June 2012

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Honouring Japanese Canadian students of 1942

The Ceremony Honorary degree ceremony for Japanese Canadian students of 1942 A special ceremony was held during UBC’s 2012 spring congregation to recognize and honour the Japanese Canadian students whose university experience was disrupted in 1942 when they were uprooted and exiled from the B.C. coast – a violation of their citizenship rights. Honorary degrees […]

Uncertain Times in Tibet

Uncertain times on the ‘roof of the world’ Basil Waugh and Gudrun Jonsdottir A conversation with leading Tibet scholar Tsering Shakya The Dalai Lama’s short visit to Canada this spring highlighted again the difficult situation he and his Tibetan followers face. Living in exile in India since 1959 and facing persistent condemnation from China, the […]

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