MISSION STATEMENT

As communications and transportation technologies have developed and global migration has intensified people from varying cultural backgrounds work and live side by side. However, the long-term vitality of international relations and civil society requires much more than merely living side by side in mutual tolerance. Efforts must be made to draw on the strengths of diversity in the interest of forging ideals and goals that can be shared.

Over the past two decades the David Lam Centre has remained committed to fostering intercultural dialogue through its support of academic research and publication and through a wide variety of community activities. This process entails the building of bridges between the academy and the broader public domain and between Asia and Canada.

The David Lam Centre seeks opportunities to cooperate with academic and community organizations that share these aspirations. This site provides information on current activities, events and projects, and on partner organizations.

 

EVENTS & NEWS

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Taiwan’s Economic Development, Relations with mainland China, and the bid for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

6 pm, October 24, 2014
Join us for a dialogue with Director-General William Chuang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver on how reduced tension across the Taiwan Strait can pave the way for Taiwan’s TPP membership and why Canada stands to gain from showing support.
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Pacific Region Forum: WAR for TALENT

2 pm, October 30, 2014
Business success these days relies heavily on what are called “talents”. However, there are gaps between the kind of talents that industry expects and those that academia has delivered.
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Corporate Responsibility in the East Asia Region

2 pm, November 20, 2014
In an era of globalization and international trade integration, what is the potential for cross-cultural convergence of corporate responsibility?.
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Canadian Steel Chinese Grit (documentary film)

Co-produced by the David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication

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Chinese Canadian History

David Lam Centre is  developing educational materials about the contributions of Chinese Canadians, over more than two centuries, to the building of Canada.

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