Shastri Support at UBC 2007-2018


SICI Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG & STSG)

YearName of ScholarName of ProgramProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2016-17Prof. Anne Murphy SSTSGCo-organizer of workshop, Bhai Vir Singh (1872-1957): Rethinking Literary Modernity in Colonial Punjab! Anshu Malhotra (Delhi University)
2016-17Anil Prasad SSTSGOn the synthesis of Cerium(IV) oxide pellets by reactive spark plasma sintering of Cerium(III) oxalate B.S.Murty (IIT Madras)
2013-14Pragya TiwariSSTSGThe burden of disease, wellness of society and quality of health care system in India.National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi
2012-13Prof. Julia Cruikshank STSGPresented a paper on “The Ongoing Lives of Stories: Persistence of Oral Tradition in Canada’s Far Northwest” University of Delhi
2012-13Dr. Amlan Das Gupta STSGPresented a paper on Veblen Preferences and the Falling Calorie Consumption in India: Theory and EvidenceUniversity of Delhi
2009-10Prof. Parveen BabbarSTSG1) Attended the 2nd International Libraries Conference at the University of British Columbia 2) Delivered two presentations regarding mobile technologies and m-learning in Indian libraries in distance educationIndira Gandhi National Open University
2008-09Dr. Dawn CurrieSTSGAttended the International Dialogue on “Citizenship and Civic Education: Pedagogy, Process, and Practice”University of Delhi
2007-08Dr. Diptiranjan PattanaikSTSGPresented a paper on "Translating a Colonized Region" at the 21st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Translation StudiesBanaras Hindu University


Millennium Development Goals Research Grant (MDG)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2008-09Dr. John R. WoodPoverty Eradication in Rural India: Poverty Reduction and the Community Management of Natural Resources in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh Dr. Amita Shah & Jharna Pathak-
Gujarat (Institute of Development Research (GIDR)) and Dr. Shashidharan Enarth (Development Support Centre)


Pro Development Initiative Grant (PDIG)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2011-12Dr. Kanchan SarkerLivelihood, Food Security and Urban Poverty in India Sharit Bhowmik (Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN))


Action Research Project Grant (ARPG)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2012-13Dr. Kanchan SarkerUnionization and Inclusive Urban Infrastructure: Blueprints from Mumbai's Female Home-based WorkersSharit Bhowmik (Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN))


SICI Student Excellence Award (SEA)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/Activity
2012-13Robin SimpsonLife injected with life: Locating Tolerance in Nasreen Mohamedi’s Abstraction
2008-09Kieran FindlaterAssessing the Land-Use Impacts of Biodiesel in India
2008-09Karen RideoutNovel Approaches to (re)embedding communities in the food system in Canada and India
2007-08Adrienne FastUndertaking preliminary language training in Bangla.
2007-08Julia Freeman Bio-safety and the regulation of agricultural biotechnology in India
2007-08Michael WindoverExchanging Looks: ‘Art Dekho’ Movie Theatres in Bombay


Institutional Research Collaboration Development Project (IRCDG)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2012-13Dr. Shafik DharamsiMaternal Health Seeking Practices Amongst Women of Low Resource Rural Areas in Melghat, IndiaDr. Shakuntala Chhabra (Mahatma Gandhi Inst. of Medical Sciences)
2012-13Dr. Kanchan SarkerFood Security and Hunger in Rural and Urban India: Study of Home Delivery and Cash Transfer SystemDr. Sharit Bhowmik
(Tata Institute of Social Sciences / School of Management and Labour Studies)


Internship Project for Indian Students (IPIS)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2012-13Raymond JosephCredit Risk and the Canadian Monetary Policy - Quantitative Analysis Indian Institute of Technology Madras


International Youth Internship Program (BYID)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2013-14Sara Baghbannezhad Shishvan Women Empowerment through Financial InclusionCentre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID)
2013-14Gagandeep (Gonee) SainiAttracting and Retaining Youth In Agriculture M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)


Shastri Partnership Seed Grant (SPSG)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2013-14Dr. Thomas J. SorkGlobal Education Leadership CollaborationDr. Vasudha Kamat (SNDT Women's University)


Canadian Studies Visiting Lecture Programme (VLP)

YearName of ScholarName of ProgramIndian Institute
2009-10Margery FeeCanadian Studies
Visiting Lecturer
JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of Delhi


Membership Development Fund

YearName of ScholarName of ProgramPurpose/Project
2017-18Prof. Sebastian PrangeShastri Membership Development Grant (SMDF)South Asia Conference in the Pacific Northwest
2011-12N/AMembership Development Fund (MDF)N/A


India Studies Fellowship Grant (ISF)

