Feb 27The Flow and Ebb of Canadian Development Efforts in Nepal Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
In his talk, Ivan Somlai will note some complexities, frustrations, and epiphanies arising from work with donor and host governments as he experienced them in development initiatives in Nepal since 1976. Beginning with his current IDRC-supported “Forest & Wildfire Management Project”, he will also draw on examples –as time permits—from other projects, to illustrate trends, collaboration, competition...
Feb 28Globalization, the State, and Foreign Labor Policy: Japan in Comparative Perspective Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
To stay competitive in the global marketplace, states have been increasingly forced to supplement their domestic workforce with foreign labor. However, the question of labor importation remains highly contentious, producing puzzling cross-national variation in admission schemes for less-skilled workers. How can we explain this policy divergence among similar advanced economies? In this talk, Dr. Kalicki...
Feb 28International Mother Language Day Celebration Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
UNESCO proclaimed February 21 as the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) in 1999 to celebrate and protect the diverse languages of the world. While IMLD is an effort to honor people’s right to speak their mother tongues, to preserve their culture and identity, and to safeguard the many endangered languages of the world, it is also a tribute...
IAR and the UBC China Council held a discussion roundtable with Ambassador John McCallum, just before his settlement in Beijing, as Canada’s new Ambassador to China. This briefing session was part of Ambassador’s McCallum’s Canada tour to hear opinions of experts and Canadians from all walks of life on where the Canada-China relations should go. […] Read more >>
Dr. John Wood, former director of the Centre for India and South Asia Research and Professor Emeritus at the Department of Political Science, published the book Community Natural Resource Management and Poverty in India: The Evidence from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh (co-authored with Shashidharan Enarth, Jharna Pathak, Amita Shah, and Madhu Verma). This book examines whether […] Read more >>
On Wednesday, February 8th, IAR celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the C.K. Choi building. IAR was founded in 1978, and relocated into the C.K. Choi Building in 1996. The building was the first of its kind on the UBC campus with its sustainable design and use of recycled material. A number of the […] Read more >>
Statement in the Senate by Senator Yuen Pau Woo (Senior Fellow at IAR): Read more >>
CBC Radio Canada | Feb 17, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (French only)
China Global TV | Feb 15, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien
The Jakarta Post | Feb 14, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans
Roundhouse Radio | Jan 26, 2017 | Featuring: Yves Tiberghien
People In and Out of Place – Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference 2017 The 33rd Biennial CCSEAS conference theme—“People In and Out of Place”—represents a long standing and yet often forgotten dynamic of a region known as the crossroads of different peoples, histories, cultures and politics. We welcome panels, roundtables and screen works […] Read more >>
2017 Taiwan Scholarship Purpose: The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Republic of China (Taiwan) — the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities […] Read more >>
2017 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Purpose: To encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to study Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan); To provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international […] 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 >>