Connect Canada Jan 2016

  • Meet Jordan Reeves, the new Consul General for Canada in Mumbai

    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)

  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitates Canadian Nobel Laureate

    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.

  • Canada and India collaborate on academics and skills development

    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 supports project by Punjab-based NGO to prevent CEFM and violence against women

    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. 

  • Canadian naval ship visits India

    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).

  • Mumbai-born author Rohinton Mistry awarded Canada’s highest civilian honour

    On 30 December 2015, noted Indo-Canadian author Rohinton Mistry was appointed as aMember of the Order of Canada for his acclaimed work as an author of international renown

  • Strengthening Manitoba-India network and ties

    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.

  • Win a free holiday in Canada and other prizes

    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.

  • Visit the Study in Canada booth at Shastra tech fest at IIT Madras: January 23 - 25

    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.

  • 2016 is the International Year of Pulses

    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).

  • Study Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia – Application Deadline: January 26

    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:

    • development and social change
    • resources, energy, and sustainability
    • global governance and security

  • Catch Canadian films at the Mumbai International Film Festival: January 28 - February 3

    Don’t miss two Canadian films at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival:

    • I am the blues: January 31, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at the Sophia Baba Auditorium
    • The boy from GeitaFebruary 2, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, at the Russia Cultural Central

  • Canadian author Margaret Atwood in India

    Celebrated Canadian author Margaret Atwood is participating in talks in Jaipur and New Delhi on:

  • Students: win a 10-day study trip to Canada and other prizes

    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:

  • India-Canada Friendship Cup

    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:

  • Don’t miss Canada at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai: February 6 - 17

    Canadian artists, filmmakers, writers, throat singers, and chefs will present diverse aspects of Canadian culture at this year’s Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. See the schedule here.

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