Centre for Canadian Studies

South Campus

University of Delhi

COVID-19 and Issues of Urban Sustainability in India and Canada

Conference Programme

The Centre for Canadian Studies was set up in March 1992 at the University of Delhi to promote Indo- Canadian academic collaboration among faculty members, research scholars and students, particularly in the field of multidisciplinary studies.

Our Centre is happy to announce that it is organizing a conference on “COVID-19 and Issues of Urban Sustainability in India and Canada”  from 11th to 12th March 2021. This conference is being funded by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute through its “Golden Jubilee Conference And Lecture Series Grant.” We will hold a two-day multidisciplinary conference with an inaugural session, followed by six technical/ plenary sessions and a valedictory session. Subject experts in the field from Canada and India have been invited to deliver lectures on the various sub-themes of the conference.

The pertinent details of the conference are given below:

Theme for the Conference

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030. Goal 11 focuses on making cities and human settlements, inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The COVID 19 pandemic has set us back several time periods in our quest to attain the different SDGs, including goal 11. This conference aims to discuss and highlight the impact of the pandemic, major lessons that can be learned and policy interventions needed to maintain inclusivity, safety, resilience and sustainability of our urban areas. The broad theme of the conference is: “COVID-19 and Issues of Urban Sustainability in India and Canada.” The sub-themes of the conference are as follows:

  • Historical and Literary Perspectives
  • Environmental Quality
  • Socio-economic and Political Impacts
  • Management and Governance
  • Transportation and Urban Design
  • Healthcare
  • Multidimensional Effects of COVID Pandemic
  • COVID Pandemic and New World Economic Order
  • Change in Scientific Method

Details for Submission

For any query: –

Please communicate at the email address: canada.centre@south.du.ac.in


There is no registration fee for participants. All participants will be given certificates.



Prof. Yamini Gupt

Deputy Director, Centre for Canadian Studies

University of Delhi 


Prof. Enakshi Sharma

Former Director, Centre for Canadian Studies

  University of Delhi


Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Chander Mohan Negi

Dr. Sunil Kumar

Dr. Manish Kumar

Tuhina Roy Choudhury