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.The Centre has in its nineteen years of existence succeeded in its objectives. Every year it organizes a Lester Pearson lecture in the memory of the late Prime Minister of Canada. To promote interest among students in Canadian Studies, the Centre organises an annual Pierre Trudeau memorial debate. The Centre has a programme of sending students who are pursuing post graduate professional programmes in the University to Canada for a summer internship in collaboration with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and the Canada-India Business Council. The Centre has a vibrant publication programme based on its workshops and seminars and six books have been published by the Centre so far. The Centre organizes workshops and seminars regularly for faculty members and research scholars and students. Based on the outstanding work of the Centre, UGC has upgraded the Centre to an 'Area Studies Programme Unit' since 2002.