Dalhousie University, Canada partners with MYRA School of Business
The Trustees, the Governing Board, Faculty, and the students of MYRA School of Business, cordially invite you to the
Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada & MYRA School of Business, Mysuru, India
Celebrating the launch of
the Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics and Business Insights (CEDABI)
Mr. Greg Giokas
His Excellency Consul General of Canada to Bengaluru
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding
Date: Monday, March 28, 2016 | 11:30 am
Venue: Athena Auditorium, MYRA School of Business
You are cordially invited
Dramatic Moment for Canada and India-Says His Excellency Mr. Greg Giokas, Counsel General of Canada to Bengaluru
Monday, March 28, 2016
A dramatic moment for Canada and India — was witnessed by all at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada and the MYRA School of Business, Mysore, India, which was held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM in the Athena Hall of MYRA.
This MOU was signed in the gracious presence of His Excellency, Mr. Greg Giokas, Consul General of Canada to Bengaluru and a host of other dignitaries and invitees.
Dr. Carolyn Watters, Provost and Vice President, Academic, Dalhousie University who flew down specially for the occasion to formalize this relationship and Dr. Shrijay Urs, Executive Director, MYRA exchanged the MOU Document.
The MOU formally established a relationship and set a framework for collaborative studies between the two institutions to facilitate broadest academic relations. It laid out a common platform for collaborating on Data Analytics, faculty and student exchange programs, collaborative research, exchange of scientific and information materials and other associated work towards enriching mutual academic interests of the two institutions.
His Excellency, Mr. Greg Giokas in his address said that this was indeed a dramatic moment for him as Canada and India enjoy a special friendship, underpinned by a vibrant Indo-Canadian community, which continues to make tremendous contributions to the educational fabric of the two nations. He was happy to share that Canada is host to a large Indian diaspora. Education is a key area of mutual interest and collaboration between India and Canada and the two countries have already established policies to encourage student and faculty exchange, research and curriculum development, organization of workshop and seminars, twining between institutions of higher learning, and facilitates mutual recognition of educational qualifications, among others, and today’s event of the signing of the MOU between Dalhousie and MYRA is well-positioned in this direction, he said. Indian Prime Minister Mr. Modi’s recent visit to Canada to sign MOU’s to bring in mutual benefits in trade, education, energy IT, defense and other domains has been very encouraging, he said. He was very enthusiastic to mention about the positive effect on growth in India from Modi’s ‘Digital India’ and ‘Silk India’ programs; he also opined and hoped that Canada will follow India’s footsteps in coming up with ‘Make in Canada’ initiatives.
Dr. Carolyn Watters in her address deliberated upon the importance of data and data analytics in today’s scenario of educational administration. She took the audience through the data collection, statistics and work on data analytics executed at the different departments & levels of her University and showed the importance of the efficient use of data and data mining in making the right decisions in enrolment, retention, courses, workload distribution, classroom usage, advising, impacts on research and other areas. She said that data in any corporate or educational environment can manage a total cultural change.
Earlier, Dr. Michael Shepherd, CEO and Professor, CEDABI, Professor of Computer Science at Dalhousie University, welcomed Dr. Watters and His Excellency, Greg Giokas. He said that Dr. Watters has travelled far and wide to establish linkages and collaboration of Dalhousie University with other international universities. It is very important for students to get an exposure to more cultures; MYRA has well established itself as a global institution in India and MYRA’s tie-up with Dalhousie University today is just one more step to further strengthen this mission, he concluded.
Dr. Sudhindra Seshadri, Senior Associate Dean (Academics), MYRA, in his valedictory address thanked the dignitaries and said both Dalhousie University and MYRA look forward to a productive and wonderful partnership. Dr. Shrijay D Urs, Executive Director, MYRA, faculty, staff, students and a number of special invitees formed the gathering.