Academic & Corporate Memberships Now Open at CIEC

Mar 15, 2013 by

Academic & Corporate Memberships Now Open at CIEC

Academic relations between Canada and India are at an all time high and yet education linkages remain well below potential. This is despite the trailblazing work being done against the backdrop of cordial relations between our two countries; the size and growing importance of the Indian ‘Diaspora’ in Canada and significant efforts devoted in recent years to strengthening academic linkages in this exciting sector.  After observing India’s keen interest in reaching out ‘Internationally’ and the capacity gap ‘widening’, Canada India Education Council (CIEC) was founded in 2010 by bringing together 15 academic & non-academic organizations in Canada.

Since our creation, CIEC has gradually evolved into a valuable bridge between Canada & India and is poised to soon become the “go to” organization for Canada-India academic relations. CIEC is one of only a few organizations offering critical ‘on the ground’ presence in both countries and helps Institutions position themselves advantageously in an increasingly competitive environment.  CIEC combines corporate governance with the benefits of a public-private partnership balanced with an entrepreneurial methodology to remain independent and yet be financially sustainable.

CIEC has invested countless hours and resources in paving the way for academics, organizations, governments and other stakeholders to collectively work with each other and have helped lay the foundation for smooth academic relationships and exchanges.  We are proud of our accomplishments in this short span but also realize that we have only just begun to scratch the surface.  Besides planning delegations, organizing missions (recruiting & otherwise) and hosting our flagship annual ‘Synergy’ Conference for over 6 years, there remains much more to do and many opportunities to be seized.

As CIEC opens its Membership ranks to Institutions across Canada and India we invite select Colleges | Universities and interested Corporations to join us as we enhance ties and create opportunities for academic institutions and learners from both countries.  Members will have an opportunity to network with each other and showcase themselves and their institutions in this vibrant and burgeoning Canada-India education corridor.

Your CIEC Membership will also serve as yet another way to profile your Institutions programs, commitments and initiatives in this vibrant ‘corridor’ and with thought provoking discussions led by experts from both countries via our weekly newsletter (reaching over 19,000 academics and thought leaders from both countries), members can highlight recent developments, new programs, dialogue on emerging opportunities, stimulate thought and discuss new initiatives and ideas.  CIEC’s highly penetrative and potent network reaches academic champions from both countries, high level government representatives and policy makers besides key Canadian & Indian Colleges and Universities.

In keeping with our non profit designation & mindful of shrinking budgets, CIEC’s ‘Membership fee’ is a nominal $100/month which we hope will allow for broader participation and create a greater value proposition for Members.

CIEC members will enjoy*:

•    ‘Rep’ office(s) in India and Canada
•    Tile or logo (clickable link) & a banner on CIEC’s website (if available) in Media campaigns in both countries
•    Access to CARE (Canadian Academic Advisors Representing Excellence) – CIEC’s exclusive ‘Agent’ Membership category
•    Discounted Registration fee at CIEC signature events (Annual Synergy Networking Conference in Canada & on delegations to India)
•    One-call telephone number for Members & ‘On the ground’ presence in both countries
•    Access to CIEC’s vast and expanding corporate and academic network
•    Access to market intelligence and identifying leads in ‘market development’
•    Advice on logistics and support in planning visits and meetings in either country

*For a full list of membership benefits, please visit:

CIEC invites you to join us as we work together to create a win-win situation and by building on past successes, we look forward to a promising future.  The budget friendly Membership fee of $100/month will not only demonstrate your interest in reaching out to key academic leaders from other institutions but also afford access to exclusive ‘Member only’ events and enable hosting visiting delegations on your campus.

CIEC is a non profit, bi-national, bi-partisan, independent, event-driven, membership-based organization established to operate exclusively in the ‘Canada India education corridor’, enhance ties and create opportunities for academic institutions and learners from both countries.

To become a Member and be counted as a leader and be visible in this dynamic and growing sector, click here to get started.  We look forward to working with you.

Kind regards,
imgPierre                                                imgRoseann

Hon. Pierre S Pettigrew, PC                                   Prof Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President & Vice Chancellor,
Chair-CIEC                                                             Carleton University
                                                                                       Academic Advisor-CIEC