Acknowledgements

A project of this scale has a great amount of supporters from various levels of government, university members, scholars, historians, individuals, and community organizations. Our project would not have been possible without the time, observations, support and encouragement of the following individuals and organizations. Many of these people have been champions for the Simon Fraser University Komagata Maru Project since its inception and their efforts reflect of our joint commitment to documenting, preserving and remembering the Komagata Maru.

 

Individual / Organization Affiliation
Funding for the Project
Citizenship and Immigration Canada Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP)
Joan Morrison CHRP - Program Officer
Christine Kayirangwa CHRP - Program Officer
Simon Fraser University Library In-kind support
Simon Fraser Unversity Komagata Maru Advisory Board
Dr. Mario Pinto (Chair) SFU Vice-President Research
Arvinder Bubber SFU India Advisory Council; Chancellor Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Joanne Curry Executive Director, SFU Surrey
Joe Dhaliwal SFU India Advisory Council; Business Entrepreneur, Mainland Contracting, Surrey
Dr. Bikkar Lalli UBC Senate; Retired professor & community advocate for education; City of Surrey Seniors Advisory and Accessibility Committee
Randy Sandhu SFU India Advisory Council; Former Vice-President, National Indo-Canadian Council for B.C.
Komagata Maru Project Steering Committee
Brian Owen (Chair) SFU Associate University Librarian, Library Technology Services and Special Collections
Dr. Roland Case The Critical Thinking Consortium
Lynn Copeland Former SFU Dean of Library Services
Chuck Eckman SFU Dean of Library Services
Ivana Filopivic SFU Teaching and Learning Centre
Dr. Hugh Johnston SFU Professor Emeritus, History and Project Consultant
David Murphy  SFU School of Communications
Eric Swanick  Head, SFU Library Special Collections
Harjinder Thind  Information Services Librarian, Surrey Public Library
Dr. Barbara Winter  SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Ex officio members of Project Management Committee various
Komagata Maru Project Management Committee 
Brian Owen (Chair) SFU Associate University Librarian - Library Technology Services and Special Collections
Mangla Bansal Filmmaker; www.tellyourstoryproductions.ca
Moninder Bubber SFU Library Komagata Maru Project Community Liaison Librarian
Matt Crider SFU Library Programmer
Naveen Girn SFU Library Komagata Maru Project Cultural Researcher and Digitization Specialist
Melanie Hardbattle SFU Library Komagata Maru Project Coordinator and Archivist
Mark Jordan Head, SFU Library Systems
Danielle LaFrance Historical Researcher and Digitization Specialist
Milan Singh Ph.D. Candidate, SFU School of Communication
Ian Song SFU Library Systems, Head Digitization Centre
Jennifer Zerkee SFU Library Komagata Maru Project Archivist
Komagata Maru Indo-Canadian Scholars Focus Group
Moninder Bubber (Chair) SFU Project Management Team
Dr. Gurcharn S. Basran University of Saskatchewan, retired; Former Head Sociology, Former Assistant Dean College of Arts and Science
Sadhu Binning Retired Instructor, University of British Columbia, Writer and Poet;  SFU Alumnus
Sukhwant Hundal University of British Columbia, Writer;  SFU Alumnus
Dr. Kanwal S. Neel Simon Fraser University, retired; Former teacher.
Brian Owen SFU Project Management Team
Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar  Project Consultant; Writer, poet and community historian; Advisor to Khalsa Diwan Society, Ross Street Gurdwara -  Komagata Maru CHRP Projects
Komagata Maru Youth Focus Group
Milan Singh (Coordinator) KM Project Management Team
Moninder Bubber KM Project Management Team
Naveen Girn KM Project Management Team
Nimritta Parmar SFU student
Angela Pati SFU student
Komagata Maru Website Team 
Naveen Girn (Coordinator) KM Project Management Team
Ivana Filopivic  SFU Teaching and Learning Centre
Nancy Bourassa-Jaswal SFU Teaching and Learning Centre
Melanie Hardbattle KM Project Management Team
Mark Jordan KM Project Management Team
Sunjeet Singh Tatla Technical support for translation
Ian Song KM Project Management Team
Gladys Tang SFU Teaching and Learning Centre
Komagata Maru Digitization Team
Ian Song (Coordinator) SFU Library, Head Digitization Centre
Jonathan Bantados SFU Student
Michael Casciano SFU Student
Jennifer Cooper SFU Student
Lawrence Hong SFU Student
Komagata Maru Technical Team
Mark Jordan (Coordinator) Head, SFU Library Systems
Matt Crider SFU Library Programmer
Danielle LaFrance SFU Library Komagata Maru Project Digitization Assistant
Ian Song SFU Library Systems, Head Digitization Centre
