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With its basic objective of improving the ‘quality’ of life of the people of Canada and India by building and strengthening intellectual and cultural linkages through academic research, dialogue and exchange, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute started as a bi-national organisation promoting understanding between India and Canada. In order to carry forward this collaborative ethos and spirit more comprehensively and facilitating in a more inclusive manner the creation of bi-national linkages between academia, government, the business community and civil society of these two countries the Institute was made fully bi-national ‘administratively’ in 2005. In its inception in 1967 the Institute was administered by the President, who used to be a Canadian national. In 1969, in order to assist the President in administration the post of Resident Director was created, and the Resident Director was also to be a Canadian national. In 1996 the post of Resident Director gave way to the nomenclature Vice-President.

Since the Institute became bi-national in 2005, the Institute is being governed by a bi-national Executive Council, with six (6) Members-at-Large from Indian and Canadian Member Institutions as well as representatives from the Government of India and Government of Canada, headed by the President. The Presidents alternate between Canada and India. The Vice-President is the senior officer of the country, who looks after the Institute with the delegated duties from the President. The Institute also operates with guidance of Indian Administrative Committee and the Indian Advisory Council as per the Government norms in India. The Indian Advisory Council is chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Indian Administrative Committee is chaired by the President or the Vice-President from India. Senior academics are nominated to these two committees by the MHRD, GOI.
Bi-national Executive Council Since 2005

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Coming soon.

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UNE CONFÉRENCE MULTIDISCIPLINAIRE, BINATIONALE ET BILINGUE
11 & 12 JUIN 2012
UNIVERSITÉ DE PONDICHÉRY
PONDICHÉRY, INDE

Les participants canadiens seront responsables de leurs dépenses de voyage international. L’Université de Pondichéry s’occupera du transport entre Chennai (la correspondance aéroportuaire internationale) et Pondichéry et également de l’hospitalité et les repas inclus dans le coût d’inscription à la conférence. L’hébergement complémentaire, mais limité, sera disponible aux participants canadiens à la University Guest House, sur une base de premier arrivé, premier servi. Il est également possible qu’à la résidence étudiante de l’Université de Pondichéry, de l’hébergement partagé soit disponible. Le coût d’inscription pour les participants canadiens est de 150$ afin de défrayer le coût du transport de Chennai à Pondichéry et les autres dépenses de la conférence. Un nombre de chambres à des établissements hôteliers sera disponible pour les participants requérant de l’hébergement alternatif au campus de l’Université de Pondichéry. Veuillez noter que les coûts d’hébergement hors campus sont aux frais des participants.

SOUMISSION DE PROPOSITIONS

Les chercheurs canadiens intéressés à soumettre des propositions de table ronde ou de présentations pendant la conférence sont invités à compléter les formulaires ci-joints. La date limite pour soumettre des propositions est le 15 avril 2012. Les propositions recherchées porteront sur les sujets et dans les domaines suivants :

Individual_Proposal_Form_French_distributed.pdf
Panel_Proposal_Form_French_distributed.pdf
Presenter_Information_-_Panel_Proposal_distributed.pdf

Veuillez noter: Sujet à la disponibilité de financement, un montant modeste pour le transport pourrait être disponible aux chercheurs dont les propositions ont été acceptées pour présentation à la conférence.

Des propositions de table ronde ou de présentations sur des sujets et thèmes connexes, autres que ceux mentionnés ci-hauts, pourraient être considérées à la discrétion du comité de la programmation. Pour plus de renseignements et pour vous inscrire, veuillez communiquer avec:

Sarah Sidane
Coodinateur Programme
Shastri l’Institute Indo-Canadien
Tél. 403 220 5553
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http://www.sici.org – Bureau au Canada
http://www.sici.org.in – Bureau en Inde

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The Canadian Bureau for International Education, the program administrator for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) International Scholarships program is pleased to announce that additional funding is available for the current Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) 2011-2012.

The additional funding is to support scholarships for Master’s and PhD students from India who can begin their studies/research in Canada by March 15, 2012. The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program provides scholarships for study or research at the graduate level. Scholarships are valued at $7,500 CAD for 4 months and $10,000 CAD for 5-6 months. For more information, visit: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/ccsp-pcbc.aspx?lang=eng&view=d.

Institutions that are interested in pursuing this opportunity are asked to provide the following initial information in table format, by email, by Monday January 16, 2012.

Please note that potential candidates must arrive in Canada by March 15, 2012.

We wish to stress that the purpose of this announcement is to assess the level of interest and does not guarantee funding. Further information on the application processes will be forwarded after January 16th to those selected to the next stage in the process.

Please send this information by email to Naomi Tschirhart at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to write to us or call us at 613-237-4820 ext. 229.

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Le Bureau canadien de l‘éducation internationale, administrateur des programmes de bourses internationales d’Affaires étrangères et Commerce international Canada (MAECI) lui fait plaisir d’annoncer que des fonds supplémentaires à l’actuel Programme canadien de bourses du Commonwealth (PCBC) de 2011-2012 sont maintenant disponibles.

Le financement supplémentaire permet de soutenir des étudiants de l’Inde au niveau de la maîtrise et du doctorat qui peuvent commencer leurs études/recherches au Canada d’ici le 15 mars 2012. Le Programme canadien de bourses du Commonwealth fournit des bourses pour des études et de la recherche aux niveaux des cycles supérieurs. Les bourses ont une valeur de 7500 $ CAN pour 4 mois et 10 000 $ CAN pour des périodes de 5-6 mois. Pour plus d’information, consultez: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/ccsp-pcbc.aspx?lang=fra&view=d

Les établissements d’enseignement intéressés à profiter de cette opportunité sont priés de fournir préalablement l’information suivante par courriel, sous forme de tableau, au plus tard le lundi 16 janvier 2012.

S’il vous plaît, notez que le candidat potentiel doit arriver au Canada avant le 15 mars 2012.

Nous tenons à souligner que le but de cet avis est d‘évaluer l’intérêt des établissements et ne garantit aucunement le financement. À partir du 16 janvier, de l’information supplémentaire sur le processus de mise en candidature sera transmise aux établissements sélectionnés afin qu’ils puissent participer à la prochaine étape du processus.

Veuillez faire parvenir l’information par courriel à Naomi Tschirhart au .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Si vous avez des questions n’hésitez pas à nous écrire ou nous téléphoner au 613-237-4820 poste 229.

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Undesirables-_The_Reach_Public_Invitation.pdf
Writers_Festival.pdf
Writers_Festival_Bios.pdf
Writers_Festival_Program.pdf

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Location of Event: Intercontinental Hotel, Mumbai, India
Date(s) of Event: November 17-18, 2011

A limited amount of travel funding is available on a competitive basis for interested participants that meet the following eligibility requirements:

Eligible participants:
Alberta based private companies, academic researchers and subject matter experts

Submissions will be ranked according to the following priority qualifications:
1. Individual or organization is doing business in India or has capability to do so in relevant sectors
2. Individual or organization can represent a broad group of relevant stakeholders or stakeholder interests
3. Individual or organization has demonstrated expertise in relevant technologies or sectors

Eligible expenses:
The Indo-Canadian Shastri will reimburse the following eligible expenses up to a maximum of $5,000 per applicant: – Flights – Accommodation – Visa application – Meals

Requirements:
Applicant will participate in all roundtable events & activities
Applicant will be willing to provide a brief presentation at the event if required
Applicant will make all reasonable efforts to attend a pre-mission briefing session
Applicant will make all their own travel arrangements

To apply please download and complete the below application form and submit along with a CV to Michele Neider at the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute by noon MST October 14, 2011 electronically at mneider@ucalgary.ca or by fax (403) 289-0100.

