Gandhi Jayanti

Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution towards bringing peace and non-violence to this world is unparalleled.  His teachings must be promoted to resolve current conflicts, avoid violence, find peaceful solutions and to make our world a better place to live.

To keep the spirit of Gandhi’s teachings alive, the Institute for the Humanities at SFU, The Thakore Charitable Foundation, and The JS Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University  and the SFU W.A.C. Bennett Library will join hands in celebrating Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd this year to foster the principles of truth, justice, human rights and non-violence.

We are celebrating David Suzuki as the Thakore Visiting Scholar this year for his work and knowledge on the topics of climate change, indigenous knowledge, civil disobedience and racial violence.  We are honoured to have Svend Robinson interview David Suzuki for our virtual event premiering on October 2nd, 2021 at 5:00pm PST!  We welcome those near and far to virtually attend the premiere and live comment on the event.

The 2021 Gandhi Jayanti Virtual Teaser:

Previous recipients of The Thakore Visiting Scholar Award are listed on the website.  We will continue to have the Gandhi Student Peace Award this year.

Countdown to Live Premiere on Oct 2nd @ 5pm PST:

A Conversation with David Suzuki:

The 2021 Thakore Visiting Scholar Presentation: