Vikas Swarup: Not only to make a living, but also to make a life

The world needs more well-rounded, versatile and open-minded young people than it needs unquestioning idealogues, says this year’s U of G honorary degree recipient, Vikas Swarup. This well-known diplomat and hugely successful writer, whose book Q&A was the basis for the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, presents these qualities in the character Jamal Malik, played by actor Dev Patel, who uses such traits to rise to stardom.

Gwen Chapman: The Importance of India in Internationalization and Global Engagement at the University of Guelph

In the post-pandemic world, international engagement and research collaboration may look quite different than in the past. We’ve learned how easy it can be to communicate with colleagues around the world in real time, without needing to travel. Well-attended international webinars, guest lectures by non-Canadian speakers, and virtual annual lectureships have prevailed.

So, can CIRCLE be a hub for such future research endeavours at Guelph?

Parasitic Oscillations by Madhur Anand

Madhur Anand's new collection of poems is out

Madhur Anand's new collection of poems is out. This book examines various aspects of human life in the epoch of Anthropocene. Anand is a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences and a CIRCLE member. Read more here.

Friendship in South India glanced at the poster hung on the South Indian yoga ashram’s wall, and read to myself the phrase displayed, “what you really need to know is what you want out of this life.”

I laid down on my mat and thought about these words. I found myself in a South Indian ashram in 2016 as part of my ongoing training and education as a certified yoga instructor and registered therapist in Canada, and a result of my own personal journey of healing and growth in my life.

ICSSR Lecture Series

Dr. Helen Hambly was a discussant to Prof. Ashwani Kumar's lecture Disenfranchised Migrants and Citizenship. This was a part of the ICSSR Lecture Series.

Recording of lecture and discussion:

Successful Defense by Elisa Cooper

On September 17th, Elisa Cooper successfully defended her MSc. thesis in Capacity Development and Extension, entitled Transforming Ourselves and Transforming Our Community: A case study of learning theory and practice within Society of the Universal Learner in Bihar, India.  Thesis advisor: Dr.Helen Hambly

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