Travel_Funding_Opportunity_Application.doc

Successful applicants will be notified by 4pm MST on October 17, 2011.

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YOI_Poster-4.pdf

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Kuchipudi_Victoria_August_26.pdf

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Carleton_Centre_report_on_Education_Summit.pdf

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Position Type: Full time
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta
Years Experience: Minimum of 3 years

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a bi-national charitable organization facilitating academic and cultural relations between India and Canada.

The purpose of the Administrative Assistant position is to ensure the professional and efficient operation of the Institute’s Canada office by:

• Taking responsibility for the general office administration
• Providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Program Officers

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• A minimum of 3 years experience as an administrative assistant
• Advanced skills in computer programs; Microsoft Office and Oracle
• Proficient with secretarial and administrative tasks such as word processing, minute taking, correspondence, filing, photocopying and purchasing
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, displaying excellent time management skills and consistent attention to detail
• Experience co-ordinating the flow of mail and information
• Must be proficient in the English Language and have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being self-motivated
• Exceptional organization, multi tasking and time management skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
• Competency in using, maintaining and troubleshooting all office equipment, including the ability to regularly resolve computer issues

Please submit your resume with a cover letter by July 13th at 4 P.M., to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Shastri Institute is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

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President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Head, Department of English &
Director, Canadian Studies Center Osmania University*

Prof. Sunaina Singh is the President of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – a bi-national research organization funded by the Indian and Canadian government with offices in Delhi and Calgary. She is a distinguished Professor of English at Osmania University, Hyderabad with over 30 years of experience in teaching and research. Her areas of scholarly interest are – Gender Studies/Women’s Writings, Commonwealth Comparative Literatures and Culture Studies and South Asian Literature. She has seven (7) books and several research papers to her credit. She has supervised a number of scholars at Ph.D. and M.Phil level on diverse areas of Comparative Literature, Women’s Writing, Postcolonial literatures, and Indian writing in English. Apart from her extensive achievements academically, she has been holding important administrative positions: she has been nominated by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) to the Executive Board of several Central Universities; is a subject expert on various committees of UGC such as Professor Emeritus, Major Research Projects, and SAP to name a few. She is also a visitor’s nominee – nominated by the Honourable President of India to the Delhi University, and on Academic Council of Assam, Haryana and Allahabad Central Universities. She has been a visiting professor at various International Universities across the globe speaking on Women’s Writing in India, Indian Culture and literature, and Postcolonial Comparative Literatures. She has been conferred (4th March, 2011) with the Rashtriya Gaurav Award for “outstanding services, achievements and contributions” for global participation in India’s economic development by IIFS. She is also nominated by the ICCR, GOI as the National Chair for ‘India Studies’ to Shanghai University, China. She has been honoured by Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) for her contribution to the Canadian Studies and as President promoting the Bi-national ethos (India and Canada) on 8th October 2010. She is a recipient of Shastri Faculty Enrichment Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada, 2005 awarded by DFAIT, Canada; and a Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship awardee, 1984 for doctoral research, England
She has been invited to the Educational Roundtable with the Prime Minister of Canada Honourable Stephen Harper during his visit to India in November 2009, the only woman academic to be invited. She was also invited by our Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh for a Networking Dinner with Stephen Harper. She is currently piloting as her initiative a Shastri delegation of Vice-Chancellors to the Education Summit in Canada on 17-18th of June 2011, to be led by honorable shri Kapil Sibalji, Minister for Human Resource Development. She is organizing this Summit in collaboration with Carleton University, AUCC and DFAIT. She has also brought in many initiatives into the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute as the president.

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AT CARLETON UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA ON JUNE 17TH-18TH
WITH SUPPORT OF HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA, OTTAWA
IN CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR OF INDIA IN CANADA 2011

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce ENGAGING INDIA: A Multi-Disciplinary Conference. The conference is being organized in conjunction with the Canadian Members’ Council meeting scheduled for June 19th, 2011.

The Institute invites panel and paper proposals for the conference by April 30th, 2011. All decisions on the acceptance of the panel and paper proposals will be made by a National Program Committee on the recommendations of the program-subcommittees. The areas of particular interest to the ENGAGING INDIA: A Multidisciplinary Conference are:

While submissions in the above areas highlighting current India focussed research and scholarship in the Canadian universities are welcome, the panel and paper proposals with interdisciplinary focus are particularly encouraged. We especially encourage panels and papers that deal with contemporary developments in the fields of humanities and social sciences as they relate to India studies, as well as panels that attempt to explore how these developments are relevant to challenges facing India in terms of issues of development, sustainability, science and technology transfers.

Panel proposals should have thematic integrity with the names of the presenters and the discussants. A brief description of the theme of the panel and the proposed contribution of the individual participants are required. All individual submissions should include the title and an abstract. A brief bio-data, 100-150 words, should be included as part of all the submissions. All proposals should be submitted electronically to the Calgary Office of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute as indicated below using the following form:

Engaging_India_Conference_Proposal_Submission_Form.doc

Local hospitality including accommodation, meals and admission to special events, would be provided by the conference for all presenters and panelists. We are exploring ways to provide some modest travel subsidies to conference participants travelling from non-drivable distances within Canada.

One of the major objectives of the conference is to provide the opportunity for colleagues from humanities, social sciences, and science and technology disciplines to have dialogues on significant issues involving Canada-India research and scholarly collaborations. Opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research focussing on development issues and public policy will receive significant attention. The conference will also be an occasion to showcase the current India focused research and scholarly activities being conducted by the faculty and researchers in Canadian Universities.

For further information and paper and panel proposal submissions please contact:

Mariam Elghahuagi
Communications Officer
Shastri Indo- Canadian Institute
Tel. 403 220 2847
Cell 403 478 7950
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http://www.sici.org – Canada Office
http://www.sici.org.in – India Office

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Position Summary:

We are seeking a qualified professional who can handle Administration and Academic exchange programs. The incumbent should have a proven ability to work with Governments, NGOs, Academic organizations, Universities and Scholars from India and Canada, as well as experience in the areas of Administration and Accounts. They must have excellent English writing and speaking abilities, as well as strong and up-to-date computer skills.

Qualification:

General Responsibilities:

  1. Manages the internal administrative operations of India office
  2. Implements policies in consultation with the Executive Council and the ED
  3. Ensures the efficient and timely delivery of the institute’s programmes and services in India and Canada
  4. Provide programme and administrative management to ensure the institute’s financial and operational accountability to the Government of India
  5. Liaises with the Government of India, University Grants Commission and other institutions and organizations in the delivery of Shastri Programmes
  6. Assist the Institute to develop and maintain strong relationships with its Fellows in India and Canada.
  7. Works with the Institute’s Committees in India to develop and maintain the standards of programmes, delivery expected by its members and sponsors.

