On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Telfer School of Management Research Office, in collaboration with the Office of the International Research, hosted a breakfast meeting between the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) and the University of Ottawa to discuss collaborative research and educational opportunities between India and Canada.
Guest speakers for this event included:
- Suchorita Chattopadhyay, Vice-President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
- Peter MacArthur, Director General, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania Bureau, Global Affairs Canada
- Sukhwant Nannar, Chair, Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC)
The speakers brought light on various topics including research opportunities between Canada and India, tactics to work more closely with international students and with India as a strategic partner. Dr. Chattopadhyay discussed the opportunities for closer ties between Indian and Canadian academics, as well as relevant challenges. Mr. MacArthur highlighted various initiatives undertaken by the Canadian government to establish a stronger bond between Canada and India. Finally, Dr. Nannar focused on the potential role that ICOBC could play in fostering educational collaboration between Canadian and Indian institutions.