Established in February 2020 as a University-wide centre, the Canada India Research Centre for Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is an interdisciplinary nucleus in Canada for cutting edge research on India/Indian diaspora, to showcase, advocate, catalyse, and foster an equitable, respectful, and sustained exchange of knowledge between Canadian and Indian scholars on complex and emerging (and unexplored) topics related to sustainability and social and economic well-being. CIRCLE is a gathering place for faculty, students, and community partners who are curious, interested, or engage in research related to India and Indian diaspora. In using the terms "India" and the "Indian diaspora", CIRCLE acknowledges India’s interconnectedness with other countries and regions in a globalised world. CIRCLE also focuses on south Asia and south Asian diasporas.