Specific duties:

  1. Preparation of Annual Work plan for India office.
  2. Regular liaison with government, CHC, UGC etc. in developing and implementing annual institutional plan in Canada and India.
  3. Conducts monthly meeting of officers to review operational matters and programmes and ensures these are consistent with institute’s priorities and annual work plan.
  4. Ensures the financial integrity of the India Office and reviews any significant expenditure with the Secretary/Treasurer and the Administrative committee chair.
  5. Coordinates information request and distribution of materials / reports to the Government of India, Indian Advisory Council, Indian Administrative Committee, and Canadian High Commission.
  6. Assist in the resolution of Human Resource Management issues where staff has not been able to resolve issues.
  7. Seeks approval from the Government of India for Projects and visiting scholars as required.
  8. Assumes responsibility as one of the authorized signatory for the India Office.
  9. Ensure the efficient operations of the India Office.
  10. Provide assistance to the Executive Council, the President, elected officers and all Committees, sub-committees to enable them to carry out their assigned tasks in timely fashion.
  11. Implement financial policies and procedures
  12. Collaborate with the programme team and assure coordination to accomplish institutional goals.
  13. Provide oversight to all programmes to ensure compliance with established practices, implement new policies, if any.
  14. Work with Finance Officer to ensure completion of the annual budget and subsequent monitoring of financial status of the programmes, to assure financial system are in place to properly run the programmes.
  15. Present budget to Treasurer / Administrative Committee to advice as to the appropriateness of budget request and make recommendation for action.
  16. Work with the Executive Director to develop short term and long range plans.
  17. Keep staff up-to-date with current policies and procedures. And conduct training sessions for the staff as and when needed.
  18. Encourage collaboration of programmes and facilitate effective communications.
  19. Supervise the filing, storage and security of documents.
  20. Perform other related duties incidental to the office of the Director

Accountability

The Director will report to the Vice President/President India and the Executive Director as necessary to confirm to the Bi-national operational requirements of the Institute.

Terms

This is a term contract is The position is for a period of Two Years extendable on satisfactory performance and it is subject to the Institute’s personnel policies of the India Office.

Salary range:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications (Approximately 7-8 lakhs per annum).

How to apply:

The detailed bio-data along with references can be sent by post or e-mail or fax by April 20th 2011:

President,
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg
New Delhi, India 110 001

Fax: 011 – 2374 6416
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.sici.org.in, http://www.sici.org

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Position Summary:

Should be a qualified professional who can handle Administration and Academic exchange programmes. The incumbent should have proven ability to work with Government, NGOs, Academic organizations, Universities and Scholars from India and Canada and also in areas of Administration and Accounts. Must have up-to-date and well developed ability in the office use of I.T. The position is for a period of Five years after a probationary period of six months. Performance appraisals are done every year.

Qualification:

General Responsibilities:

  1. Manages the internal administrative operations of India office
  2. Implements policies in consultation with the Executive Council and the ED
  3. Ensures the efficient and timely delivery of the institute’s programmes and services in India and Canada
  4. Provide programme and administrative management to ensure the institute’s financial and operational accountability to the Government of India
  5. Liaises with the Government of India, University Grants Commission and other institutions and organizations in the delivery of Shastri Programmes
  6. Assist the Institute to develop and maintain strong relationships with its Fellows in India and Canada.
  7. Works with the Institute’s Committees in India to develop and maintain the standards of programmes, delivery expected by its members and sponsors.

Specific duties:

  1. Preparation of Annual Work plan for India office.
  2. Regular liaison with government, CHC, UGC etc. in developing and implementing annual institutional plan in Canada and India.
  3. Conducts monthly meeting of officers to review operational matters and programmes and ensures these are consistent with institute’s priorities and annual work plan.
  4. Ensures the financial integrity of the India Office and reviews any significant expenditure with the Secretary/Treasurer and the Administrative committee chair.
  5. Coordinates information request and distribution of materials / reports to the Government of India, Indian Advisory Council, Indian Administrative Committee, and Canadian High Commission.
  6. Assist in the resolution of Human Resource Management issues where staff has not been able to resolve issues.
  7. Seeks approval from the Government of India for Projects and visiting scholars as required.
  8. Assumes responsibility as one of the authorized signatory for the India Office.
  9. Ensure the efficient operations of the India Office.
  10. Provide assistance to the Executive Council, the President, elected officers and all Committees, sub-committees to enable them to carry out their assigned tasks in timely fashion.
  11. Implement financial policies and procedures
  12. Collaborate with the programme team and assure coordination to accomplish institutional goals.
  13. Provide oversight to all programmes to ensure compliance with established practices, implement new policies, if any.
  14. Work with Finance Officer to ensure completion of the annual budget and subsequent monitoring of financial status of the programmes, to assure financial system are in place to properly run the programmes.
  15. Present budget to Treasurer / Administrative Committee to advice as to the appropriateness of budget request and make recommendation for action.
  16. Work with the Executive Director to develop short term and long range plans.
  17. Keep staff up-to-date with current policies and procedures. And conduct training sessions for the staff as and when needed.
  18. Encourage collaboration of programmes and facilitate effective communications.
  19. Supervise the filing, storage and security of documents.
  20. Perform other related duties incidental to the office of the Director

Accountability

The Director will report to the Vice President/President India and the Executive Director as necessary to confirm to the Bi-national operational requirements of the Institute.

Terms

This is a term contract position for five years, subject to the Institute’s personnel policies of the India Office.
Please note that the Institute’s programmes depend on funding from the Government of India. The current MoU between GoI and the Institute will expire on March 31, 2011.



Salary range:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications (Approximately-5-7 lakhs per annum).



How to apply:

The detailed bio-data along with references can be sent by post or e-mail or fax, by March 30th, 2010.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Instt.
5, Bhai Vir Singh Marg,
New Delhi – 110001.
Fax No. 011-23746416
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.sici.org

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Dedicated to the Arts and to the discovery of different cultures, Rachel Bussières, an anthropology student at Laval University, has developed a true passion for photography. Patient and contemplative in her approach, Rachel goes through a long process of trial and error with each masterpiece resting on the groundwork of a lot of other shots. During her journey to India where she worked as a photographer for the Tibetan Women’s Association in Dharamsala and the International Society for Ecology and Culture in Ladakh her relationship with the medium of photography grew profound.

Her exhibition, Village in the Sky, is a depiction of the village of Skindiyang situated in the high hills of Ladakh. Rachel was able to live in Skindiyang for a few days thanks to her affiliation with the International Society for Ecology and Culture . The exhibition flows from her desire to represent human nature in its day-to-day essence. In seeking to understand her subjects and to capture their portraits, Rachel first carried out one-on-one interviews with them. During her immersion with the people of Skindiyang, she became familiar with the language, food, and characteristics of daily life.

Village in the Sky tells the story of the villagers of Ladakh, but it also tells the story of a Westerner who went to visit them, who lived amongst them for many days. It is the story of friction between tradition and modernity, of culture shock, and of a type of adaptation that draws one into the emotions of one’s surrounding. Through art, Village in the Sky communicates the human experience of the villagers of Ladakh while also depicting the nature of the artist’s relationship with them.

Each photograph has been mounted on all-natural, handmade rice paper originating from Nepal and was printed in India using coloured ink. After separating out each individual pigment, the ink was carefully applied one image at a time. The end result encompasses the entire universe from which the photographs were taken.

Village in the Sky ran throughout the day on October 15th in Laval University’s Community Hall. It will also be displayed at ‘la galerie Tzara’ on rue Saint-Paul next spring.

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Revised – October 1, 2012

Subscriptions

Shastri News is a free publication for individuals interested in higher education in India and Canada. Its intended audience includes university faculty, staff and students, other educational or non-profit organizations, government representatives and our programme alumni. Subscribers to Shastri News receive the newsletter once a month through an email brief with links to full text articles. Each edition is archived in full text on the Institutes website at: http://www.sici.org/newsletter/

Subscribers always have the option to unsubscribe by clicking “unsubscribe” in any email or by contacting the Institute directly.

