SFU'S David Lam Centre

Supporting research and engagement with the Asia Pacific Region.

About the David Lam Centre (DLC)

David See-chai Lam Centre supports and facilitates research collaboration, networking and building the community of Asia-related scholars across campus and internationally. Click here to read the rest of our mandate or check out our funding opportunities below.


Opportunities for faculty

Part of our mandate is to facilitate engagement and research between SFU and Asia. SFU faculty (including limited term lecturers) conducting Asia-related research are eligible to receive support from David Lam Centre. Funding is available to members of the DLC. We also support a Scholar-in-Residence program.                                                                                                                                                     

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Resources for students

SFU David Lam Centre (DLC) offers an annual graduate student essay prize for $1,200 for an outstanding paper on intercultural issues, particularly as they relate to people in or from Canada and the Asia Pacific region. Funding is also available to graduate students to support their research.                                                                                                                               

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Funding for the community

We support events that are Asia-related, especially in terms of culture and history. Such events should be free and open to the public and /or connect to faculty interest at SFU. We can coordinate events by booking rooms at Harbour Centre; organizing food and drink; preparing event posters; and announcing the event to our networks.

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Keep up with the David Lam Centre


Past events


Anthropology professor and Director of the DLC, Michael Hathaway awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Michael Hathaway joins a diverse group of 180 exceptional individuals—and among nine from Canada—chosen from nearly 2,500 applicants. The international fellowships recognize their impactful social research and support further contributions to their fields.

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The Peak: Labour studies program discusses anti-Asian racism

The Peak provided coverage of our May 30th event: Anti-Asian Racism in B.C. and the Community Organizers who Stand Against it. The event focused on the global rise in anti-Asian racism by speaking to some of the B.C. based activists who have been organizing and building solidarities against it.

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Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award 2021: Vanessa Fong

Congratulations to Ms. Vanessa Fong, who won our 2021 Best Graduate Student Paper award

Vanessa is currently a PhD student in the Developmental Psychology program at SFU. Her research focuses on understanding quality of life and service navigation in families of autistic children from racialized and underserved communities.

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