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Complementarities Driving India - Canada Relations:

Workshop: 72nd Republic Day Celebration was held on January 29, 2021.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Deepening ties to deliver new solutions in the sectors of health & medicine, education, science & technology, information & communication, artificial intelligence, food security to name some. Our panelists comprised of Consul General of India in Toronto, UCW President and Vice-Chancellor, BCC Advisors, Directors President, Adjunct Faculty members and BCC Fellows.

To commemorate India’s 72nd Republic day a workshop was organised jointly by Bharat Centre of Canada a policy think tank and University Canada West, in association with the Consulate General of India in Toronto. On 29th January 2020, from 11:30 am – 01.30PM (EST) on “Complementarities Driving India-Canada Relations”. The topic of discussion was on “Collaborative Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.



International Online Conference

India Study Youth Summer Program


International Online Conference:

International online conference on “Methods of Teaching and Learning used by the Educational Institutions during the period of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic” held on May 8th, 2020.


The sudden outbreak of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (covid19) has affected nearly all parts of the world. As a result, most of the Educational Institutions decided to go for online education and maintain the learning process.



Discussion topics:

  • Teacher-student online interaction in the time of COVID 19.
  • Maintain equity, access and inclusion in learning process.
  • Governance, partnership and collaboration during a pandemic.
  • Support services for special needs students during online teaching    at the time of COVID.

Different models of course-delivery at the time of online teaching due to pandemic




Special Lecture:

India’s 74th Independence Day Celebration in Toronto with a special lecture and activities by the children.
“India’s Foreign Policy Since Independence” Special Lecture by Captain Alok Bansal to celebrate 74th Independence Day of India held on August 15th, 2020.

India’s Foreign Policy Since Independence

Special Lecture by Captain Alok Bansal to celebrate 74th Independence Day of India held on August 15th, 2020.





India Studies Youth Summer Program 2020:

India Studies Youth Program was conducted from July 6th, 2020 to July 10th, 2020 in collaboration with Consulate General of India in Toronto and Ministry of Tourism.

BHARAT: THE INDIAN EXPRESSION

A 5-day long youth summer program covered a wide range of subject for the youth to understand and learn about India. Youth got familiarised with the India’s technological transformation, space science and innovation, tourism in India Pathways for Canada India Collaborations, India’s education system, international students in India, Indian diaspora, and India’s economic reform: a snapshot.

Lectures were delivered by eminent professionals and subject experts, academics, policy makers and practitioners.

"Know India Workshop":

An incredibly successful online workshop was held on November 9 & 10, 2020 for the students of Seneca College and Sathya Sai School, Toronto.

A wide variety of topics were covered which was relevant to the present time and provides a thought process for the future development. Our eminent faculty and other experts presented on India’s Space Program & Innovation, India’s advancement in information and communication technology, India’s economic snapshot: the reform journey & the current snapshot.




COVID-19 pandemic being a burning topic among all the sectors, was covered in the economic development and growth projection.


Other topics covered were Pathways for Canada India Collaborations: Contribution of Indian Diaspora, India’s education System: Recent Changes, Tourism in India.



Consul General of India in Toronto Hon’ble Ms. Apoorva Srivastava presented on the ‘Discover India’ to the college and young students in the ‘Know India’ workshop.




Penetration of digital technology at the grass-root level in India.



Nearly three hundred students, teachers and other professionals attended enthusiastically. The Workshop concluded with distribution of Certificates and Prizes for participants of quiz competition.



Complementarities Driving India – Canada Relations

Workshop
72nd Republic Day
Celebration was held on
January 29, 2021.


Innovation and Entrepreneurship:

Deepening ties to deliver new solutions in the sectors of health & medicine, education, science & technology, information & communication, artificial intelligence, food security to name some.

Event was featured in the newsletter of the Consulate General of India, Toronto, issue no. 10 on Feb 11, 2021.

Our panelists comprised of Consul General of India in Toronto, UCW President and Vice-Chancellor, BCC Advisors, Directors President, Adjunct Faculty members and BCC Fellows.

To commemorate India’s 72nd Republic day a workshop was organised jointly by Bharat Centre of Canada a policy think tank and University Canada West, in association with the Consulate General of India in Toronto. On 29th January 2020, from 11:30 am – 01.30PM (EST) on “Complementarities Driving India-Canada Relations”. The topic of discussion was on “Collaborative Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.



Mr. Brock Dykeman, President & Vice-Chancellor, University Canada West welcomed participants and shared plan for joint activities in coming months.


Dr. Nivedita Das Kundu, President Bharat Centre of Canada welcomed students, participants and professionals.


Mr. Dave Keighron, Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre, University Canada West explained the importance of team work in brining ideas into actions to support the growth in the journey of collaboration.


Mr. Sandeep Goel, CEO and President, ICICI Bank and BCC Advisor speaking on “Collaborative Innovation and Entrepreneurship.




Regular Columns and Research Articles



BCC & Strategic Eye Articles
A regular column on current affairs – relating to India and/or Canada and looking at ways to promote Indo-Canadian relations in many spheres.

BCC and Community Participation:

Bharat Centre of Canada strictly believe in giving back to the community. We get affected and feel connected with the society. Our members takes initiative and volunteer enthusiastically for important causes of the society.
Among many some of the drives were noticed by the local and city of Toronto community, when we distributed food to international students due to COVID-19 lockdown.