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Friday, January 15, 2016

Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland on Trans Pacific Partnership

On Tuesday, January 12th, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of International Trade, visited UBC and engaged in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Yves Tiberghien about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Read the full summary of the event.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Japanese Consul General Okada Seiji, the Honourable Mike Bernier, BC Minister of Education; Former Ambassador and IAR Honorary Professor Joseph Caron; IAR Director Yves Tiberghien; and JET BC Alumni Association President Michael Dalley perform the ritual of opening the cask of sake for the new year (Kagami Biraki (鏡開き)) on January 13, 2016 at the Official Residence of the Japanese Consul General.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

NEW OPPORTUNITY:

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE YENCHING ACADEMY at PEKING UNIVERSITY

A fully paid residential one-year “Elite Interdisciplinary China Studies Experience for Future Global Leaders” leading to a Masters in China Studies (Zhongguo Suoshi).  

Full details of the application process can be found here

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Congratulations to Pascale Massot, Asia-Pacific Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs!

MAAPPS alumna and former IAR fellow Pascale Massot has recently been appointed to the position of Policy Advisor, Asia-Pacific, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Stéphane Dion. Pascale completed her Ph.D in Political Science under the supervision of Dr. Yves Tiberghien, with Dr. Brian Job and Dr. Louis Pauly serving on her committee. Congratulations to Pascale on her new post! 

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Think 20 Kickoff Meeting

IAR Director Yves Tiberghien takes part in the kickoff meeting of the Think 20 process in preparation of the China G20 summit, which will take place on September 4-5, 2016. See the photo here.

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Friday, December 04, 2015

Apply for the UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) Program

The University of British Columbia’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program is a professional global public policy program that provides policy makers and future leaders with multidisciplinary policy analysis and design skills as well as subject-specific expertise in development, sustainability and global governance. Students gain unique insights into Asia Pacific policy issues and interactions between emerging Asia and developed countries along with the ability to effectively navigate domestic and global policy settings. Candidates graduate ready to drive positive policy change in industry, government or non-profits anywhere in the world.

The MPPGA program is accepting applications for Fall 2016. Learn more at mppga.ubc.ca and subscribe to our newsletter.

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Friday, December 04, 2015

IAR's Pan Tianshou Scholarship

The Institute of Asian Research invites submissions for the Pan Tianshou Scholarship, funded by the Pan Tianshou Foundation (PTSF) and the Vancouver Chinese Culture and Arts Foundation (VCCAF). 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. All students currently pursuing an MA or PhD at UBC-Vancouver are eligible for this award. For more information, read the submission guidelines. For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Timothy Cheek (t.cheek@ubc.ca) or Dr. Tsering Shakya (tshakya@mail.ubc.ca).

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Monday, November 02, 2015

The 2015 Nehru Humanitarian Award Recipient

Congratulations to graduate student, Julie Vig, for winning the 2015 Nehru Humanitarian award!

The annual award of $1000, established in the memory of Prem Goel, is given to the UBC graduate student judged to have the most promising research program related to South Asia.

For more information about this award, please contact kerry.ross@ubc.ca.

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Friday, October 09, 2015

The 2015 Nehru Humanitarian Award in the Memory of Prem Goel

 The Centre for India and South Asia Research invites submissions for the 2015 Prem Goel Memorial Award. The annual award of $1000 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. Submissions due by 4 pm on Friday, October 23 and should be sent to kerry.ross@ubc.ca. For more information, click here.

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Monday, October 05, 2015

Upcoming Event: Can the Yuan Challenge the Dollar for Monetary Supremacy?

Professor Benjamin J. Cohen from the University of California, Santa Barbara talks about the international competitiveness of a currency, and whether the Yuan has the potential to surpass the US Dollar in the foreseeable future. Join us on Friday, October 9th at 12:00 PM for a light lunch prior to the talk. See the event page for the RSVP link and further details!

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