One on One Webinar: A Year Into COVID

After a year of lockdown measures and travel restrictions, the third session in our One on One webinar series revolved around how institutions in different parts of Canada have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and what their outlook is for the future. Moderated by Husain F. Neemuchwala of the Canada India Education Council, points mentioned include:

  • Challenges institutions should expect to face as students return
  • Changes that educators have made to maintain the student experience
  • Steps that must be taken before institutions re-open and students are back on campus

One on One Webinar: Seneca College

Our first session focused on Seneca College, located in Toronto, Canada and featured David Agnew (President), Keith Monrose (Executive Director, Seneca International) and Prashant Srivastava (Director, Regional Business Development, South Asia). As a top destination for international students they discussed what makes Canada, and Seneca in particular, an attractive overseas destination. Our speakers also addressed how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Seneca and what actions they have taken to ensure international students will be able to begin their studies soon.

The Digital Ecosystem & Canada’s Election

From disinformation to memes to political advertising, digital media are being used to generate and share information in new ways. In this talk we review the various kinds of actors and tools found in a digital ecosystem and use the case of the October 21st Federal Election in Canada to explore that ecosystem. We will discuss the use of political bots and automation, political memes, and political advertising in particular.

Dr. Elizabeth Dubois (PhD, University of Oxford) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa. She is also a Fellow at the Public Policy Forum of Canada and member of Assembly based at Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Center. Her work examines political uses of digital media including media manipulation, citizen engagement, and artificial intelligence.

Business of Education Summit 2019

On May 17, 2019 the Canada India Education Council held their highly-anticipated Business of Education Summit in Vancouver, Canada. Their 3rd networking event in the province of British Columbia served as a great way to highlight opportunities for thought leaders in the International Education sector and interact with those active in India and Canada. Distinguished guests and speakers included government representatives as well as university presidents and senior administration.

CIEC thanks all Business of Education Summit 2019 sponsors, speakers, panelists and attendees for helping to make this year’s event a success. We hope the evening provided you with the chance to network with like-minded individuals while furthering the discussion of programs and policies in education that have been hailed as priorities.

One Globe Forum 2019

Bringing together leaders from business, government, academia, non-profit and the multilateral sectors to come together to discuss, debate and explore the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, urban governance,  economic growth, regional collaboration and higher education and their role in building a 21st century knowledge economy.

Fostering Closer Canada India Parliamentary Relations

Fostering Closer Canada India Parliamentary Relations

The India Canada Friendship Circle is hosting an event on September 25 at Rockcliffe Park Community Centre Hall in Ottawa featuring MP Chandra Arya. He will discuss the role of MPs in strengthening CanadaIndia Parliamentary Relations. Admission is $12 & guests are welcome.

Edu-Canada Canadian MBA Showcase Tour 2015

Source: Indo-Canadian Business Chamber via High Commission of Canada

Following on the success of the inaugural Edu-Canada Canadian MBA Showcase Tour in September 2014, the High Commission of Canada in India is pleased to announce the 2015 Edu-Canada Canadian MBA Showcase Tour. Once again co-organized with the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC), this second iteration will visit Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, and Chandigarh. Canadian universities offering MBA programs to international students will be highlighting their course offerings, scholarships, student experience, accessibility, affordability, and career paths in an all-Canada context.

CIEC Facilitates PM Modi Visit in Toronto

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made a much anticipated stop in Toronto, Canada for a Community Reception during his three-nation tour. This marked the first time an Indian PM visited Canada in 42 years. The PM was eager to meet his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper as well as address the Indo-Canadian community during his visit to Canada.

Canada India Education Council has joined the National Alliance of Indo-Canadians (NAIC) as a Welcoming Partner for this historic event which will be attended by several CIEC members and guests.

From: National Post

The thousands in attendance were full of excitement as they chanted “Modi! Modi!” However in the midst of the celebrations business was still attended to. Various agreements were signed and ties between the nations were further strengthened.

Modi was quoted as saying “Canada is a major Asia-Pacific power and should play a more active role, including in regional institutions.” Harper said about the relationship between Canada and India, “It’s not where we want it to be, but it’s growing.”

From: Metro News

At the event, Harper welcomed Modi as an individual “with humble roots and a devout spirit”. Modi then came to the stage, thanking the Indo-Canadian community for all they have done in terms of “enhancing the glory of India” abroad.

Smart Cities Forum 2015

The Canada India Centre at Carleton University is pleased to announce a conference on “Smart & Sustainable Cities – Opportunities for Canada-India Partnership” to discuss the development and implementation of Smart Cities in India and the opportunities it will create for Canadian companies.

The objectives of the Forum will be to:

  • Provide a platform for knowledge exchange and networking among Indian and Canadian stakeholders involved in Smart Cities;
  • Present current developments in the Smart Cities sector in Canada and lessons for India;
  • Promote mutual partnership opportunities for Canadian and Indian companies involved in Smart energy generation and management, transportation and mobility, ICT, infrastructure, buildings and utilities sectors;
  • Showcase existing projects in India in the areas of Smart Mobility and environmental solutions.

Attendees will include Policymakers and Regulatory Agencies, Infrastructure Developers, Construction Companies and Contractors, Architects, Designers, and Engineers, Technology Providers, Financial Institutions and Investors, and Economic Development Agencies.

Further information on this conference & registration are available on the Canada-India Centre website.

BCCIE Summer Seminar 2015

Join the British Columbia Council for International Education from June 21 – 24, 2015 in beautiful Whistler, BC. Summer Seminar provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together over 300 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders.

Save $100 when you register for Summer Seminar by April 10. The Early Bird Full Registration allows access to conference activities from June 21–24, including the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 21 and Final Awards Banquet on Tuesday, June 23.

Click here for more details about the event or to register now.

Habitat for Humanity Canada – Providing a Hand Up

The India Canada Friendship Circle would like to invite you to join them for a panel discussion and networking over tea and Indian snacks at an event this coming weekend (Sunday, March 29, 2015) in Ottawa, Canada.

 

Habitat for Humanity Canada – Providing a Hand Up
SPEAKERS: Jayshree Thakar,  Bryan McDonald,  Alexis Ashworth
WHEN: Sunday, March 29th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Registration at 2:45 p.m.)
WHERE: Palki Cuisine of India, 1060 Ogilvie Road, Gloucester
  (East of St. Laurent Blvd and just east of Cyrville Road)
You are welcome to bring family and friends to this event.
Cost $10 (adult) or $5 (student)
Members: Complimentary
For additional details about this event, please visit: http://www.icfc.ws
Future Scope 2014 Education Fair

Future Scope 2014 Education Fair

Future Scope Education Fair 2014 is a quest to provide every student the solution and guidance towards choosing the right career. Consisting of seminars, a counsellors forum & career advisors, the fair aspires to guide students to choose the right institution and course in line with their future aspirations.

More information can be found at: http://futurescope.co.in

The Future of Environmentalism

The Future of Environmentalism

Do not miss Peter Robinson’s lecture on “The Future of Environmentalism” at Acsenda School of Management on April 24th (Thursday), 3:00 – 4:00 pm!

As a major report by UN warns us of  the “severe, pervasive and irreversible” impact of global warming, Peter’s lecture becomes even more important and more relevant. 

Seating capacity is limited so please RSVP Henny at [email protected] or call 604-430-5111.

Canada India Infrastructure Forum 2014

The Canada India Foundation (CIF) in partnership with the Canada India Centre at Carleton University are pleased to announce a one-day Infrastructure Forum.

The objectives of the Infrastructure Forum will be to:

  • Provide a platform for infrastructure sector specific dialogue among Indian & Canadian stakeholders
  • Present current developments in the infrastructure sector in India
  • Promote mutual business opportunities for Canadian & Indian infrastructure companies

Hear and interact with leading stakeholders and companies in the Canada/India infrastructure sectors to financial sectors to identify opportunities for cooperation and address challenges. Attendees will include legislators and policy makers, regulatory agencies, institutional investors, financial institutions and service providers from Canada and India.

More information can be found at canadaindia.org.

Governor General to Undertake State Visit to the Republic of India

Source: Consulate General of Canada News Release | February 19, 2014

OTTAWA—At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct a State visit to the Republic of India, from February 22 to March 2, 2014.

“Sharon and I are looking forward to our State visit to India, which will be centred on the themes of innovation, entrepreneurship and education, with a special focus on the contributions of women and girls,” His Excellency said. “This visit is a reflection of the importance Canada attaches to its relationship with India. Both of our countries are committed to strengthening our partnership and co-operation. The Canada-India economic relationship is strong and holds tremendous potential for broader and expanded collaboration. During our time spent in New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, we will meet with government officials, representatives from the business and education sectors, and those from non-governmental organizations with the aim of advancing our economic, academic and cultural ties with our Indian counterparts.”

His Excellency will be joined by parliamentarians and an accompanying delegation of Canadians who will enhance business, academic, cultural and people-to-people ties with their Indian counterparts. These exchanges will further develop the wide-ranging and multi-faceted relationship with India, a major economic player and priority market for Canada, and will provide greater impetus to bilateral initiatives in various sectors, particularly in strategies promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education.

State Visit to India: New Delhi (February 22 to 25)

In the capital city of New Delhi, Their Excellencies will be officially welcomed by the President and Prime Minister of India during a welcoming ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace. To underscore the important friendship and co-operation between both countries, and on behalf of the people of Canada, Their Excellencies will present an inuksuk to the people of India.

During this visit, His Excellency will meet with Canadian and Indian business leaders to discuss our nations’ economic relationship at a business meeting with the Chambers of Commerce hosted by the Government of India, and at the Canada-India CEO Forum. The Governor General will also discuss the role of innovation in addressing global health challenges during the Grand Challenges Global Health Innovation Roundtable, organized by Grand Challenges Canada.

Her Excellency will discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by women researchers supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and also by women entrepreneurs. She will also visit non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing education to underprivileged children, and free services to children diagnosed with cancer.

State Visit to India – Bangalore (February 26 and 27)

In Bangalore, Their Excellencies will meet with the Governor of Karnataka. They will visit the All India Coordinated Small Millets Improvement Project—created by IDRC and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) at the University of Agricultural Sciences, in Bangalore—as well as inaugurate the new consulate general, which will oversee Canada’s expanded presence in South India.

His Excellency will discuss the importance of skills development in further building connections between Canadian and Indian institutions during a panel discussion, and participate in a Canada-India discussion on innovation hosted by the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada and the National Innovation Council of India.

Her Excellency will visit NGOs dedicated to helping children with HIV and to supporting Indian women entrepreneurs.

State Visit to India – Mumbai (February 27 to March 2)

While in Mumbai, Their Excellencies will meet with the Governor of Maharashtra, and pay their respects at a memorial to the 32 victims of the November 2008 terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. During a visit to Dharavi, one of the largest slums in Asia, Their Excellencies will see, first-hand, examples of India’s deep-seated entrepreneurship and various micro-businesses. They will also discuss the future of audiovisual co-production between Canada and India at Film City, one of the largest shooting locations in India.

In addition, His Excellency will have the opportunity to open the stock market at the Bombay Stock Exchange, and witness the inauguration of BIL-Ryerson DMZ India Ltd., an incubation centre for entrepreneurs supported in partnership with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute, Ryerson University and Simon Fraser University. He will also address innovators and entrepreneurs at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay; business leaders at the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber Annual Convention; and the heads of various educational institutions to exchange views on skills development and the future of education in India.

Her Excellency will meet with women leaders from the private and public sectors, civil society and academia on the status of women in India, and visit a strategic philanthropy NGO co-founded and co-managed by an Indo-Canadian. She will also meet with social workers and volunteers who prevent second-generation trafficking among the children of sex workers in Asia’s largest and oldest red-light district.

Visits abroad by a governor general play an important role in Canada’s relations with other countries. They are highly valuable as they help broaden bilateral relations and exchanges among peoples.

