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The Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) is a research facility at The University of British Columbia (UBC). CISAR brings together faculty, research associates, and graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in the cultures, historical evolution and contemporary developmental challenges of the subcontinent. CISAR is part of the Institute of Asian Research and is located in the C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2.
CISAR's multi-faceted mandate includes:
- The development of inter-disciplinary research on South Asia
- The dissemination of research findings through seminars, lectures, conferences and publications
- The promotion of interaction between the university and members of South Asian communities in Vancouver and British Columbia.
CISAR creates links between UBC specialists on India and South Asia and those situated elsewhere in Canada and abroad.