Why Canada Now Partnering with India through Higher Education-Corporate Linkages

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Join Dr. Indira Samarasekera, O.C., 12th President of the University of Alberta, speaking on "Why Canada Now? Partnering with India Through Higher Education-Corporate Linkages."

The University of Alberta is one of Canada's most respected research-intensive universities. Building strong international partnerships is a signature feature of Dr. Samarasekera's leadership. Recent agreements, notably with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, ...Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, and the Aga Khan University, illustrate the University of Alberta's commitment to working with the international community to find solutions to shared challenges.

Serving the wider community in several ways, Dr. Samarasekera sits on several local and national boards. She is Chair of the National Institute of Nanotechnology, sits on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) and the Public Policy Forum of Canada. She was part of a group of special advisors to the Canadian Minister of Environment at the 2009 Copenhagen Summit, served as a moderator and facilitator at the 2010 World Economic Forum in Davos, and was a part of the Prime Minister's roundtable on Canada-India higher education cooperation. She also participated in the 2008 and 2009 G-8 summits of university presidents in Hokkaido and Turin respectively. Dr. Samarasekera is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. She has received honorary degrees from the University of British Columbia, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Waterloo.

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Event Details

Thu 11 Nov 2010
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Centrum, 1st floor, Centre 1 Bldg, World Trade Centre Mumbai, Cuffe Parade 400005 Mumbai
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