Komagata Maru Archival / Metadata / Copyright Permissions Team
Jennifer Zerkee (Co-Coordinator) SFU Library  Komagata Maru Project Archivist
Melanie Hardbattle (Co-Coordinator) SFU Library, Komagata Maru Project Coordinator and Archivist
Moninder Bubber KM Project Management Team
Naveen Girn SFU Komagata Maru Project Cultural Researcher and Digitization Specialist
Brian Owen KM Project Management Team
Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar  Project Consultant; Writer, poet and community historian; Advisor to Khalsa Diwan Society, Ross Street Gurdwara -  Komagata Maru CHRP Projects
Komagata Maru Lesson Plans Team
Milan Singh (Coordinator) KM Project Management Team
Moninder Bubber KM Project Management Team
Dr. Roland Case The Critical Thinking Consortium
Ilan Danjoux The Critical Thinking Consortium
Naveen Girn KM Project Management Team
Dr. Hugh Johnston SFU Professor Emeritus, History and Project Consultant
Brian Owen KM Project Management Team
Komagata Maru Translations Team
Melanie Hardbattle (Coordinator) KM Project Management Team
Moninder Bubber KM Project Management Team
Rajinder Singh Cheema Translator
Parvinder Dhariwal Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Chantal Fournier Translator
Naveen Girn KM Project Management Team
Ranbir Johal  Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Narinder Kaur  Translator
Danielle LaFrance Historical Researcher and Digitization Specialist
Sonia Lotay Translator
Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar  Project Consultant; Writer, poet and community historian; Advisor to Khalsa Diwan Society, Ross Street Gurdwara -  Komagata Maru CHRP Projects
Milan Singh KM Project Management Team
Sunjeet Singh Tatla Translator
Sandeep Singh Translator
Jennifer Zerkee KM Project Management Team
Komagata Maru Video Productions Team
David Murphy (Coordinator) Senior Lecturer, SFU School of Communication
Mangla Bansal Filmmaker; www.tellyourstoryproductions.ca
Moninder Bubber KM Project Management Team
Corin Browne Video Production Assistant, SFU School of Communication
Shalane Crosson  Video Production Assistant, SFU School of Communication
Sukh Dhaliwal SFU Political Science
Naveen Girn KM Project Management Team
Chris Jeschelnik Production Technologist, SFU School of Communication
Milan Singh  Ph.D. Candidate, SFU School of Communication
Barbara Winter SFU Archaeoloy; Director, SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Komagata Maru Publicity and Community Events
Moninder Bubber (Coordinator) KM Project Management Team
Dr. Gurcharn S. Basran University of Saskatchewan, retired; Former Head Sociology, Former Assistant Dean College of Arts and Science
Joanne Curry Executive Director, SFU Surrey
Naveen Girn KM Project Management Team
Dr. Hugh Johnston SFU Professor Emeritus, History and Project Consultant
Marianne Meadahl Assistant Director, External, SFU Public Affairs/Media Relations
Brian Owen KM Project Management Team
Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar  Project Consultant; Writer, poet and community historian; Advisor to Khalsa Diwan Society, Ross Street Gurdwara -  Komagata Maru CHRP Projects
Milan Singh KM Project Management Team
Harjinder Thind  Surrey Public Library Event
Komagata Maru Launch and Symposium
Moninder Bubber (Co-convenor)  KM Project Management Team
Naveen Girn  (Co-convenor)  KM Project Management Team
Milan Singh  (Co-convenor)  KM Project Management Team
SFU Library Administrative Support
Angela Raasch SFU Library Administration
Catherine Louie SFU Library Administration
People Interviewed for Komagata Maru Project: Scholar, Community and Youth Videos
Interview Team
Naveen Girn (Coordinator and Interviewer) KM Project Management Team
Moninder Bubber (Coordinator) KM Project Management Team
Milan Singh (Interviewer) KM Project Management Team
Dr. Hugh Johnston (Interviewer) SFU Professor Emeritus, History and Project Consultant
Scholar Interviews
Dr. Gurcharn S. Basran University of Saskatchewan, retired professor, Sociology
Sadhu Binning Retired Instructor, University of British Columbia, Writer and Poet;  SFU Alumnus
Dr. Norman Buchignani University of Lethbridge, retired professor
Dr. Doreen Indra University of Lethbridge, retired professor
Dr. Hugh Johnston SFU Professor Emeritus, History
Dr. Ali Kazimi York University
Dr. Brij V. Lal The Australian National University, Canberra
Dr. Sharon Pollock University of Calgary, Professor Emeritus
Dr. W. Peter Ward University of British Columbia, retired
Community Interviews
Amarjit Singh Brar Donors - Chand Collection
Prakash Kaur Brar Donors - Chand Collection
Shushma Datt Indradhanush Television Ltd. 
Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Kohaly Donor - Kohaly Family Collection
Aruna Pandia Dr. D.P. Pandia's daughter
Belle Puri Broadcast Journalist, CBC News Vancouver
Ajmer Rode Writer, Playwright, Poet
Tejpal Singh Sandhu Mr. Gurdit Singh's great grandson
Jaswinder Singh Toor President, Komagata Maru Families Society
Rajwant Singh Toor Vice-President, Komagata Maru Families Society
Youth Interviews
Manjot Bains Editorial Director Jugnistyle.com; Communications Consultant
Mangla Bansal Filmmaker; www.tellyourstoryproductions.ca
Naveen Girn SFU Library Komagata Maru Project Cultural Researcher and Digitization Specialist; Co-Curator Museum of Vancouver's Bhangra.Me: Vancouver's Bhangra Story Exhibit
Guntaas Kaur M.A. Conflict Resolution
Gurpreet Sian Co-founder South Asian Arts
Rupinder Singh Sidhu Artist and Community Worker
Harsha Walia Community activist, No One is Illegal
Performances at Komagata Maru Events
Rishma Johal (Coordinator) NSM2 Bhangra Team
Sahil Chawla NSM2 Bhangra Team
Mark Cheema NSM2 Bhangra Team
Ravel Gill NSM2 Bhangra Team
Satvir Hundal NSM2 Bhangra Team
Amit Johal NSM2 Bhangra Team
Sonali Johal NSM2 Bhangra Team
Taran Shergill NSM2 Bhangra Team
Nirmal Singh Parmar   NSM2 Bhangra Team
Ashley Rai NSM2 Bhangra Team
Simmy Sidhu NSM2 Bhangra Team
Simren Sidhu NSM2 Bhangra Team
Gurpreet Sian South Asian Arts
Partnership / Consultation / Project Support
Satwinder Bains Director, Centre for Indo Canadian Studies,
University of the Fraser Valley
Allan Bell UBC Library; UBC CHRP Project: Chinese Canadian Stories
Kesar Bhatti Khalsa Diwan Society, Ross Street Gurdwara
City of Vancouver Archives Documents, photographs
Shushma Datt I.T. Productions Ltd.,
Denise Fong UBC Library; UBC CHRP Project: Chinese Canadian Stories
Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Society, Surrey Project Support
Dr. Hugh Johnston SFU Professor Emeritus, History and Project Consultant
Khalsa Diwan Society of Vancouver - Ross Street Gurdwara Komagata Maru Project Content sharing; Project support.
Khalsa Diwan Society - Akali Singh Gurdwara, Vancouver Project Support
Peter Milroy Director, UBC Press
Dr. Kamala Nayar Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Ingrid Parent University Librarian, UBC Library
Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar  Project Consultant; Writer, poet and community historian; Advisor to Khalsa Diwan Society, Ross Street Gurdwara -  Komagata Maru CHRP Projects
Dr.Henry Yu UBC History Dept.; UBC CHRP Project: Chinese Canadian Stories; 
Permissions Granted by Organizations - Copyright Clearance / Filming
BC Archives Documents
BC Legislature - Clerk's Office and Speaker's Office Official apology for Komagata Maru document
Caitlin Press, Vancouver Ajmer Rode - "Apology" from book Poems at My Doorstep
Canadian Ethnic Studies = Etudes Ethniques au Canada Norman Buchignani - "A Review of the Historical and Sociological Literature on East Indians in Canada"
Canadian Ethnic Studies = Etudes Ethniques au Canada Doreen Indra - "The Invisible Mosaic: Women, Ethnicity and the Vancouver Press, 1905-1976"
Chetna Parkashan, Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana Punjabi Lekhak Manch (organization) - Novelkaar Kesar Singh: Jeevan Te Rachna = Novelist Kesar Singh: Life & Writings; Sadhu Binning & Sukhwant Hundal - sangharash de sau vre: kaneda vich panjabi pragatisheel lahar = One Hundred Years of Struggle: Punjabi Progressive Movement in Canada; Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar - Sponsorship (Novel); Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar - Inder Jal (Novel)
City of Vancouver Archives Documents, photographs
Cinemark Tinseltown Filming on location
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sikhs in Canada brochure (Kanwal Neel 75th anniversary material)
Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park and Vancouver Sarjeet Singh Jagpal - Becoming Canadians: Pioneer Sikhs In Their Own Words
Library and Archives Canada Documents
McClelland & Stewart Ltd., Toronto Norman Buchignani, Doreen Indra, with Ram Srivastava (eds) - Continuous Journey: A Social History of South Asians in Canada
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and Kingston W. Peter Ward - White Canada Forever: Popular Attitudes and Public Policy Toward Orientals in British Columbia (3rd ed) - Chapter 5 "The Komagata Maru Incident"
Museum of Vancouver Documents, footage for video
Public Works and Government Services Canada Norman Buchignani, Doreen Indra, with Ram Srivastava (eds) - Continuous Journey: A Social History of South Asians in Canada
The National Archives (UK) Documents
Oxford University Press India, Delhi Gurcharn S. Basran & B. Singh Bolaria - The Sikhs in Canada: Migration, Race, Class and Gender - 4 chapters from the book
Playwrights Canada Press, Toronto Sharon Pollock - "The Komagata Maru Incident"
Postcolonial Text Transcript of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Official Apology for the 1914 Komagata Maru Incident 
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), Surrey Hugh Johnston - The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar
The Sarah McLachlan School of Music Filming on location
Simon Fraser University - Woodwards Filming on location
TSAR Publications, Toronto Sadhu Binning - "Welcome Ashore" and "The Heart Breaking Incident" from book No More Watno Dur = Vatano dur nahin
The Asian Star - Umendra Singh News clippings
The Voice - Veeno Dewan News clippings
UBC Press, Vancouver Hugh Johnston - The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar
US National Archives and Records Administration Documents
Vancouver Khalsa Diwan Society Documents, diaries
Vancouver Public Library Photographs
Vancouver Sun/Province News clippings
Permissions Granted by Individuals - Copyright Clearance
Shital Anmol Artist - portrait of KM passenger S. Hazara Singh Parmar
Dr. Gurcharn S. Basran, University of Saskatchewan, retired Gurcharn S. Basran & B. Singh Bolaria - The Sikhs in Canada: Migration, Race, Class and Gender - 4 chapters from the book
Gurnam Singh Bhatti Owner of image - portrait of KM passenger S. Hazara Singh Parmar
Sadhu Binning Book, poetry, journal articles
Dr. B.Singh Bolaria, University of Victoria; University of Saskatchewan, retired Gurcharn S. Basran & B. Singh Bolaria - The Sikhs in Canada: Migration, Race, Class and Gender - 4 chapters from the book
Amarjit Singh Brar, Prakash Kaur Brar / Brar Family Chand Collection: Diary, book, documents, photographs, audio file of Mr. Nehru's speech
Norman Buchignani book, thesis, article, bibliography; Book, thesis, bibliography, time line, journal articles
Shushma Datt, I.T. Productions Ltd. documentary, use of studio equipment for technical conversion of Mr. Nehru's speech
Kaviraj Singh Dukhi permission on behalf of his father, author Munsha Singh Dukhi - Three Virtues
Sukhwant Hundal Book, journal articles
Doreen Indra book, thesis, article; Book, thesis, article
Sarjeet Singh Jagpal Sarjeet Singh Jagpal - Becoming Canadians: Pioneer Sikhs In Their Own Words
Dr. Hugh Johnston Book (English & Punjabi versions), documents
Ali Kazimi Continuous Journey postcard (Kanwal Neel 75th anniversary material)
Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Kohaly / Kohaly family Documents, photographs, audio files
Dr. Brij Vilash Lal thesis - East Indians in British Columbia, 1904-1914: An Historical Study in Growth and Integration
Sadhu Singh Madahar Translator - Maluka (Punjabi version) by Sadhu Singh Dhami
Dr. Kanwal S. Neel Simon Fraser University, retired; Former teacher.
Aruna Pandia Documents, audio interview of Dr. D.P. Pandia, photographs
Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar Kalwant Parmar Collection: books, KM Project Report - History of Khalsa Diwan Society
Sharon Pollock Sharon Pollock - "The Komagata Maru Incident"
Belle Puri Broadcast Journalist, CBC News Vancouver
Ajmer Rode "Komagata Maru" play (English version)
Jagat P. Sharma Komagata Maru Historical Society pamphlet (on behalf of his brother Hari P. Sharmar, former president of the society)
Jarnail Singh Artist - cover image of Ajmer Rode "Komagata Maru" play (English version)
Late Giani Kesar Singh & Mrs. Raje Shwari Giani  Sikhs in Canada, Part 1, Komagata Maru Massacre (English);  Book on Shaheed Balwant Singh (Punjabi),  Book on Shaheed Udam Singh (Punjabi)
Alia Somani Transcript of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Official Apology for the 1914 Komagata Maru Incident / article in Postcolonial Text
Dr. W. Peter Ward W. Peter Ward - White Canada Forever: Popular Attitudes and Public Policy Toward Orientals in British Columbia (3rd ed) - Chapter 5 "The Komagata Maru Incident"