Members of the public can follow the Governor General’s State visit to the Republic of India online at www.gg.ca, where speeches, photos and videos will be posted.

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The detailed itinerary and a list of accompanying delegates will be published at a later date.

Media information:

Marie-Ève Létourneau                                               Rideau Hall Press Office 613-998-0287 [email protected]

Synergy 2012

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Post-Event Report

November 1 & 2, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn (Toronto Airport W.) • 1870 Matheson Blvd • Mississauga, ON • L4W 0B3

The 7th Annual Synergy Conference held on November 1 & 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn near Toronto which focused on Canada-India educational initiatives was yet another stunning success. With over 100 delegates in attendance including representatives from dozens of Colleges and Universities across Canada and some from India, this annual event has become a ‘must attend’ fixture for institutions and academics working the ‘Canada India education corridor’. For a full event recap, testimonials and excerpts from the CIEC social media live-stream click here.

Event participants:

  • Exchanged ideas via a focused networking event to further the interests of those already involved in or contemplating involvement in this dynamic education corridor
  • Explored opportunities in this burgeoning sector and worked to build an awareness & collaborative approach in sharing each other’s experiences and pitfalls to avoid. Highlight their programs to peers and received effective marketing tips, networked with stakeholders active in both markets and benefited from existing synergies
  • Received VISA information & links (CIC)

Agenda

November 1

9:30 - 10:00 AMREGISTRATION & NETWORKING (COFFEE/COOKIES)
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Welcome address by Husain F. Neemuchwala, CEO & Executive Director (CIEC)
10:10 AM - 10:25 AMOpening remarks by Hon. Pierre S. Pettigrew, PC, Chair, CIEC
10:25 AM - 10:35 AMSynergy 2012 overview by Husain F. Neemuchwala, CEO & Executive Director, CIEC
10:35 AM - 11:15 AMInaugural Address: "Reflections on The Status and Directions Towards Maturing of Canada-India Educational Partnership" by Prof. Balbir Sahni, Professor Emeritus-Economics, Concordia University
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK I
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM SESSION II: 'Round table dialogue' with input from Canadian stakeholders, academic institutions & partners discussing academic relations between Canada & India. Co-chairs Dr. Ryan Touhey, Director, U of Waterloo’s Chanchlani India Policy Centre & Margaret Walton-Roberts, Director-International Migration Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM WORKING ‘INDIAN BUFFET’ LUNCH. Remarks by Hon. Preeti Saran, Consul General of India-Toronto
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM SESSION III: Update on iCARE (Indian Canadian Academic Advisors Representing Excellence)-CIEC’s agent ‘membership’ category. Announcing CIEC's webinar series & proposed dates for India 'Mission 2013' & 'Partnership Dinner|Gala 2013'.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM SESSION IV: Reflections on Canada's 'Internationalization' panel report, update on the education consortium and CBIE's go-forward activities by Janine Knight-Grofe, Research Manager, Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM SESSION V: Updates on Canada India Higher Education cooperation & promotion of Canada as a study destination by Miriam Rabkin, Policy Advisor, International Education & Youth Division, Foreign Affairs & Int’l Trade (DFAIT)
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM SPEED DATING: 1 minute self introductions of Institutions & organization & what they would like to achieve (recruiting, joint programming, partnerships...). Responses from the audience or those who simply would like to connect.
3:50 PM - 4:20 PMDESSERT & NETWORKING BREAK
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM SESSION VI: Update from Dr. Lalu Mansinha University of Western Ontario on the Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa (OMG) program & cross directional push for higher levels of collaboration in Research & Higher Education.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM COCKTAILS and RECEPTION (1 drink included + cash bar)

