University of Regina President Dr. Vianne Timmons announced on Tuesday the creation of a $100,000 scholarship fund for students from India wishing to enter the University in any undergraduate program.
Timmons travelled to India this week as part of a large delegation of presidents from universities across Canada. She made the announcement at the Presidents' Roundtable in New Delhi, where Canadian universities announced a series of India-specific initiatives.
The delegation, which includes 15 university presidents, is working to build academic and research partnerships with post-secondary institutions throughout India. Led by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the visit includes meetings with Indian educators, business leaders and government officials. The university presidents are also participating in a higher education summit organized by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
"The creation of this new scholarship fund means the University of Regina will be an increasingly attractive option for students from India," says Timmons. "Beginning in 2011, the fund will help up to 100 Indian students per year study at one of Canada's best comprehensive Universities - the University of Regina. This will add even more diversity to a campus that already serves more than 1,000 international students from 65 countries."
Timmons will return to Canada on November 16.
To learn more about the delegation, please visit: http://www.aucc.ca/publications/media/2010/canadian-universities-invest-in-india_11_09_e.html
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