• December 17, 2021

Watch a presentation by Dr. Pradeep Merchant, Co-Chair of the Canada-India Center for Excellence

Dr. Pradeep Merchant, Co-Chair of the “Canada-India Center for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy” in Ottawa at the Carleton University is a well-known and respected individual in the Indo-Canadian community. He is also the Site Chief of the Division of Neonatology at the Civic Campus and Assistant Professor in Dept. of Paediatrics at University of Ottawa.

Dr. Merchant stresses the most importance currency Canada has to give to India is education. Every student becomes an ambassador of India, and when they finish their training, become an integral part of educational and economical development of Canada.

He provides an overview of the Canada-India Centre for Excellence’s activities, including the Canada-India Acceleration Program, professional development, policy research and dialogue, and potential areas of support.

Professional development programs; that is, short, non-academic credit granting courses delivered in a variety of subjects for university students, the private sector, and govt entities in India. These programs are delivered virtually and in-person, in fields such as nursing, business, and data science.

Entrepreneurship development: the Canada-India Acceleration Program supports women-led businesses scale their ventures in India and Canada. Achievements include 31 startups supported and $10m in revenue.

Policy research & dialogue: CICE provides a platform for academics and policy experts to discuss critical issues of relevance to the Canada-India relationship.

To learn more, visit https://carleton.ca/india/