Photo: Glen Ess
Ten years ago, UFV opened its most distant campus in the heart of Punjab, northern India. To mark the anniversary, UFV held an award ceremony last Friday to celebrate the “top 10” students to have graduated from the Chandigarh campus.
Held shortly after graduating students had finished their final convocation ceremony, the great hall of the SUB began filling with UFV faculty, administrators, and alumni. The scent of food wafted through the building from the Student Life kitchen, the dulcet tones of a live sitar echoed, and men and women walked in traditional dress.
Hosted by the Satwinder Bains, the head of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, the event celebrated all of UFV India’s alumni, which numbers over 100 now. Special focus, though, was placed on the institution’s top 10 alumni, all of whom graduated with the bachelors of business administration (BBA).
The evening also saw UFV president Mark Evered unveil a commemorative plaque honouring UFV India’s original founders.