Mar 29Rebalancing competing values relating to the right to be forgotten and users’ rights: Toward a new conception of rights in the age of AI, IoT, and Robotics Room 106, Allard School of Law, 1822 East Mall
Abstract: How would cutting-edge information technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Robotics impact on our daily lives, society, and legal systems? What should be done to deal with issues brought by such latest technologies? With using a comparative analysis of laws in Japan, EU, and US, this lecture focuses on...
Mar 30Health Care for 1.3 Billion: Successes and Challenges in China’s Health System Reforms Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
China has made significant progress toward universal health coverage that meets the reasonable expectations of the population and addresses the perennial patient complaint of “kan bing nan, kan bing gui” (getting healthcare is difficult and expensive). Yet many challenges remain. The recently announced 13th 5-year-plan for deepening health system reform issued by the PRC State...
Mar 31Australia & Canada in the Trump Era Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
About the Speaker Mr. Paul Maddison is High Commissioner of Canada in Australia with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. He also holds concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau. He began his current assignment upon arrival in Canberra in August 2015. Mr....
IAR is delighted to announce that Jessica Giang has been selected as one of the Yenching Scholars in the third cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. Jessica graduated with a B.A. Honours in Political Science and International Relations from UBC in 2014. Jessica will join other outstanding graduates from around the world who will spend the 2017-2018 academic […] Read more >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, B.C. – March 8, 2017 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), in partnership with the Canada China Business Council, the China Institute at the University of Alberta, the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University […] Read more >>
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 >>
China Radio International | Mar 20, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien
CBC’s On the Coast | Mar 15, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (segment begins at 2:18:00)
NPR | Mar 9, 2017 | Featuring: Mendee Jargalsaikhan (PhD candidate)
CBC | Mar 8, 2017 | Featuring: Centre for Japanese Research, Dr. David Edgington
The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at the University of British Columbia invites submissions for the Pan Tianshou Scholarship. Five graduate scholarships of $2,000 each are offered to Masters and PhD students who are studying or conducting research in Chinese Studies or research relating to China. The scholarships are funded by the Pan Tianshou Foundation […] Read more >>
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 >>