November 2

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM NETWORKING: (COFFEE/COOKIES)
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM Welcome back remarks by Kam Rathee, Vice-Chair, CIEC
10:05 AM - 10:50 AMWord from the street. Carleton University President Prof. Roseann O'Reilly Runte discusses Carleton’s groundbreaking work on their India engagement plans, what worked and what was learnt.
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM SESSION VII: "Research insights to enhanced student recruitment from India & ISPS survey results" by Bruce Thompson & Rod Skinkle- - Academica Group
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM SESSION VIII: Update on the ‘Student Partners Program’ (SPP) in India by Rudy Sabas, International Partnerships-Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC)
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM SESSION IX: Update on India's 'Internationalization' strategy, Bill 57 & the way forward by Nikhil Bhatia, Sr Director, Price WaterHouse Coopers (PwC-India)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING 'INDIAN BUFFET' LUNCH
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM SESSION X: How strategic partnerships between Canada & India are shaping up and Ottawa’s role by Goldy Hyder, Sr. Vice President, Hill & Knowlton Strategies-Canada
2:45 PM - 3:00 PMVOTE of THANKS by Hon. Pierre S. Pettigrew, PC, Chair, CIEC
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM CLOSING REMARKS by Hon. Deepak Obhrai M.P., P.C., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Co-operation
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CIEC has negotiated a special rate for delegates staying at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel, which will also provide complimentary airport transfers. To take advantage of the discounted hotel rate, reserve your room by clicking here. For delegates arriving from India, CIEC is pleased to provide a 1 night FREE stay at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Please refer to the following information and useful links regarding entering Canada & obtaining a VISA – Courtesy of Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Participants will need a valid passport or an appropriate travel document to enter Canada.

Citizens of the United States

US citizens should visit the Department of Homeland Security website for a list of acceptable documents to re-enter the US.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

Information on visiting Canada:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

Do you need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to visit Canada (see for list of countries):

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

Visiting Canada – Important information for visa exempt travellers (including US Citizens):

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visa-exempt.asp

Where to send your application for a (TRV):

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/apply-where.asp

Video Tutorial on completing the Temporary Resident Visa Application Form (IMM 5257)

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/multimedia/video/imm5257/imm5257.asp

Visa Offices outside of Canada:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/missions.asp

Visa application processing times:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp/visitors.asp

* In order to avoid disappointments, applicants should submit their application as soon as possible.

BIG Mission 2011

BIG Mission 2011

FICCI’s Higher Education Summit in New Delhi will feature keynotes by India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development & Communication, Hon. Kapil Sibal and University of Toronto’s Prof. David Naylor.

featuring
Business-Business; Institution-Institution & Government-Government Interaction
MUMBAI • AHMEDABAD • NEW DELHI
(OPTIONAL COCHIN & HYDERABAD)
November 6-16, 2011

MUMBAI (formerly BOMBAY): Capital of the state of Maharashtra and with an estimated population of about 13 M, it is the largest metros in India and one of the world’s most populous cities. With a population of 19 M, Mumbai Metropolitan area is also the world’s 5th most populated. Located on the west, the city has a deep natural harbor and handles over 1/2 of India’s passenger traffic and significant amounts of cargo. It is the commercial & entertainment capital of India and houses key institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and corporate headquarters of many Indian companies. Mumbai attracts migrants from all over India because of the immense employment opportunities and the relatively high standard of living, but many end up living in shanties. The city is home to India’s Hindi film & TV industry, known as Bollywood. Mumbai also has a national park within its city limits.

 

AHMEDABAD: Largest city in Gujarat, it is the 8th largest metro in India with a population of over 5.41 M is also the fastest growing city of India. The city is the administrative centre of the state and was the capital of Gujarat from 1960-70 when the capital was shifted to Gandhinagar. Ahmedabad was founded in 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah to serve as the capital of the Gujarat Sultanate, and was named after him. Under the British, a military cantonment was established & the city infrastructure was modernized and expanded. Though incorporated into the Bombay Presidency during British rule, Ahmedabad remained a key city in the Gujarat region. The city established itself as the home of a booming textile industry, earning it the nickname “Manchester of the East.” With the creation of Gujarat in 1960, Ahmedabad gained prominence as commercial capital of the state and is witnessing a major construction & population boom. A rising centre in education, IT and scientific industries, Ahmedabad remains the cultural & commercial heart of Gujarat and much of western India.

