University of Saskatchewan

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Engaging India: Canada-India Research & Collaboration Symposium

October 26, 2010

The International Office, University of Saskatchewan, is very excited to welcome the Honorable C. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, His Excellency Mr. S. Gavai, the High Commissioner of India, Dr. Sunaina Singh, President of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, and Honorable Rob Norris, Minister of Higher Education.

Our guests will be joining us as key speakers for Engaging India: Canada-India Research & Collaboration Symposium. This symposium will bring together researchers and faculty from a wide variety of discipline and will include participants from across the Canadian prairies.

Engaging India - Multidisciplinary Symposium
Canada-India Research and Collaboration
October 28-29, 2010 - University of Saskatchewan, Convocation Hall

October 28
8:30–9:00      Registration, Coffee & Muffins
9:00–10:30    Inaugural Session: Engaging India - Mapping the Terrain
10:30–10:45  Coffee
10:45–2:15    Bio-Energy and Green Engineering
12:15–1:30    Lunch - Upper Marquis Hall
1:30–3:00      Environment and Sustainability
3:00–3:15      Coffee
3:15–5:00      India Studies: Humanistic Perspectives

October 29
8:00–8:30     Coffee & Muffins
8:30–9:45     Food and Sustainability
9:45–10:15   Coffee
10:15–11:45 Health and Sustainability: Ethical and Cultural Dimension
11:45–1:00   Lunch - Upper Marquis Hall
1:00–2:00    Strategic Directions in Shastri Programming
2:00–3:00    Round Table 1: India Studies in Canada - Green Room
                  Round Table 2: Development and Sustainability - Convocation Hall
3:00–3:15    Coffee
3:15–4:30    India-Canada Trade: Perspectives from Industries
4:30–5:30    Engaging India: New Initiatives

Register by email to Savhanna Wilson at:

About the Symposium

The major objective of the multidisciplinary symposium is to provide an opportunity for colleagues from science, technology, humanities, and social science disciplines to hold a dialogue on significant issues involving Canada-India research and scholarly collaboration. Issues of interest include bio-energy, the environment, health and sustainable development, food sustainability and bio-resources, and social scientific-humanistic research as they relate to India. The symposium will also showcase current India-focused research and scholarly activities by faculty and researchers at U of S, and offer colleagues from Prairie universities - U of S, U of R, University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg - an opportunity to discuss critical issues for the future of India Studies at Canadian universities.

Participants include:

  • Science and technology faculty and researchers from Indian and Canadian universities working in the field of bio-energy, biomass;
  • Faculty and researchers in the Social Sciences & Humanities from University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan;
  • Representatives from Saskatchewan industry, government and research;
  • Faculty and graduate students from Arts & Science, Bio-resource and Agriculture, Engineering, Vet Medicine and Health Sciences at U of S.

Sponsored by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, International Science and Technology Partnership (ISTP) Canada, Enterprise Saskatchewan, and the University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering and Offices of the Provost and Vice-President Research.

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