Focus and scope

Shastri News reflects the values and goals of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. As an Institute, we seek to facilitate sustainable, academic and cultural linkages that are mutually beneficial to India and Canada. Through Shastri News we desire to build a community of like-minded individuals who provide input and feedback on the issues we address. Shastri News concentrates on news of bi-national interest affecting the academic communities of Canada and India. In selecting which articles to cover, we attempt to strike a balance between major news, news that highlights the activities of our members, and news that highlights current Shastri grants and awards.

We cover news that is relevant, timely and useful to our audience. Institutional partnerships, research collaborations, alumni achievements, international conferences and recent publications, are examples of stories we will consider. We also pay attention to government trends and policies relating to higher education and internationalization.

Our sources

The Shastri News editorial team monitors newswires, education blogs, and regional, national and international news. We also receive story submissions from our readers, member representatives and alumni. We try to find reliable sources to corroborate stories provided by readers, members, alumni or online blog postings. Whenever possible, we attempt to link back to full-article online sources. The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of stories written by other journalists.

Submitting news

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Useful links for Canadians traveling to India

Visa Application Process

Checklist for visa applications at the Canadian High Commission in Delhi

Student Handbook 2010-2011

Do you want to internationalize your degree? Not sure what options are available? The Shastri Institute’s Canadian Student Handbook on Opportunities in India 2010-2011 is a comprehensive guide to the undergraduate and graduate programmes being offered through our member universities during the next academic year. Most application deadlines are fast approaching. Click here to learn more about these amazing opportunities including exchanges, field studies, summer schools, internships and volunteering positions.

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  1. Bylaws.pdf
  2. Gender Equality Policy
  3. Sexual Harassment Policy.pdf
  4. Environmental Policy
  5. Conflict of Interest Policy.pdf
  6. Deferral-Interruptions-Extension-Splitting_Shastri_fellowships-Grants-Awards.pdf
  7. Policy on Receiving Second Awards.pdf
  8. Guidelines for Adjudication Committee Composition.pdf
  9. Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy
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  1. Politique d’égalité des sexes et anti-discrimination
  2. Politique de durabilité de l’environnement
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Government and Regulatory Information

Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property in India by a Person Resident outside India: A part of the FAQ section of the Reserve Bank of India, this page seeks to clear up confusion surrounding legal issues of types of property that non-residents or non-nationals can own or rent in India.

Laws relating to Arbitration and Conciliation: This page examines protocol surrounding arbitration and conciliation legislation in India as well as national and international norms and practices surrounding dispute resolution in a business context.

Taxation- Relief for Foreign Nationals: As a guide to investment in India, this page breaks down legal jargon to explain the tax duties on a non-citizen in India and the various exemptions available.

Cultural Understanding

Canadian International Development Agency- India Profile

Citizenship and Immigration Canada- India Cultural Profile

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade- Cultural Information on India

Local HR Management- Key Issues in India: This document deals with understanding the HR practices of India within a socio-cultural context, particularly looking at the impacts of religion and gender within business. It also explains the way through which recruitment, retention and compensation is carried out in India.

University of Guelph- India Semester program: Written from the perspective of a former student participant in the India Semester program, this website offers practical tips and insights for a Canadian student visiting India for the first time.

“Travel Insurance & Natural Disasters – The Complete Guide” : https://www.comparetravelinsurance.com.au/resources/natural-disasters-guide

“Travel Safety Resources”: https://www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/

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University of Alberta India Select High School Scholarship
Awarded by the University of Alberta to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program from Delhi Public School, Kodaikanal International School, Pathways World School, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, and/or Bishop Cotton Boys School.
Value: $5,000

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Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program
The Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program provides promising emerging scientists and engineers from developing country with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year, at the discretion of the government department concerned. Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in the natural sciences or engineering from a recognized university within the past five years or must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program.
Value: $43,724

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Globalink Program
Allows 3rd/4th year undergrads from India to undertake a 3-month research internship in the mathematical sciences under the Globalink program, at a research institution in British Columbia (Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia and University of Victoria) under the supervision of a professor at the institution.
Value: $8500

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Entrance Scholarships for International students
A financial-need based Entrance Scholarship was created to offer international students the opportunity to attend Lambton College
Value: $500-$2,000

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Graduate Students’ Exchange Program
The Graduate Students’ Exchange Program provides support to Canadian institutions to host international students for six months of research and study. The support is provided in the context of an exchange program between the Canadian and non-Canadian institution, with the Canadian institution applying for the grant.

College and Undergraduate Student Exchange Program
The College and Undergraduate Student Exchange Program provides support to Canadian institutions to host international students for four months of undergraduate study. Canadian institution can apply for the grant, as a means of broadening its exchange programs.

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Murray Brooks Memorial Bursaries
Established in 1962 by Mrs. John E. Gilbert in memory of her father, the Bursaries assist students in good standing, preferably students from India, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka.

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India-Canada Association Scholarship
Given to a full-time graduate student engaged in South Asian studies at the University of Toronto, with preference to those students who need to travel to India for research purposes
Value: $2,000

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CISAR travel grants
CISAR provides grants to graduate students in advanced stages of their thesis and dissertation work on India for research related travel. Funds are limited and given on the basis of both merit and need.

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One World International Scholarship
The scholarships are available to students enrolled in a program of at least one year in length, leading to a credential offered by a BC public post-secondary institution, to fund a study or work abroad program in a foreign country. Programs must be between three weeks in length to a year in duration.
Value: Between $1,000-$3,000

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International Mobility Awards
The International Mobility Awards allow students of Simon Fraser University to pursue a semester abroad at various institutions around the world, including Panjab University in India.
Value: $750

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Ryerson International Initiatives Fund
The Fund seeks to provide financial support Ryerson academic units that wish to undertake strategic academic initiatives in India and other key economies around the world, by providing seed funding to support the strengthening of the partnerships and development of the initiatives between Canada and the developing world.
Value: Up to $15,000

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Awards for International Development Journalism
The IDRC provides these Awards for International Development Journalism to full time graduate students who are enrolled or have graduated with a Masters in Journalism from one of the five participating schools (Carleton University, Concordia University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Western Ontario, Université Laval). The Award is meant to enable students to live and work in a developing country for 4-10 months.
Value: $20,000

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Global Health Bursaries
Created to finance global health electives outside of Canada and the United States for medical students at Dalhousie University, the Global Health Bursaries serve to defray the costs of learning about global health issues in under-served regions.

Dr. S. K. Malhotra Graduate Scholarship
The Scholarship funds students who have been accepted in the Civil Engineering Graduate Program, Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University with the first preference given to a student from India.. The area of research carried out should be in the field of Structural Engineering.
Value: $2,500

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Arts for Career Development Scholarships
These scholarships assist Albertan artists further their training through non-academic short-term courses. The scholarship can be used to fund internship or apprenticeship programs in the creative arts, either in Canada or abroad.
Value: Up to $3,000

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Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships
To help students study in another country of their choice for a year, the Rotary International Rotary Foundation provides a flat grant to offset any costs associated with pursuing education in a foreign nation. The availability of awards may vary depending on the Rotary district.
Value: US $25,000

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Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships
Issuing various types of scholarships to promote Canadian studies around the world, the International Council of Canadian Studies seeks to enable young Canadian and foreign academics who have completed a doctoral thesis on a topic primarily related to Canada and are not employed in a full-time, university teaching position to visit a Canadian or foreign university with a Canadian Studies program for a teaching or research fellowship.
Value: $2,500 per month plus the cost of a return airline ticket for a maximum of $10,000

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Commonwealth Scholarship Fund
The Commonwealth Scholarship Fund was set up to fund students from commonwealth countries who want to undertake studies in another commonwealth country. The Scholarship allows Canadian students to undertake PhD studies in India and vice-versa. The number and value of the Scholarship differs depending on the issuing nation.