 

NEW DELHI: is the capital city of the Republic of India. Situated within the metropolis of Delhi, New Delhi was planned by Edwin Lutyens, a leading 20th century British architect. It is the seat of the Government of India and the Government of the NCR (National Capital Region) of Delhi. Connaught Place, one of northern India’s largest commercial and financial centers, is located in the heart of New Delhi. With an estimated net State Domestic Product (SDP) of 83,085 crores (INR 830.85 billion), Delhi is an important commercial center in South Asia. Delhi has a per capita income of 53,976 INR.

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI): Higher Education Summit
New Delhi, Nov. 11 & 12

A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. FICCI has direct membership from the private as well as public sectors, including SME’s and MNC’s, and an indirect membership of over 83,000 companies from regional chambers of commerce. FICCI works closely with the government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry through a range of specialised services and global linkages. It also provides a platform for sector specific consensus building and networking. The Summit’s main objective is to bring stakeholders from education together on one platform and deliberate policies pertaining to this sector.

 

Confederation of Indian Industries (CII): Higher Education Conference
New Delhi, November 14 & 15

India’s apex chamber represents several Industry associations and thousands of India’s largest companies. CII is the rallying point for free enterprise in India and has empowered businesses to shore up their competitiveness and enhance their global reach in changing times. CII maintains the lead as a proactive business solution provider through research, interactions at the highest political level and global networking. CII works across a range of sectors and has an active Committee on Higher Education. Conducted with support from the UGC (University Grants Commission) of the Indian Government & the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), CII’s Education Conference has become the premier event in the country promoting education, attracting local as well as International providers.

 

Canada as the knowledge partner!

This year’s twin Conferences in New Delhi have a special meaning, reflecting the maturity of academic activities between our two countries. Attend plenary sessions discussing global trends & India’s pattern of growth. Hear from academic leaders, discuss new forms of delivery, attend sessions in maintaining standards, Financing | Management, International mobility of students and interact with experts in the burgeoning Canada-India education corridor.

  1. Visibility & Knowledge transfer: Make exclusive presentations & get exposure to global best practices.
  2. Network: Meet national & international education experts, corporations & government.
  3. Collaborate: Conduct 1-on-1 meetings with Higher education providers, corporations and government.
  4. Showcase: Display your programs and training courses to corporations and “feeder institutions”.

 

  • Explore opportunities in the burgeoning Canada-India education corridor & meet key stakeholders.
  • Network with potential partners, affiliates and delivery providers. Strategic & focused site visits per city.
  • Establish linkages for Joint Ventures, articulation arrangements and faculty | student exchanges & recruiting.
  • Build relationships with local High Schools that typically send thousands of students overseas.
  • Introduction meetings set up with local NGO’s, State and Central Government bodies.
  • Hear about developments in the Indian Governments new ‘liberalized’ education policy & establish your presence.
  • Visit Trade Offices & attend Receptions hosted by Canadian Missions in Mumbai & Delhi.

Nov. 6MUMBAI-Arrivals (AM); Welcome Reception/Briefing (PM)
Nov. 7MUMBAI- High School visits, Recruiting meetings & Agent introductions followed by Reception in the PM
Nov. 8 MUMBAI High level Meetings (AM) | Reception (PM)
Nov. 9AHMEDABAD-Institution meetings in the AM followed by Reception in the PM
Nov. 10AHMEDABAD-High School visits, Recruiting meetings & Agent introductions followed by Reception in the PM

Option 1

Nov. 11 & 12NEW DELHI-FICCI Conference All day (Canada-Key country)
Nov. 13(Plan your own meetings OR TAJ MAHAL visit to Agra OR ‘as you please’)
Nov. 14 & 15NEW DELHI- CII Conference (Canada-Key country)

Option 2

Nov. 11 & 12COCHIN- High School visits, Recruiting meetings & Agent introductions followed by Reception in the PM
Nov. 13(Plan your own meetings OR local sight-seeing OR ‘as you please’)
Nov. 14 & 15HYDERABAD- High School visits, Recruiting meetings & Agent introductions followed by Reception in the PM

All Inclusive Delegate Fee ($12,500 incl. all taxes*):

