‘Canadawatch’ special issue successfully launched

Asha Bajaj
7 min readJun 3, 2019

Toronto, May 27 (Mediam): Official launch of a special issue of Canadawatch, organised jointly by Canada-India Project for Research and Innovation (CIPRI), of York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) and Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies of York University, in collaboration with Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) was done by Professor Ashwin Joshi, Director of the MBA Program at the Schulich School of Business, York University, at ICCC’s conference hall, at 924 The East Mall, Etobicoke, Ontario on May 15 from 3 pm — 5 pm.

From left to right: Sheila Embleton, Nivedita Das Kundu; Ashwin Joshi, Pramod Goyal. Maria Joao Dodman, Devika Penekelapati,

This special issue, the first publication of its kind, is part of joint research project conducted by the scholars and experts involved with CIPRI of YCAR at York University and aims to highlight existing research and collaboration between Canada and India.

In his inaugural address, Pramod Goyal, President of ICCC said that this year ICCC had launched an India chapter in New Delhi to promote the engagement with Indian businesses sectors and added ICCC also takes business delegations to India every year.

Maria Joao Dodman, Co-Project investigator CIPRI, Professor, York University, in her key remarks about the publication said this special issue highlighted mapping new pathways for Canada-India Collaborations: Preserve, Share and Explore.

Maria Joao Dodman

York University’s Asian Research aims to conduct quality research, to maintain bilateral relationships with India and establish dialogue with Indian communities to highlight its role in Canada’s multicultural mosaic. Academics and policy makers have been involved in the success of this publication. In this publication interdisciplinary approach has been adopted by the authors to encompass various fields of social sciences, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and added more future efforts were needed to get community involvement in such projects.

The next speaker, Dr. Nivedita Das Kundu, Director CIPRI, York Centre for Asian…



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