Jan 20Welcome to Washington Heights: American Towns and Americanization in Occupied Japan Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
Abstract: From the 1950s, Japanese are said to have embraced the so-called “bright life”—that is, a middle class social ideal inspired by the bright lives led by their American occupiers. As the story’s been told up to now, the “bright life” was enshrined in the American magazines, movies, and TV programs that flooded Japan during...
Jan 20CJR Annual Open House Reception C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
UBC’s Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) is pleased to announce its Annual Open House Reception on Friday, Jan 20 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. The Open House Reception will also serve as a belated New Year’s celebration. We welcome anyone interested in Japan to join us for light refreshments and traditional Japanese dishes while learning about the diverse events...
Jan 23Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Roundtable Discussion: Himalayan Research at UBC Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
This event is an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion featuring the research of several UBC graduate students. With participants from Humanities, Social Sciences, and Medicine, the roundtable will initiate conversations across disciplines and showcase exciting projects focusing on the Himalayan region from across the university. Stay tuned for further details! Discussion begins at 5pm. This event is sponsored by the Himalaya Program and...
CBC | Jan 12, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien
CBC Radio-Canada | Jan 6, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (French only, segment begins at 18h39)
The Atlantic | Jan 4, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Kai Ostwald
Roundhouse Radio | Jan 4, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (segment begins at 23:42)
Helina Jolly, the 2016 recipient of the Nehru Humanitarian Graduate Scholarship in Indian Studies, was honoured for her work at the annual Goel Family Charitable Foundation’s Jawaharlal Nehru Award Night. The Goel family has been supporting generations of students at UBC through this and seven other student awards. Congratulations Helina! Read more >>
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named nine new, non-partisan senators, one of which is IAR’s very own Yuen Pau Woo. Yuen Pau Woo has served as the former president of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and is currently a senior fellow in public policy at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of […] Read more >>
UBC’s MPPGA is a 20-month, full-time professional degree in global public policy offered at UBC Vancouver. Every September, we welcome a new class of students from various disciplines and countries around the world—all of whom share a passion for global change. The MPPGA curriculum combines classes with hands-on training and field work to build core policy skills […] Read more >>
The Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) invites submissions for the 2016 Prem Goel Memorial Award. The annual award of $1,000 is given to the UBC graduate student judged to have the most promising research program related to South Asia. All students pursuing an MA or PhD at UBC-Vancouver are eligible for this […] Read more >>
The 2-week long exchange program provides young U.S. and Canadian students and professionals a wonderful opportunity to explore Taiwan through workshops, lectures, home stays, historic site visits and extensive cultural activities from May 28 through June 10, 2017. Travel and living arrangements in Taiwan are provided by the Ministry. The Fellowship is limited to the […] Read more >>
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is seeking young Canadians who are interested in researching contemporary topics in Asia. Research work topic streams are: Building Skills for the Asian Century: Increasing professional competencies for Asia Widening the Scope of Canada-Asia Diplomacy: Alternative diplomacy methods Connecting with the Asian Century’s Future Influencers: Examining youth interests in […] Read more >>
The program committee for the 23rd Anniversary Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) welcomes scholars to submit abstract proposals for our 2017 conference to be held at Stanford University. The conference will be organized around the theme “RE: Taiwan as Practice, Method, and Theory“. We welcome submissions of individual papers or panels […] Read more >>
Fellowship Description The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners. To this end, it is offering a three-month Junior Research Fellowship for applicants interested in learning more about Canada’s engagement with Asia. Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are […] Read more >>