Commonwealth Universities Study Abroad Consortium Bursary
The Commonwealth Universities Study Abroad Consortium (CUSAC) was launched to assist undergraduates in a member university wishing to undertake part of their studies in another Commonwealth country. The scheme aims to increase mobility amongst CUSAC members, encourage new partnerships between institutions and assist students to study abroad who would not otherwise be able to do so.
Value: $900 plus the cost of travel between the two countries

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
The Vanier Scholarships aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health; as well as leadership skills. Students are nominated for 166 scholarships by registered Canadian universities.
Value: $50,000 for up to 3 years

Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)—Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements
The Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements are meant to finance Canadian graduate students interested in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences abroad. Supplements are awarded to active CGS Master’s, CGS Doctoral or Vanier CGS holders to help offset the costs, including travel and accommodation, of undertaking research studies outside Canada for a defined period. A total of 250 awards are available each year, with a 125 supplements for SSHRC, 80 for NSERC and 45 for CIHR.
Value: $6,000

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Listed here are funding opportunities for Canadian and Indian scholars.

General Funding- Open to both Canadian and Indian students
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC),Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Commonwealth Scholarship
International Council for Canadian Studies
Rotary International

Funding for Canadian students to go to India
Alberta Scholarship Program
Dalhousie University
International Development Research Centre
Ryerson University
Simon Fraser University
The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society
The University of British Columbia
University of Toronto

Funding for Indian students to go to Canada
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Lambton College
McGill University
Mathematics of Information Technology And Complex Systems
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
University of Alberta

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The Shastri Institute is happy to welcome your comments in our monthly newsletter. As we move towards this more interactive format, we have set up these guidelines to maintain a respectful dialogue:

Thank you for taking the time to review our comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.
The Shastri Institute reserves the right to remove comments and/or block your attempts to comment in the future if you violate this policy.

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Publications and Reports


Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities: Status and Emerging Practices
Edited by Darshini Mahadevia and Jeanne M. Wolfe
Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2008


Principal Investigator: Jeanne Wolfe, McGill University
Co-Investigator: Darshini Mahadevia, School of Urban Planning, Ahmedabad

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Publications and Reports


Agriculture in Uttarakhand, India – Biodiversity, Nutrition and Livelihoods, by Mohammad Rais, Bohumir Pazderka and Gary vanLoon in the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 33, 1-17 (2009).
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Principal Investigator: Gary vanLoon, Queen’s University
Co-Investigators: Mohammad Rais, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi; and D. Narasimhan, Centre for Plants, People and Ecosystems, Chennai

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Publications and Reports


The Aquaculture Shrimp Farm Model (Node One)
Working Paper – February 2006
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An Application of Contingent Choice Modeling to Assess Environmental Management Options in the Shrimp-Mangrove System in Namkhana Block, Indian Sundarbans
Working Paper – January 2006
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The Ecological Impacts of Development Strategies for Shrimp Production in West Bengal
Working Paper – January 2006
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Bibliography of Materials Consulted During the Project
Working Paper – December 2005
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A Policy Review of Commercial Shrimp Aquaculture in India
Working Paper – December 2004
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An Investigation of the Application of Choice Modelling Techniques to the SHASTRI Project in India
Working Paper – August 2004
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Preliminary Bioeconomic Modeling of the Shrimp-Mangrove System in the Bay of Bengal
Working Paper – August 2004
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Mangrove – Fishery Linkages: A brief review of existing literature
Working Paper – April 2004
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Environmental Services and the Associated Economic Activities of The Shrimp-Mangrove System in The Indian Coastal Zone of the Bay of Bengal with Emphasis on the Sundarbans in West Bengal
Working Paper – March 2004
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A Selected Literature Review of Economic Valuation Methodologies and Distributional Issues Associated with Mangroves and Shrimp Aquaculture
Working Paper – December 2003
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SHARP Final Report – Narative Summary
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Principal Investigator: Duncan Knowler, Simon Fraser University
Co-Investigator: Joyashree Roy, Jadavpur University, Calcutta

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Finance Officer
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Canada Office, Calgary, Alberta
Application Deadline: 4/4/2009
Years Experience: 3 – 5 years

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute a bi-national charitable organization facilitating academic contacts between India and Canada seeks a self-motivated and organized individual to take responsibility for our financial operations.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Officer is responsible for all aspects of bookkeeping, accounting and financial reporting and will take part as a team member in ensuring professional operation of the Institute’s activities and office within Canada.

We offer a flexible work environment.

Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for day to day financial operations of the organization including: management of the general ledger, banking, payroll, accounts payable, government reporting and remitting, processing donations and charitable tax receipts;
  2. Co-ordinate the annual budget process;
  3. Prepare and oversee the annual audit;
  4. Prepare internal and external financial reports;
  5. Prepare and file tax and legal reports;
  6. Maintain employee files and track overtime, vacation, leave and sick time;
  7. Liaise with the bank;
  8. Develop, implement and document policies and procedures for financial reporting, management and control;
  9. Liaise with the Programme Officer – Finance in the India Office;
  10. Other duties and projects as required.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum three years progressive experience in accounting and financial management, preferably in the non-profit sector
  2. Post-secondary degree or diploma in business administration or related field
  3. High level of computer literacy including proficiency in Simply Accounting, Excel and other Microsoft applications
  4. High attention to detail and accuracy
  5. Superior written and verbal communication skills
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills
  7. Strong administrative, time management and organizational skills and proven ability to multi-task to deadlines
  8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently
  9. Demonstrated positive approach to daily problem solving
  10. Discretion, tact and good judgment

Applicants should send their resume with a cover letter by 4 P.M., April 3, 2009 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Shastri Institute is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Compensation Type: Salary
Amount: $65,000 – $72,500

Job Contact Information
James Liebenberg
Executive Director
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
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APF Canada Research Reports


Indian Higher Education: An Overview and Opportunities for Foreign Participation
This paper provides an overview of the Indian higher education system, with a special focus on the current status and possibilities of foreign participation in the sector. It presents an introduction to higher education in India and discusses important systemic challenges in the sector, specifically problems of insufficient access, disparities between social groups and regions, and quality control. These problems stem from the lack of public investment and a flawed regulatory structure, leading to the rapid and unregulated growth of private provision.

Author: Rohan Mukherjee (Bio)



A Perspective on Canada-India Higher Educational Partnerships: Prospects and Obstacles
The study looks at the growing interest in Canada in involvement with India, and examines developments in the Indian education sector as a possible area to focus the desire for greater engagement. It catalogues obsctacle on both the Indian and Canadian sides hindering the development of closer educational ties. While acknowledging the crucial role played by individual institutions and provincial governments in launching new initiatives, the paper identified the importance of a national strategy, and funding, to make Canadian institutions informed and competitive.

Author: Ryan Touhey (Bio)



Towards a Strategic Canada-India Relationship: Energy and Environment at the Core
This essay examines energy and environment as core pillars of the emergent relationship. They lever Canada’s strength and India’s needs on the energy front and connect to both countries’ strengths in science and technology: Canada with its leading environment technologies and India with its human capital that can advance its own needs and also contribute to the rest of the developing world.

Author: Ravi Seethapathy (Bio)



The Arrow Points Up: A Track II Perspective on Opportunities for Canada-India Security Policies in Afghanistan
The paper examines the current involvement of Canada and India in Afghanistan and finds considerable divergence. However, it sees room for cooperation in areas such as governance programs and rural development, in part because India is already providing $750 million in support. Cooperation on border management and security looks less likely, but there may be possibilities in security sector reform.

