U of M President Joining Counterparts on Historic India Mission

By Tyler Sutherland

Police officers check the belongings of shoppers at a busy marketplace in the old quarters of Delhi on the eve of Diwali November 4, 2010. Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, will be celebrated across the country November 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION)

University of Manitoba president Dr. David Barnard is set to embark on a historic seven-day mission to India today.

The delegation with 15 other Canadian university and college presidents will work to forge mutually beneficial links between Canada and one of the world’s most dynamic economies.

University leaders will promote Canada’s lead in higher education and search, while Barnard will facilitate several important forums during the visit.

Outcomes of the mission — organized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) — will be announced in the coming days.