Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Canadian Universities Open Their Doors to India

Canadian Universities Open Doors to India

Canadian Universities Open Doors to India

Canadian universities announced today over $4 million in funding for a series of India-specific initiatives. The announcement was made at a historic meeting in New Dheli, bringing together dignitaries from India’s education system and 15 presidents from universities across Canada.

These programs will include:

  • A Globalink Canada-India Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Scholarships for Indian students
  • Institutional partnerships funds.

“These new investments are a concrete demonstration of Canadian universities’ commitment to partnering with Indian universities and supporting Indian students in the spirit of international education,” said president of The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Paul Davidson.

The Globalink Canada-India Graduate Fellowship Program alone will contribute more than $3.5 million. It will give 51 awards to Indian students who have participated in the MITACS Globalink program, a program that allows Indian students to complete summer research and internships in Canada.

Schools that will provide funding for these graduate fellowships include:

  • McMaster University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • The University of British Columbia
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo
  • The University of Western Ontario

For more information about Canada’s mission in India, please visit www.aucc.ca/india.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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