Author: Alistair Edgar (Bio)



The Case for Enhanced India-Canada Space Cooperation
The paper assesses the national policies and space programs of India and Canada in an effort to suggest the basis for enhanced bilateral cooperation in space activities between the two countries. Both India and Canada are space-faring nations actively involved in the exploration and use of outer space toward scientific and commercial ends. The paper seeks to show the way for each country to derive optimum scientific and economic benefits from their space activities through bilateral cooperation.

Author: Ram Jakhu (Bio)



Innovation in Higher Education Partnerships with India : Comparing Canada , Australia , the United Kingdom and the United States
Since 2001, Ottawa and New Delhi have consistently expressed the need to develop closer bilateral political and economic relations, with education gaining attention as a means for generating partnerships that transcend traditional political and trade ties. Yet Canadian educators have frequently lamented that compared to Australia and the United Kingdom, there has been little coordination between the federal and provincial governments and post-secondary institutions, especially in the area of student recruitment.

Author: Ryan Touhey (Bio)



Canada Asia Commentary

Number 53 – Nuclear Fallout — Implication of the World’s Nuclear Deal With India
On September 6, 2008 the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) agreed to exempt India from its rules barring nuclear dealings with countries, like India, that lack comprehensive international safeguards on their nuclear facilities. Exempting India clears the penultimate obstacle to the implementation of the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement initiated by India and the US in July 2005, reversing India’s decades-long isolation from the world’s civilian nuclear trade regime.

Author: Wade Huntley (Bio)



Number 25 – Is China an Economic Threat? The View from India
The opportunity offered by China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, capping a 20-year surge of economic progress, has captured the imagination of Western business. In the view of many outside observers India, with its own economic liberalization in the past decade, may follow the path of China to economic success. The Canadian Government seems to lean toward this view. Over the past few years, Ottawa has repaired its relationship with New Delhi, ruptured over India’s 1998 nuclear tests. But how realistic is the belief that India will achieve the success of China?

Author: Subhash Agrawal (Bio)



Number 22 – September 11, 2001 : The Impact on Asia
Most Asian nations have felt an impact from the September 11 terrorist attacks of the US that will likely continue over the next few years. Whether through new diplomatic alignments, more complex domestic political environments or enhanced regional roles, virtually all of Asia has been changed by the sharp reevaluation of priorities by the US since September 11.



Living with the Two Indias
There is a growing dichotomy in the way the world sees India after ten years of rapid political, economic and social change. On the one hand, there is the India of increasing political stability and potential for economic growth which is quickly integrating into the global economy; on the other, a nuclear-armed India with genuine security concerns in South Asia, yet having the potential to bring about greater peace and security in the region.



Canada in Asia

Canada and India: Broadening and Deepening the Relationship
The report is one of a series of papers commissioned by APF Canada in response to a dialogue on Canadian foreign policy initiated by Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham. The author contends that until very recently, Canadian foreign policy toward South Asia has ranged from indifference to neglect. A major impediment has been India’s development of nuclear weapons, the result of dramatic changes in the geopolitical situation in South Asia that Canada has been unwilling to accept.

Author: Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay (Bio)



Canada-India Trade: Retrospect and Prospects
The report provides a comprehensive review of the Canada-India merchandise trading relationship for the period 1985-2000, with specific emphasis on Canadian exports to India. It examines the nature and structure of Canada-India merchandise trade, identifies sectors in which Canada has a comparative advantage and prospects for increased exports. It also points to some major discrepancies in merchandise trade statistics between the two countries.

Author: Nizar Assanie (Bio)



Emerging India: Canadian Business Perceptions on Trade and Investment
Emerging India: Canadian Business Perceptions on Trade and Investment is the first comprehensive national survey of Canadian business perceptions of India. The survey analyzes the responses of senior executives on the opportunities and risks presented by the vast Indian market. Conducted in February-March 2003, the survey targeted small, medium and large Canadian firms in a wide range of sectors, including those considered to be “priority” sectors in the Indian market: advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food products, electric power, ITCs and transportation.

Author: Nizar Assanie (Bio)



What Works, What Doesn’t in the Indian Market
This report provides the first comprehensive look at Canadian services and investment activity in India. It is based on field research in both India and Canada, and an analysis of trade and investment statistics. Based on this, it estimates Canada sold $336 million of commercial services in India in 2002, some 2S times greater than official statistics. It also estimates the stock of investment in India by the 43 companies interviewed at $284 million, about twice the Statistics Canada estimate of total Canadian FDI in the country.

Author: Nizar Assanie (Bio)

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Position Type: Full Time
Job Region: AB – Calgary Area
Application Deadline: 10/30/2008
Years Experience: 3 – 5 years

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute a bi-national charitable organization facilitating academic contacts between India and Canada seeks a self-motivated and organized individual to take responsibility for our financial operations.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Officer is responsible for all aspects of bookkeeping, accounting and financial reporting and will take part as a team member in ensuring professional operation of the Institute’s activities and office within Canada.

We offer a flexible work environment.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Applicants should send their resume with a cover letter by 4 P.M., October 30, 2008 to shastri@ucalgary.ca

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Shastri Institute is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Contact by: Email
Amount: $45,000 – $55,000

Job Contact Information
James Liebenberg
Executive Director
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
For more information visit: http://www.sici.org

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Approved June 2008

Policy

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its activities, preventing pollution and promoting the sustainability of the natural resources upon which we depend, while providing quality programmes that meet the needs of our scholars.

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is committed to the continuous improvement of our environmental performance and to meeting or exceeding the requirements of all applicable environmental laws and regulations.

Goal

This policy is intended to govern the decisions and actions of the Institute’s officers, directors, members, employees, committee members, scholars and other beneficiaries.

Objectives

Principles

The promotion of environmental sustainability is an integral part of all Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute policies, programmes and projects.

Implementation

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Approuvée en juin 2008

Politique

L’Institut indo-canadien Shastri s’engage à réduire l’impact environnemental de ses activités, à prévenir la pollution et à promouvoir le développement durable des ressources naturelles dont nous dépendons, tout en offrant des programmes de qualité qui répondent aux besoins de nos universitaires.

L’Institut indo-canadien Shastri s’engage à l’amélioration continue de sa performance environnementale et à répondre à toutes les exigences des lois et des règlements applicables ou à dépasser ces exigences.

But

Cette politique vise à diriger les décisions et les actions des agents, des directeurs, des membres, des employés, des membres des comités, des universitaires et des autres bénéficiaires de l’Institut.

Objectifs

Principes

La promotion de la durabilité de l’environnement est partie intégrante de toutes les politiques, les programmes et les projets de l’Institut indo-canadien Shastri.

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Policy

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is committed to promoting gender equity and avoiding all forms of discrimination between individuals based on race, gender, age, class or religious or ethnic affiliation in all of its activities in Canada, India or anywhere else.

Goal

This policy is intended to govern the decisions and actions of the Institute’s officers, directors, members, employees, committee members, scholars and other beneficiaries.

Objectives

Principles

Implementation

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Approuvée le 5 novembre 2007

Politique

L’Institut indo-canadien Shastri s’engage à promouvoir l’égalité des sexes et à éviter toute forme de discrimination entre les individus basée sur la race, le sexe, l‘âge, l’appartenance à une classe sociale, à une religion ou à une ethnie, dans toutes ses activités au Canada, en Inde ou ailleurs.

But

Cette politique vise à diriger les décisions et les actions des agents, des directeurs, des membres, des employés, des membres des comités, des universitaires et des autres bénéficiaires de l’Institut.

