Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar University
Indo-Canadian Centre :: A multidisciplinary bi-national and bilingual conference on June 11 & 12, 2012 (The French Canadian Context) at Pondicherry University
Indo-Canadian Centre :: A multidisciplinary bi-national and bilingual conference on June 11 & 12, 2012 (The French Canadian Context) at Pondicherry University
Indo-Canadian Centre , Dr. H .S. Gour University Sagar MP
A multidisciplinary bi-national and bilingual conference on June 11 & 12, 2012 (The French Canadian Context) at Pondicherry University
Event Date(s) :  JUNE 11 & 12, 2012
Proposals are to be submitted by : April 15, 2012
Event Location
Event Details
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce Engaging Canada – Engaging India: The French Canadian Context to be held on Monday and Tuesday June 11 & 12, 2012 at the Pondicherry University in Pondicherry, India. This is the first bi-national and bilingual conference of its kind being sponsored by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Given the rich French heritage of Pondicherry and the strong academic presence of the Pondicherry University on the Indian academic scene, this conference promises to be highly beneficial to all participants. This event will be of special interest to all scholars and institutions from Quebec (French and English) as well as their Indian counterparts. Conference participation is open to all institutions across Canada.
The Conference objectives are as follows:
• To showcase important India focused individual and collaborative research in diverse fields taking place in Canada with special focus on French and English universities in Quebec.
• To provide opportunities for Indian scholars and researchers in the area of French Canadian Studies and other disciplines such as Science, Technology and Management to share their work with their French Canadian counterparts and others.
• To encourage French Canadian Studies participation from Canadian provinces other than Quebec.
• To provide networking opportunities for participating Quebec institutions for the purpose of further engagement with Shastri member institutions in India.
Canadian conference participants will be responsible for their personal international travel expenses. Pondicherry University will arrange for transportation between Chennai (the international airport connection) and Pondicherry and also provide hospitality including food as part of the Conference registration cost. Limited complimentary accommodation will be available for Canadian participants at the University Guest House on a first come first serve basis. Additional complimentary shared accommodation may be available at the Pondicherry University residence. The registration fee for Canadian participants is $150 to cover the cost of transportation from Chennai to Pondicherry and other conference related expenses. Block room rates will be available at the local hotels and guest houses for participants needing alternate accommodations outside the Pondicherry University campus. Please note that participants will have to cover their own accommodation expenses if they are staying off campus.
Canadian scholars interested in submitting a panel or paper proposals for presentation during the conference are requested to complete the attached form(s).
Individual Paper Proposals:
Proposals are to be submitted by April 15, 2012. Panel and paper proposals are invited on the following topics and areas of focus:
• French Canadian Studies
• Religion, Art, and Architecture
• Multiculturalism and Diaspora Studies
• Energy and Environment
• Gender and Health
• Food Sustainability
• India-French Canada Business and Economic cooperation
Please note: Subject to the availability of funding, some modest travel subsidy may be available for scholars whose proposals have been accepted to be presented at the conference. Shastri is also currently in the process of exploring the possibility of block discount air fare rates for Canadian participants.
Paper and panel proposals on relevant topics and themes other than the ones specified above may be considered at the discretion of the program committee. For further information please contact:
Mariam Elghahuagi
Communications Officer
Shastri Indo- Canadian Institute
Tel. 403 220 2847
Cell 403 478 7950