technology Program at the University of the Fraser Valley. He worked on digitizing, cataloguing, and thesaurus construction for the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive.