Beginning his assignment in October 2015, Consul General Jordan Reeves said, “Canadaand India are already collaborating in many areas, including education, energy, infrastructure, agriculture and cultural industries. I look forward to working with our Canadian and Indian partners to strengthen the linkages between our two great countries.” As Head of Canada's mission in Mumbai, Consul General Reeves leads the charge in promoting relations between Canada and Western India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Madhya Pradesh)
Canadian Nobel Laureate (Physics - 2015) and Companion of the Order of Canada, Dr. Arthur McDonald, spoke at the Indian Science Congress in Mysuru, from January 3 to 7... India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the conference and felicitated Indian and international Nobel Laureates including Dr. McDonald. In this video, Dr. McDonald talks about his work in the discovery of neutrino oscillations, a shared focus by Canada and India on Science and Technology, prospects for collaboration and opportunities for students and researchers in both countries.
Canadian universities and colleges enjoy strong academic linkages with Indian institutions in key areas including joint degree programs, research, professional training, skills development and student and faculty exchanges. New additions that will further strengthen these ties, signed in November 2015, include:
Canada's Consul General in Chandigarh, Christopher Gibbins, announced Canada's support for a project by Punjab-based Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT) to prevent child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and eliminate violence against women (VAW) during a visit to the NGO in December 2015. Supported through the Canada Fund For Local Initiatives (CFLI), MBCT’s project “Jago” will promote equal treatment of girls and women in 25 villages over three months.
Her Majesty’s CanadianShip (HMCS) Winnipeg visited Goa, from January 8 to 10. During the visit, theCanadian crew met with officers of the Indian Navy. Concurrently, Canada’s Commander of the Maritime Pacific Forces (MARPAC) based in British Columbia, Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, travelled to Mumbai and Goa to interact with senior Indian Navy officials to explore options to enhance naval linkages as an important element of the overall bilateral defence, consistent with the Canada-India joint statement of April 2015 (during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada).
India is becoming a key market that we need to engage in; it’s the future, says Mariette Mulaire, President and CEO -World Trade Centre Winnipeg, speaking about her recent trip to India to meet with various partner members of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). During her visit, Ms. Mulaire highlighted business opportunities with the Canadian Province of Manitoba and the "Centrallia" business-to-business forum, which will take place in Winnipeg in May 2016. Notably, Visiting Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru and New Delhi, Ms. Mulaire spoke at theGlobal Economic Summit and met with local WTCA chapters and key partners including the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of Indian Industry.
Destination Canada is offering some lucky contestants in India the opportunity to win a free trip to Canada and 25 other prizes by participating in their contest and answering five questions! As part of a new marketing strategy, Destination Canadahas also branded 200 Radio Taxis in New Delhi with various Canadian themes. Last month, visitors learnt about exciting holidays in Canada at DestinationCanada's booth at Select Citywalk mall in Saket, New Delhi.
Students and parents - stop by Canada’s booth and meet our education officers at Shastra, the annual technical festival of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, in Chennai. Don’t miss this chance to attend an interactive session, ask your questions, and find out more about higher education in Canada, courses, admissions and student visas. For more information on study and research opportunities in Canada, education fairs, tours in India, live chats, webinars and more, follow @CanadainIndia on Facebook andTwitter.
The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP). IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production and security. Mark #IYP 2016 with this recipe for Chicken and Chickpea Stew (Courtesy: PulseCanada).
Want to become a global policy leader and influence global change? Apply now for the 2016 Fall session of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Program, a two-year global public policy program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Students can opt for any one of three streams:
Don’t miss two Canadian films at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival:
Celebrated Canadian author Margaret Atwood is participating in talks in Jaipur and New Delhi on:
The second edition of the annual Big Canada Challenge, in association with the Alberta School of Business (at the University of Alberta) and Air Canada, offers students the chance to win a study trip to Canada, a cash prize and other prizes. The competition is divided in two segments:
January 23 - 24
The New Delhi Sacred Bulls hockey team will be vying for top honours along with the India National Team, Team Taipei and the Hockey Foundation in Leh (Ladakh) at the world’s highest altitude ice-hockey tournament at 3,500 metres (11,500 feet). In the spirit of promoting the sport, visiting players come with gifts of new and used equipment to ensure that the tradition continues in Ladakh and further deepens India-Canada friendship. For details, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org