YearName of ScholarName of ProgramProject Title/Activity
2011-12Dr. Adheesh Avinash SathayeIndia Studies - Faculty ResearchThe Twenty-Five Tales of the Vetala: A Literary-Cultural Study of a Sanskrit Story Collection
2010-11Kiruthika R.India StudiesBharata natyam Margam:I have completed my margam in 2004 and since then have learnt quite a few other choreographies. The purpose of my visit to India will be to complete a repertoire which will be composed of an invocation, tanjore quatrte varnam, a few abinaya numbers and a tillana. I want to concentrate my work in India towards developing the abinaya aspects of my dance such as facial expressions, emotions, sublte gestures, eye movements, and emoting from deeper within.
2009-10Johnston, CalebIndia Studies - Student ResearchThe Prospects of Deep Democracy in India: citizenship, development and civil society
2009-10Adrienne FastIndia Studies - Student ResearchCrafting Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Bengal: Printmaking, Nationalism and Cosmopolitics
2009-10Dr. Sunera ThobaniIndia Studies - Faculty TrainingWomen’s Studies and Feminist Issues in India
2008-09Dr. Ashok KotwalIndia Studies - Faculty ResearchThe dynamics of rural growth and poverty decline


India Studies-Library Programme (IS)

YearNo. of Books


Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2016-17M. Shahria Alam Performance-Based Seismic Design Guideline for Buildings Isolated with Cost Effective FRP-Based Rubber Bearings Vasant Matsagar (IIT Delhi)
2015-16Michelle StackKnowledge Mobilization: Expanding Cross-Cultural Conversations about Mental Health and IllnessAnuradha Sovani (SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai)


Shastri Research Grant (SRG)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2015-16Prof. Anne MurphyEarly modern Punjabi: Assessing the ArchivesChander Mohan
Punjab University, Dept. of Evening Studies


Shastri Mobility Programme (SMP)

YearName of ScholarProject Title/ActivityIndian Institute
2017-18Gautam I. Menon*To facilitate linkages and institutional collaboration; *Initiation of MoU/academic partnership with Canadian or Indian Universities.The Institute of Mathematical
Sciences Chennai
2016-17Padmini Pani Water Resource Management (Sustainable river basin Management)Jawaharlal Nehru University
2015-16Charru SharmaEducation and Child Development, Arts EducationUniversity of Delhi


Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF)

YearName of ScholarName of ProgramProject Title/ActivityIndian Institution
2017-18 Ragini ChakrabortySRSF – Student“Why these apologies?” : Interrogating Indo-Canadian Relations through the incidents of the Komagata Maru and the Air India bombing Jadavpur University
2017-18 Lakshman Chakrav Nallan Chakravarthula SRSF – StudentThe Effect of Context (Proxemics) On Looking Behaviour of Individuals In Nonverbal Human CommunicationIndian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
2017-18 Lijo John SRSF – DoctoralWASH Clusters For Improved Healthcare During Disaster responseIIM Kozhikode
2017-18 Reetinder Kaur SRSF – Post-DoctoralTraditional healing practices among Punjabi Sikh mental health clients in India and Canada: Insights for counsellors and psychotherapists Panjab University
2017-18 Poushali Maji SRSF – DoctoralClimate Change, Air Quality and Development: Where are the win-wins (if any)?IIT Bombay
2017-18 Dhruv Rathi SRSF – StudentA Novel Method To Increase Mobile Operating System Security Devising New Adaptive Deep Learning
Delhi Technological University
2017-18 Sameena sameenaSRSF – DoctoralIn the grey zone between Itinerant Commercial Exhibitions and Bombay Cinema: Practices and Technologies of Vernacular Photography in North India, 1920-1980sIIT Kanpur
2017-18 Ritika Tiwari SRSF – DoctoralRole of SPINK1 in neuroendocrine transdifferentiation in prostate cancerIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur
2016-17Anusmita DeviSRSF – DoctoralAgeing, Body Practices, Gender Subjectivity, and Later life Identities among Older Adults in Urban Settings in India and CanadaIIT Gandhinagar
2016-17Kathyrn Sloane GeddesSRSF – StudentAmerican Institute of Indian Studies Summer Language Program in Sanskrit in Pune, MaharashtraIIT Mumbai
2016-17Sneha Singh SRSF – StudentDesign, Formulation and Pharmacological Evaluation of a Polyherbal Tea Bag -A Green Solution for Hypothyroidism and It’s Associated DisordersUniversity of Mumbai


Shastri Publication Grant (SPG)

YearName of ScholarTitle of Publication
2017-18Prof. Sebastian PrangeMonsoon Islam: Trade & Faith On The Medieval