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Canada’s National Housing Strategy : What it means for homeownership, renting and homelessness

John David Hulchanski
Keynote speaker David Hulchanski, professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto, will discuss Canada’s National Housing Strategy. He will cover the strategy in detail, including how it affects homeownership, renting and homelessness.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Maqsood Saaqib]

Anne Murphy
Maqsood Sahib outlines his personal engagement with Punjabi and how the perceptions of Punjabi language change over time. In asserting his own voice and understanding of the Punjabi language, Maqsood Sahib is able to locate the history of the language, yet also appreciate it in its entirety.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Zubair Ahmed]

Anne Murphy
Zubair Ahmed speaks to his fondness of reading and writing and how this love cultivated his overall passion for literature. In combining his politics with the Punjabi language Zubair Ahmed was able to negotiate his role as an author, but also maintain his activism. His work continues the Punjabi literary tradition.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Mushtaq Soofi]

Anne Murphy
Mushtaq Soofi in outlining his personal history with the Punjabi language describes its colourfulness and impact on the South Asian landscape. Moreover, he speaks to the introduction of English and Urdu into an annexed Punjab and how this had consequences for the future of the Punjabi language across borders.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Dalip Kaur Tiwana]

Anne Murphy
Dalip Kaur Tiwana is an award winning novelist, short story writer, and Professor. In this interview she discusses the diverse history of her village and how it was a space for revolution, learning, and kinship. This interview explores Dalip Kaur Tiwana's interest with literature and how her passion came to fruition despite her initial fear towards schooling. Moreover, she speaks to how the Punjabi language embodies change and how literature embodies these changes, for example...

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Uma Singh and Hirday Paul Singh, Preet Nagar]

Anne Murphy
Uma Singh and Hirday Paul Singh speak to the creation and legacy behind Preet Nagar, one of Punjab’s first planned townships as well as a socio-cultural hub for Punjabi literature, language and culture Quoting Uma Singh, and Hirday Paul Singh; the “basic idea of Preet Nagar was collective living and being self-sustained, self- maintained and self-reliant.” This was the context in which Punjabi language could flourish in Preet Nagar.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Nain Sukh]

Raghavendra Rao
Khalid Mahmood, or by his pen name Nain Sukh is a Punjabi poet/story writer concerned with people, class and their respective roles in society. In engaging with older Punjabi literature including poetry, stories, folk tales, etc., Nain Sukh

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Salima Hashmi]

Anne Murphy
Educator and artist, Salima Hashmi speaks to the importance of learning and teaching at the institutional level. Moreover she speaks to the ways in which education has transformed in a post-colonial setting marked by western influence; speaking to both the benefits and drawbacks of this. Accordingly, she articulates the impact of the abscence of Punjabi as a spoken and learned langauge at the college and university level. A denial of a mother tongue that has...

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Saeed Bhutta]

Anne Murphy
Saeed Bhutta speaks to how he became inspired by the Sufi poetry recited at village shrines which built his interest towards learning and immersing himself in the Punjabi literary tradition/culture. Saeed Bhutta discusses his work that centres around folk ballads, and the Punjabi oral tradition.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Amarjit Chandan]

Anne Murphy
Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1946, Amarjit Chandan is a prominent Punjabi poet. In this interview he discusses how the relationship between literature and politics should not be overemphasized and that each should be given their own space. In this light, Amarjit Chandan considers himself a pure poet, although he does acknowledge that politics are unavoidable. Above all, Amarjit Chandan posits that poetry is a medium to express emotion, the soul and the heart. Poetry,...

The Punjabi Student Experience in Educational Institutions

Prab Kalra
This student based film explores student life for Punjabi Canadians at UBC. As an oral history of Punjabi Students, this project helps to archive and understand student life through a Punjabi-Canadian lens. Moreover, this project adopts an intersectional lens to include the female perspective.

Punjabi Market

Jaewoo Lee, Kevin Lee & Na Wanyoung
This student project engages in an oral history of the historic Punjabi Market in Vancouver, British Columbia. By interviewing business owners and patrons of the market this project archives a significant cultural part of Punjabi Canadian history. The Punjabi Market was and still remains an enclave of Punjabi culture.

Anoop's Story

Christine Ingal
This student project takes on an intersectional lens by exploring the female Punjabi identity. As an oral history, this project captures the story of an individual, a single-mother, and gives the viewer a lens to understand how family and culture coincide.

