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November 2012

Bright minds bridging borders

During his recent visit to India, Canada’s Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver met with some of the brightest minds the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay has to offer at an event meant to foster future opportunities for collaboration between India and Canada.

Sreeta Gorripaty, Sisir Yalamanchili and Chaitali Joshi recently returned to India, having completed Mitacs Globalink internships in Canada, with a newfound enthusiasm for bridging the borders between India and Canada through research and education.  These high-achieving students are the future leaders of India, and therefore their connection to Canada through the Globalink program and the Minister’s visit has the potential to make a real difference for the relations between the two countries. 

When asked what she would change about India-Canada relations given the chance, Sreeta responded: “I would like to see further collaborations aiming at maximizing research and future job prospects between the two countries.”  Mitacs Globalink provides an opportunity to do just that, and she hopes that more students in India looking to make a positive impact on their country get involved with Globalink – further building the bridge between the bright minds in India and Canada.