  • Local flights & ALL ground transportation in India incl. airport transfers.
  • Luxury hotel accommodations in all cities including Breakfast.
  • Site visits to select High Schools, Colleges & stakeholder organizations in each city.
  • ‘Personalized’ itinerary based on your stated interests prior to departure.
  • Registration fees for all local events incl. FICCI & CII Conferences.
  • Country | city briefings accompanied by Networking dinners, Receptions and luncheons in each city.
  • Opportunity to set up own meetings.
  • Institution name & logo w/link displayed on CIEC’s website for 1 year post BIG Mission 2011.
  • Seminar presentations at select Institutions during information sessions (upon request & availability).

*Note:
Non-CIEC Members add $500
International air to/from India NOT included in fee


Please refer to the following information and useful links regarding entering Canada & obtaining a VISA – Courtesy of Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Participants will need a valid passport or an appropriate travel document to enter Canada.

Citizens of the United States

US citizens should visit the Department of Homeland Security website for a list of acceptable documents to re-enter the US.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

Information on visiting Canada:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

Do you need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to visit Canada (see for list of countries):

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

Visiting Canada – Important information for visa exempt travellers (including US Citizens):

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visa-exempt.asp

Where to send your application for a (TRV):

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/apply-where.asp

Video Tutorial on completing the Temporary Resident Visa Application Form (IMM 5257)

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/multimedia/video/imm5257/imm5257.asp

Visa Offices outside of Canada:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/missions.asp

Visa application processing times:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp/visitors.asp

* In order to avoid disappointments, applicants should submit their application as soon as possible.

Synergy 2011

Synergy 2011

October 6 – 7, 2011
Hilton Garden Inn (Toronto Airport West) • 1870 Matheson Blvd • Mississauga, ON • L4W 0B3
(map)
  1. Exchange ideas via a focused networking event to further the interests of those already involved in or contemplating involvement in this dynamic education corridor
  2. Explore opportunities in this burgeoning sector and build an awareness & collaborative approach in sharing each other’s experiences and pitfalls to avoid. An opportunity to highlight your programs to peers and receive effective marketing tips, network with stakeholders active in both markets and benefit from existing synergies

Agenda

October 6

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION & NETWORKING (COFFEE/COOKIES)
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Opening remarks by Dr. Sheila Embleton, President-Canada India Education Council (CIEC)
9:15 - 9:25 a.m. Synergy 2011 overview by Husain F. Neemuchwala, Chief Operations Officer & Executive Director, CIEC
9:25 - 10:05 a.m. Inaugural Address: Knowledge Mobilization? : The Canada India context by Prof. Balbir Sahni, Professor Emeritus, Concordia University & Co-Chair, Education Working Group-Focus India
10:05 - 10:20 a.m. NETWORKING BREAK I
10:20 - 11:40 a.m. SESSION I: ‘Good practices’ in building & managing relationships: Led by Directors of 3 University Int’l offices, the panel will discuss the caveats, successes & challenges of partnerships with Indian Universities and reflect on the evolution of their partnerships over the past year. Moderator-Rachel Lindsey, Sr. Policy Analyst-AUCC
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. SESSION II: Updates on Canada India Higher Education cooperation & promotion of Canada as a study destination by Claude Bibeau & Lee-Anne Hermann, Deputy Director, Intl Education & Youth, Foreign Affairs & International Trade
12:20 - 1:20 p.m. WORKING LUNCH. Remarks by Hon. Preeti Saran, Consul General of India-Toronto accompanied by Hon. Pierre S. Pettigrew, PC, Chair, Canada India Education Council (CIEC)
1:20 - 1:40 p.m. SESSION III: Launch of iCARE (Indian Canadian Advisors Representing Excellence) addressing the need for ‘agent accreditation’ & more transparency from ‘consultants’ and a quick overview on CIEC’s upcoming Fall Mission to India.
1:40 - 2:45 p.m. SESSION IV: Update on the ‘Student Partners Program’ (SPP) in India by Dominique Van de Maele, Senior Project Officer, International Partnerships-ACCC
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. SPEED DATING: 1 minute self introductions of Institutions & what they would like to achieve in either country (recruiting, joint programming...). Responses | suggestions from the audience or those who simply wish to connect.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. DESSERT & NETWORKING BREAK II
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. SESSION V: International Education & Provinces | Territories of Canada by Dr. Andrew Parkin, Director Gen-CMEC
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. SESSION VI: Update from ‘Canadian Consortium for International Education Marketing’ by Jennifer Humphries-CBIE
5:00 - 5:20 p.m. SESSION VII: Provincial dialogue | updates on ‘India focused initiatives’. Moderated by Dr. Sheila Embleton, Provinces & Territories (invited) have an opportunity to discuss their ongoing efforts and initiatives in India.
5:20 - 6:30 p.m. COCKTAILS and RECEPTION (1 drink included + cash bar)

