Special Projects in Teaching

Oral history collection is a long-standing pedagogical and research interest, that has been articulated through numerous projects and programs. Explore here the Punjabi in BC project, which has allowed undergraduate students to be hired as Research Assistants to document the history of the Punjabi language in British Columbia, and student works in UBC classes that have incorporated Oral History projects.

In the effort to provide students with the opportunity to visit Punjab in an academic context, we initiated the Undergraduate Research Conference in Punjab (Feb 2019). This program was developed in collaboration with Punjabi University Patiala, and brought together fifteen students from UBC with fifteen students from Punjabi University to explore how the past is represented in the Indian Punjab today.