Masters Fellowships

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph is offering two masters-level fellowships.

Project on tourism, citizen science, digital nature, and snow leopard tracking in the Indian Himalayas

One fellowship of up to $8,000 per year for two years is available for an applicant to join a project on tourism, citizen science, digital nature, and snow leopard tracking in the Indian Himalayas. The project is led by Professor Karine Gagné.


We are seeking SIX curious, engaged undergraduate students at the University of Guelph to participate in a pilot virtual connection activity with students at Indian universities in 2022–23.

You can register here. The deadline to register is Friday, 30 September 2022.


Engaging with My Indian Roots via Trinidad and Tobago

From 1842, indentured labourers (including half of my ancestors) were sent to the Caribbean, with large Indian populations moving to Trinidad, Jamaica, and British Guiana. The system endured until 1917. British-made famines were common during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, making indentureship schemes attractive. Certainly, indentureship was better than the slave trade it replaced, but it was grueling all the same.

Honorary degree to Bina Agarwal

Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester, received an honorary degree from the University of Guelph, and delivered the convocation address on June 14th, 2022. Here's the video of the ceremony and address:

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:

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