Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award

Mr. Peter Eng, family members, friends and colleagues established this fund within the David Lam Centre at Simon Fraser University in 1997 in memory of Mr. Peter Eng’s father, the late Mr. Paul Tai Yip Ng. Presently the fund provides for the annual awarding of a prize to a student who has composed an outstanding paper on intercultural issues, particularly as they apply to people in or from Canada and the Asia Pacific region.

The David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce the Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award for 2019 Best Graduate Student Paper.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2020

Criteria:

The award will be given to the best graduate student research paper that advances our understanding of intercultural issues, particularly as they apply to people in or from Canada and the Asia Pacific region.

  • The paper must have been completed as part of the applicant’s graduate studies at Simon Fraser University in 2019. The maximum number of pages is 30.
  • This award is open to current graduate students from all disciplines at Simon Fraser University. Awardee(s) must agree to attend the award ceremony in Spring 2020.

Terms of the Award:

The winner will be presented a cheque in the amount of $1,200 at the award ceremony in Spring 2019.

How to Submit:

Submissions consisting of the following should be sent to dlcadmin@sfu.ca with Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award in the Subject line by the deadline.

1.  a one-page cover letter from the graduate student expressing his/her intention to submit the paper for this competition; and how the paper advances our understanding of intercultural relations, particularly as they apply to people in or from Canada and the Asia Pacific.
2.  a copy of the graduate student's paper; and
3.  a short nomination letter by the supervising professor or professor who taught the course for which the paper was written. The nomination letter should include the supervising professor’s evaluation of the student’s work.

2018 Winner

Abstract

Huawei's research and development labs often partner with Canadian universities, providing students with hands-on telecommunications industry training and additional funding the host university. In return, Huawei receives part of any IP created by the R&D labs. This process has sparked a complex and emotionally charged conversation about the role of a foreign-interest company in publicly funded university. In this paper, Huawei’s R&D lab partnerships with Canadian universities are used as a microcosm to illustrate the power relations of university-industry IP partnerships in Canada. Broadly, this case study is analyzed by exploring how the forces of neoliberalism and global IP regulations shape power relations between Huawei, Canadian universities, and nation-states. First, the paper historicizes the development of IP regulations within neoliberalism, highlighting neoliberalism’s conflicting free-market and protectionist ideologies. Next the paper is divided into three sections that explore the specific interests of Huawei, Canadian universities, and nation-states in their quest to control IP.