History and Location
Located in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, the Centre was initiated in 2010 by Carleton University and leaders from the Indo-Canadian community in collaboration with the High Commission of India. The Canada India Centre is located in the River Building, which is home to many of Carleton University’s most prestigious programs – the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, School of Public Policy and Administration, and the School of Journalism and Communications.Building on Carleton University’s strong tradition of community engagement and 40 years of experience in working with India, the Centre brings together scholars and practitioners in different fields to contribute to policy initiatives that benefit both countries. The School of Public Policy and Administration, the Sprott School of Business, the School of Engineering and Design, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Faculty of Science work collaboratively to assure an interdisciplinary approach to research to address the most pressing issues facing India and Canada. The Centre is a hub of events, research and partnerships which expand our perspectives, build stronger partnerships and leverage great ideas into economic engines.
CICE is a research and training centre to promote bilateral ties between the two countries. The centre has the following key objectives:
Support Policy-Relevant Research
The Centre brings together stakeholders to look at critical issues impacting the Canada-India partnership and explore opportunities and challenges. The Centre is currently working on projects related to India’s GHG emissions, smart cities infrastructure requirements, clean water technologies for remote and rural communities, and “Make in India” review for Canadian businesses.
CICE offers workshops and professional development courses to businesses, public officials, and academic administrators for more effective engagement. For a list of our programs, please see here.
CICE promotes better understanding of key policy issues between the two countries through publications and events. CICE’s quarterly publication, Innovation Connections, offers a unique perspective on innovation-related initiatives in Canada and India. CICE’s signature events are: Innovation Conference and the prestigious annual Dhahan Lecture series. CICE also hosts regular events to highlight relevant initiatives.