THE 3rd annual Bajwa Dhami Building Bridges Community Golf Day supports the South Asian Research Fellowship Endowment. This year the Golf Day will be held on July 24 starting at 11 a.m. at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club in Chilliwack, according to a press release by the South Asian Studies Institute, University of the Fraser Valley.
The endowment funds scholarly research is aimed at investigating and tackling societal issues that matter to the Fraser Valley and beyond. The research undertaken responds to and provides practical solutions for local, provincial, and national community concerns and issues. The endowment supports community-building across the region with inter-disciplinary research.
Dr. Amarjit S. Bajwa and Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami are the founders of the Golf Day bringing the community together in a fun-filled day of golf to support a good cause. The Golf Day fosters deeper understanding, respect and friendship between all people in the Fraser Valley and beyond, say the organizers.
Community sponsors provide support by helping with fundraising efforts that support research in the years to come. Research fellows supported by the fundraising undertook research in 2019 on Violence Prevention and Community Safety in Abbotsford BC. In 2020/21, research fellows have been working on an Assessment of Sports-Based Crime Prevention Programs in BC.
Bajwa, Dhami and Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains, Director, South Asian Studies Institute, UFV, say they appreciate the sponsorships and players who support the work of the South Asian Research Fellowship Program.