October 7

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. NETWORKING: (COFFEE/COOKIES)
9:15 - 9:25 a.m. Welcome remarks by Kam Rathee, Vice-Chair, CIEC
9:25 - 10:25 a.m. SESSION VIII: Canada-India academic cooperation: "Opportunities and Challenges for a major University" by Prof. Deep Saini, Vice-President, U of Toronto & Principal, Univ. of Toronto (Mississauga) and Dr. Mario Pinto, VP Research-Simon Fraser University, BC
10:25 - 11:00 a.m. SESSION IX: How a mid-sized Canadian College is working the ‘India market’ by Dr. Faith Ratchford (Fleming College)
11:00 - 11:20 a.m. NETWORKING BREAK I
11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. SESSION X: "Research insights to enhanced student recruitment from India & ISPS survey results" by Bruce Thompson & Ken Steele-Academica Group Inc.
12:20 - 1:00 p.m. Valedictory address: Dimensions of Canada-India education collaboration and Co-operation: Looking Beyond Education Summit 20011 by Dr. Braj Sinha, President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. WORKING LUNCH. Update from Dr. Lalu Mansinha on the Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa (OMG) program & a cross directional push for higher levels of collaboration in Research & Higher Education.
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. VOTE of THANKS by Hon. Pierre S. Pettigrew, PC, Chair, CIEC
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS by Hon. Deepak Obhrai M.P., P.C., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation
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Besides negotiating a special rate of $159 per night, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel will provide complimentary airport transfers for all delegates flying in | out. The last date to Register for Synergy 2011 is Sept 16 and to take advantage of the discounted hotel rate, you must reserve by September 26 by clicking here. For registered delegates arriving from India for Synergy 2011, CIEC is pleased to provide 1 night FREE stay at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Please refer to the following information and useful links regarding entering Canada & obtaining a VISA – Courtesy of Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Participants will need a valid passport or an appropriate travel document to enter Canada.

Citizens of the United States

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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Information on visiting Canada:

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Do you need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to visit Canada (see for list of countries):

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Video Tutorial on completing the Temporary Resident Visa Application Form (IMM 5257)

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Visiting Delegation From India

Date: October 28,2010
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: 5140 Yonge St, 16th floor, Toronto, ON M2N 6L7 (North York Subway)

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Agenda

4:00 - 4:03 p.m.Welcome address by Kam Rathee, CEO, CIEC
4:03 - 4:06 p.m.Inaugural remarks by Husain F Neemuchwala, COO, CIEC
4:06 - 4:10 p.m.Vote of thanks by Anil Chawla, Deloitte. of India, Toronto
4:10 - 4:27 p.m.Delegate introductions by Dr. G Mewani, Education Secretary, MEDC
4:27 - 4:30 p.m.Ontario’s India initiatives by John Shalagan, Sr. Policy Advisor, MTCU, Province of Ontario
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.Networking reception

17 member delegation from the Government of Maharashtra led by:
Mr. Tope, Hon. Minister of Higher and Technical Education
Ms. Gaikwad, Hon. Minister of State for Higher and Technical Education
Mr. Pathak, IAS, Secretary, Higher and Technical Education

Kindly RSVP by October 25, 2010 by emailing [email protected].