Objectifs

Principes

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Please read through our reimbursement policy before downloading the expense claim form.

Travel_Expenses_Per_Diem_Mileasge_Rates2012.pdf
TRAVEL_EXPENSE_CLAIM_FORM.doc

Policy

The Institute strives to be a good steward of the public and donor funds that is entrusted to it. Therefore it will be prudent, accountable and transparent in how it invests money in traveling, meals and accommodation.

This policy applies to employees, Executive Council members and committee members travelling on Shastri business. All travel must be approved by the Institute in order for individuals to claim reimbursement.

Where participating GOI officials are entitled to higher rates and travel fares due to position status, the Shastri Institute, through its rupee grant, will pay any difference between the approved Shastri Institute rates and the entitlement amounts.

General guidelines

When applying these guidelines the following will also be taken in consideration:

Taxis

Taxis may be used for travel to and from airports and railroad or bus stations. Taxis may also be used for travel to meetings and on other Shastri business. The sharing of taxis is strongly advised wherever possible. Receipts must be submitted for taxi fares of $10 and over with the travel reimbursement claim.

Private vehicles

Costs of the use of a private vehicle will be reimbursed at the Institute’s Mileage Rates in effect on the day of travel. The Mileage Rates are set in accordance to the Treasury Board of Canada’s Rates.

Charges for tolls, parking and ferries will also be reimbursed.

Transport arrangements in Canada are made either by the Institute or by the traveler.

Insurance, Passport & Visa Costs

It will be the responsibility of the traveler to obtain appropriate insurance for cancellation, accidents and health care. Premiums paid for such insurance will be reimbursed up to a reasonable limit. The Institute will not be responsible for failure to obtain insurance or for inadequate insurance.

Accommodation

Meals and Incidental Expenses

The Institute will pay for meals and incidental expenses normally at the per diem basis only as approved by the Treasury Board rates for the Canadian colleagues and appropriate rates established by the Institute for Indian colleagues. It will be appropriately adjusted to time of arrival or departure. This allowance is intended to cover the costs of breakfast, lunch, dinner and incidentals.
Individuals cannot claim per diems for meals if the Institute has arranged catering or otherwise paid for the meals already.

A per diem allowance will not be paid for

Hospitality

A reasonable extension of the costs of meals specified above will be allowed in the case of a working meal or in the case of an officer of the Institute entertaining a person(s) on Shastri business. Such hospitality expenses may normally be incurred only by the President, Vice-President, Treasurer/Secretary, Executive Director, and the India Director.

General

Original receipts, invoices, ticket of proof of payment are required, when reimbursement is requested for all expenses except the following:

When expenses are paid with a credit card, the following original documents must be attached to the expense claim in order to be reimbursed:

A request for reimbursement must be submitted within 30 days after the completion of domestic or international travel. In extenuating circumstances prior approval must be sought from appropriate authorities (e.g., President, Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Director, or Director, as appropriate).

The Institute will not pay personal expenses appearing on hotel bills such as video rentals, laundry and personal phone calls and the additional days of stay for personal reasons.
Frequent-flier points accumulated during travel on Shastri business will be the property of the traveler.

Nothing in this policy is to be taken as overriding or prohibiting further restrictions on travel following from the requirements of a particular programme or funding agency.
Canadian citizens traveling outside Canada are expected to register with DFAIT.

The Canada Office will reimburse costs on the basis of faxed, scanned or emailed invoices from the travel agent or the airline. The original signed invoice must be submitted within 30 days of the last day of travel for audit purposes.

If a person is in doubt regarding the interpretation of the content of this policy it is their responsibility to contact the office.

Approved by the EC on: January 23rd, 2012.

EC Travel and Expense Reimbursement Guidelines

Management Travel and Expense Reimbursement Guidelines

Approved by the EC on: January 23rd, 2012.

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To improve the quality of life of the peoples of Canada and India by Building and Strengthening intellectual and cultural linkages through research, dialogue and exchange.

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D’améliorer la qualité de vie des peuples du Canada et de l’Inde en établissant et en renforçant des liens intellectuels et culturels par le biais de la recherche, du dialogue et de l‘échange.

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Photo Gallery – Shastri Photo Competition 2009

See the impact of some of the projects undertaken by our grant recipients through their own eyes.
The Shastri Institute photo competition was held on January 31, 2009. Participants from both India and Canada were evaluated both on the quality of their photographs and on the photographs’ ability to depict the work they undertook during their Shastri-funded projects.
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Alumni Profiles

We at the Shastri Institute have high expectations for what we can accomplish by building and strengthening intellectual and cultural linkages. Our programmes and awards are mere catalists, setting in motion the diverse works of a dinamic group of people. Here are some of there stories…

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Shastri Applied Research Project (SHARP)

The Shastri Applied Research Project ran from 2002-2006 and supported 19 three-year collaborative research initiatives. SHARP was funded by CIDA and contributed to poverty reduction and sustainable development in India through bi-national policy research. All projects had an impact beyond the academic community.

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Profil des anciens

À l’Institut Shastri, nous avons de grandes attentes à propos de ce que nous pouvons accomplir par la création et le renforcement de liens intellectuels et culturels. Nos programmes et nos prix sont de réels catalyseurs, qui permettent de mettre en marche les différents travaux d’un groupe de gens dynamiques. Voici quelques-unes de leurs histoires…

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In August 1973 the Shastri Institue instigated a microfilm project which is no longer running. The objective of the project was to film materials of research value to a significant number of Canadian and India Scholars and to preserve materials in serious danger of deterioration. A copy of all materials microfilmed throughout the duration of this project is available at the University of Toronto.

Microfilm Collection at the University of Toronto

Local call number: PN 5376 .C37A2 1979 MICR mfm 1 #reel 1-42
Personal author: Caturved*i, Ban*aras*id*asa, 1892-
Title: Benarsi Das Chaturvedi papers [microform].
Publication info: New Delhi : National Archives of India ; [Montreal] : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1979.
Physical descrip: 43 microfilm reels : ill.
Subject, personal: Caturved*i, Ban*aras*id*asa, 1892-
Subject: Journalists—India.
Subject, geographic: India—Politics and government—20th century.
General Note: English and Hindi.
Added Author: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
Added Author: National Archives of India.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) PN5376 .C37 A2 1979 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: DS 479.1 .N25A2 1984 MICR mfm 1
Personal author: Naoroji, Dadabhai, 1825-1917.
Title: Dadabhai Naoroji papers [microform].
Publication info: New Delhi : National Archives of India ; [Montreal] : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1984.
Physical descrip: 57 microfilm reels : ill.
Subject, personal: Naoroji, Dadabhai, 1825-1917.
Subject: Nationalists—India.
Subject, geographic: India—Politics and government—1857-1919.
General Note: Some documents unavailable at the time of microfilming.
General Note: English, French, Hindi.
Local note: Image quality inconsistent; some frames unreadable.
Added Author: National Archives of India.
Added Author: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) DS479.1 .N25 A2 1984 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ
2) DS479.1 .N25 A2 1984 reel 13 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT
3) DS479.1 .N25 A2 1984 reel 14 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT
4) DS479.1 .N25 A2 1984 reel 15 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT
5) DS479.1 .N25 A2 1984 reel 16 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT
6) DS479.1 .N25 A2 1984 reel 17 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT
7) DS479.1 .N25 A2 1984 reel 18 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT

Local call number: DS 481 .S246S36 MICR mfm 1 reels 1-3
Personal author: Samp*ur“n*ananda, 1891-1969
Title: Dr. Sampurnand collection
Publication info: [New Delhi] : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1988
Physical descrip: microfilm reels.
Subject, personal: Samp*ur“n*ananda, 1891-1969
Subject, geographic: India—History—1919-1947—Sources.
Subject, geographic: India—Social conditions—Sources.
General Note: Microfilmed by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute at National Archives of India, New Delhi.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) DS481 .S246 S36 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: DS 481 .C59A2 1982 MICR mfm 1
Personal author: Coyajee, J. C. (Jehangir Cooverjee), 1875-
Title: Jahangir Cooverjee Coyajee collection [microform].
Publication info: New Delhi : National Archives of India ; [Montreal] : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1982.
Physical descrip: 7 microfilm reels : ill.
Subject, personal: Coyajee, J. C. (Jehangir Cooverjee), 1875-
Subject: Nationalists—India.
Subject, geographic: India—Politics and government—20th century.
General Note: “National Archives of India, private papers series”—leader.
General Note: English, French, Gujarati, and Persian.
Local note: Image quality inconsistent; some frames unreadable.
Added Author: National Archives of India.
Added Author: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) DS481 .C59 A2 1982 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: DS 481 .J39A2 1976 MICR mfm 1
Personal author: Jayakar, M. R. (Mukund Ramrao), 1873-1959.
Title: Jayakar papers [microform].
Publication info: New Delhi: National Archives of India ; [Montreal] : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1976.
Physical descrip: 243 microfilm reels : ill.
Subject, personal: Jayakar, M. R. (Mukund Ramrao), 1873-1959.
Subject, geographic: India—Politics and government—20th century.
Subject, geographic: India—History—20th century.
General Note: English and Hindi.
Local note: Image quality inconsistent; some frames unreadable.
Added Author: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
Added Author: National Archives of India.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) DS481 .J39 A2 1976 V.2 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ
2) DS481 .J39 A2 1976 V.3 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ
3) DS481 .J39 A2 1976 V.4 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ
4) DS481 .J39 A2 1976 V.5 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ
5) DS481 .J39 A2 1976 V.6 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ
6) DS481 .J39 A2 1976 V.8 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: CD 2088 .A8N385 1975 MICR mfm 1
Corporate Author: National Archives of India.
Title: List of proscribed publications [microform].
Publication info: New Delhi : National Archives of India ; [Montreal] : Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute, 1975.
Physical descrip: 63 microfiches : ill.
Subject, corporate: National Archives of India—Records and correspondence.
Subject, geographic: Assam (India)—History—Sources.
Subject, geographic: Bengal (India)—History—Sources.
Subject, geographic: India—Politics and government—20th century.
Local note: Image quality inconsistent; some frames unreadable.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) CD2088 .A8 N385 1975 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: HX 392 .M47 MICR mfm 1 reels 1-2
Title: Meerut conspiracy case.
Publication info: New Delhi : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute,
Physical descrip: 2 microfilm reels :
Subject: Meerut Communist Conspiracy Trial, Meerut, India, 1929-1933.
General Note: Includes index.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) HX392 .M47 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: DS 481 .T238A2 1982 MICR mfm 1 reels 1-52
Personal author: Tandon, P. D.
Title: P. D. Tandon collections [microform].
Publication info: New Delhi : National Archives of India ; [Montreal] : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1982.
Physical descrip: 52 microfilm reels : ill.
Subject, personal: Tandon, P. D.
Subject: Journalists—India.
Subject: Revolutionists—India.
Subject, geographic: India—Politics and government—20th century.
General Note: English and Hindi.
Added Author: National Archives of India.
Added Author: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) DS481 .T238 A2 1982 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: DS 475.2 .A565A59 MICR mfm 1 reels 1-28
Personal author: Aiyar, P.S. Siva Swami.
Title: P.S. Siva Swami Aiyar papers
Publication info: [New Delhi] : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1985
Physical descrip: 28 microfilm reels :
Subject, personal: Aiyar, P.S. Siva Swami.
Subject, geographic: India—History—19th century—Sources.
General Note: Micorfilmed by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute at National Archives of India, New Delhi.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) DS475.2 .A565 A59 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: DS 481 .M315M35 MICR mfm 1 reels 1-3
Personal author: Mahendraprat*apa, Raja.
Title: Raja Mahendra Pratap papers
Publication info: [New Delhi] : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1985
Physical descrip: 3 microfilm reels :
Subject, personal: Mahendraprat*apa, Raja.
Subject, geographic: India—History—1919-1947—Sources.
General Note: Microfilmed by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute at National Archives of India, New Delhi.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) DS481 .M315 M35 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ
2) DS481 .M315 M35 3 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT
3) DS481 .M315 M35 2 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT

Local call number: DS 481 .P7A4 1988 MICR mfm 1
Personal author: Prasad, Rajendra, 1884-1963
Title: Rajendra Prasad papers
Publication info: New Delhi : Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute, 1988
Physical descrip: 87 microfilm reels.
Subject, personal: Prasad, Rajendra, 1884-1963

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) DS481 .P7 A4 1988 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: AN R428 MICR mfm 1 v. 1-5; 23-27; 31-37; 42-52; 55-74
Title: Report on native newspaper.
Publication info: Lucknow, U.P., 1918-32.
Physical descrip: v. 1-5, 23-27, 31-37, 42-52, 55-74.
Subject: Indic newspapers
Subject, geographic: India—History—British occupation, 1765-1947
General Note: Many issues missing from microfilm copy.
Contents: reel 1-5. Oct.14, 1863-Sept.22 1877; reel 23-27. U.P., Jan. 5, 1918-Dec. 25, 1937. reel 31-37. Punjab, Jan. 5, 1918-Dec. 20, 1924. reel 42-52. Bengal, Jan. 5, 1918-Dec. 26, 1931. reel 55-74. Bombay, Jan. 5, 1918-Dec. 31, 1932.
Reproduction note: Microfilm. New Delhi, National Archives of India, 1962-69. reels.
Reproduction note: Microfilm. New Delhi, v.1-5 microfilmed by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute at the National Archives of India, 1988- reels.
Other Title: Reports on native newspaper, Bengal.
Other Title: Report on the native press
Other Title: Report on native papers
Other Title: Weekly report on newspapers in the native languages

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) AN R428 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

Local call number: HD 873 .S48 1988 MICR mfm 1 reels 1-2
Title: Settlement reports.
Publication info: New Delhi : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1988
Physical descrip: 2 microfilm reels :
Subject: Land settlement—India.
Subject: Surveying—India.
Special numbering:

Reel 1: Note on the settlement system of Assam, 1899; Report on survey and settlement operations in the Assam Valley, 1888/89, 1891/92; Report on operations in Eastern Bengal and Assam, 1905/06, 1907/08-1909/10; Annual report of the Director of the Department of Land Records, Bengal, on settlements, 1898/99; Annual report of the Director of the Department of Land Records and Agriculture, Bengal, on settlements and land records, 1901/02; Report on survey and settlement operations in the Assam Valley, 1888/89; Government of India Revenue and Agriculture Department extracts from regulations and correspondence relative to the permanent settlement; Extracts from papers regarding the amendment of the substantive law of rent in Bengal; Annual report of the Director of the Department of Land Records, Bengal, on settlements, 1897/98; Papers relating to the permanent settlement of Bengal; Annual report of the Director of the Department of Land Records, Bengal, on settlement and land records, 1895/96.

Reel 2: Annual report of the Director of the Department of Land Records, Bengal, on settlements, 1896/97-1897/98.

ROBARTS CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1) HD873 .S48 1988 1 MICROFORM MICROTEXT no circ

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