Punjabi LBGTQ+ Activism

Rhea Bassan & Palvi Sandhar
This student project explores the Punjabi LBTQ2+ community and activism in the lower mainland. By focusing on individuals who were involved with grassroots movements in British Columbia this oral history project serves to address gaps in local history that concerns Punjabiness and the LBTQ identity.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Surinder Rampuri]

Ajay Bhardwaj
This interview explores literary, Surinder Rampuri, and his attachment to writing. Rampuri expresses that when introduced to literature, the writer becomes intangled with the art. This idea is furthered by his involvement in writer's organizations/institutions such as sabha. Rampuri posits that the presence of support is neccessary for both seasoned, and up and coming writers. In this regard, he discusses at length about his personal attachment to home, writing and sabha.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Surjit Sajjan]

Ajay Bhardwaj
Surjit Sajjan begins this interview by tracing his village's influence on Punjabi literature as it is home to many prominent literaries such as Surjit Pattar. Sajjan claims that it was in part his village that got him interested in Punjab literature. Moreover, Surjit Sajjan discusses at length about the importance of community, and congregation as a basis for literary development. He claims that these meetings were instrumental in creating attatchments to Punjabi literature.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with S. Tarsem]

Ajay Bhardwaj
Literary S Tarsem speaks to his brother influencing him to write and speak at an early age. This interview is a strong example of how literary tradition can be fostered within one's own household. In this interview, S. Tarsem goes on at length about the formation of literary communities and organizations that would hold meetings to discuss work and inspirations. Moreover, this interview provides a biographical view of S Tarsem and his involvement with Punjabi...

Forging a Language for a New World : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Harbhajan Singh]

Ajay Bhardwaj
Harbhajan Singh Hundal discusses the role Punjabi literature and writers have played in not only literary movements of the time, but social movements such as the Naxalite movement. Moreover, he further goes on to discuss how changes in time influence literature, social conditions, and the role of the writer. This introspective look at Punjabi literature is important for understanding the evolution of writing in the Punjabi context.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Piara Singh Bhogal]

Ajay Bhardwaj
Literary, Piara Singh Bhogal, discusses reasons as to how Punjabi literature became popular. For example, he illustrates how the introduction of the printing press in Punjab allowed for a flourishing of literature to the masses. Moreover, he goes onto discuss the history behind his work, and how he came to be invovled in the Punjabi literary circle.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literautre in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Manmohan Bawa]

Ajay Bhardwaj
Manmohan Bawa shares his accounts of growing up in New Dehli. Bawa's interest in Punjabi literature came out of his time at school and encounters with local artists. Through story tellying Manmohan Bawa creates artistic reflections of Punjabis in Punjab throughout history.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Ajeet Cour]

Anne Murphy & Darshan Singh
This interview follows the accomplishments of Punjabi writer Ajeet Cour by bringing to light personal anecdotes. In addressing her literary career, political upheaval, and her upbringing, Ajeet Cour expresses her thoughts on the future of Punjabi as a language.

The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Jas Mand]

Ajay Bhardwaj
Jas Mand discusses his role in initiating a Punjabi literary association, “Punjabi Sahitya Sabha.” His interview stresses the importance of community in the context of Punjabi literature. Moreover, he speaks to the notion of preserving Punjabi language, an important issue that the “new” generation of Punjabi speakers face.

Will’s Notebook : the art of learning from experience and listening : [supplementary material]

David Cotter Murphy
The attached files are supplements to the author’s doctoral dissertation at https://circle.library.ubc.ca/handle/2429/71311.

The Secret Lives of Deep-Sea Volcanoes

Maya Tolstoy
Dr. Tolstoy is a prolific researcher. Her findings have been published in distinguished peer-reviewed scientific publications, such as Science and Nature magazines. She has led numerous research expeditions at sea, and was part of the largest community marine seismology experiment to date: The Cascadia Initiative. Dr. Tolstoy is the recipient of the Wings Worldquest Sea Award honouring women in exploration, and was a finalist for NASA’s Astronaut selection. Dr. Tolstoy serves on the National Academy...

One Man's Journey : Racism and Growing Up In South Van

Akash Gill
This interview is an introspective look at what growing up in South Vancouver as a Punjabi, or Indo-Canadian entails. It is a descriptive analysis that focuses on the root of discrimination, and racism, but at the same time challenges/breaks down common stereotypes.

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