SATWINDER BAINS: OUR HAQ AND HISTORY

Dr. Satwinder Bains is the Director of the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) at the University of the Fraser Valley. SASI, which celebrated its 10th year of operations in 2017, has served as aa hub where scholars, community members, international visitors, and students come together to address issues impacting South Asian Canadian communities locally, nationally and internationally.

JOY JOHNSON TAKES OVER AS SFU PRESIDENT

Simon Fraser University’s Board of Governors announced in January, after an extensive 9-month international search, that Dr. Joy Johnson will be the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. She succeeds Andrew Petter, who had a tenure that spanned a decade, and began her term in September.

Sukhmeet Sachal Leads Volunteer Youth in Covid-19 Education and Outreach

“It all began when I went to the Gurdwara one day, and I saw that a lot of the elders were not wearing masks,” Sukhmeet explains. “We already know the evidence-based information that elders are more prone to getting Covid-19, and so seeing elders come into the Gurdwara not wearing masks concerned me, especially being a public health professional and medical student. So that’s when I decided I need to do something about it. Hence, I started this initiative.”

NAVEL THERAPY

The navel depicts the origin of life, linking mother and child before birth and providing a tube for nutrients to flow between their bodies. Navel is believed to be the energy center, one that if taken care of, can bring balance, nourishment and peace to our mind and body.

THE MISSING LINK IN WOMEN’S FITNESS

As society encourages women to be smart, successful, healthy, etc —it only portrays the masculine approach to achievement of these cultural ideals. Sky high career goals, maintain a regular fitness regimen, aim to CRUSH each day, be structured, be logical, not emotional.