August 2010

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October 15, 2010: Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program- Funded by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Upcoming: “Buddhism in Canada” Hosted by IAR

Supported by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, housed at the Institute of Asian Research, and collaborating with the Department of Asian Studies, our mandate is to foster understanding of modern and contemporary Buddhist forms, and how they are involved in socio-economic and political life of Asia and abroad in Buddhist diaspora communities in […]

July 21, 2010: INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH AND ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE present Thailand’s Political Crisis: End of the Beginning

July 21, 2010: INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH AND ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE present Thailand’s Political Crisis: End of the Beginning 4:00pm-5:30pm Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall Join us for a panel discussion entitled, “Thailand’s Political Crisis: End of the Beginning?” featuring Nelson Rand and moderated by IAR Director, Paul Evans.  Rand is […]

UBC panel on Thailand features journalist shot during unrest

July 21, 2010 The University of British Columbia’s Institute for Asian Research presents a panel discussion on political turbulence in Thailand, Thailand’s Political Crisis: End of the Beginning? The discussion will feature Nelson Rand, a Canadian journalist and UBC alumnus based in Bangkok who was shot while covering the Red Shirt protests earlier this summer. Rand […]

Cultures of Sustainability; Sustainability of Cultures: An Asia-Pacific Workshop Series

July 8, 2010 UBC Coordinators Tim Cheek, Sneja Gunew, and Xin Huang This workshop series will include workshops in Canada (The University of British Columbia, UBC), Australia (The University of Wollongong UOW), and Singapore (The National University of Singapore, NUS) in the next two years (pending funding), and will bring together senior and junior scholars […]

The Filipino Factor: Canada’s largest source of immigrants

Saturday, June 12 The Philippines has outpaced China and India as Canada’s largest source of newcomers, thanks to a bulge of temporary foreign workers. They are a diverse group and they are not as “temporary” as their label suggests.

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