Pacific Region Forum: Getting Beneath a Country-Level Understanding of Chinese Work Values
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The Official Opening Ceremony of explorASIAN 2017 is taking place on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00am at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University (149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver). explorASIAN celebrates national Asian Heritage Month each May. learn more →
News and Announcements
Asia Connect Student Working Group Showcase Competition
Date: May 27, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00PM
Location: SFU Harbour Centre Downtown Vancouver: Room 1400-1430
The event comprises of 9 post-secondary students from B.C. (UBC, SFU, UFV, and TRU) who have researched on topics related to youth and contemporary issues in Asia for the past 20 weeks. They will be competing for first place and People’s Choice awards.
- Chinese soft power and the Canadian youth
- Chinese youth and the Internet
- Japan’s aging crisis
- Connecting to youth in Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam)
- Corporation diplomacy between South East Asia and Canada (Vietnam)
- Diplomacy through environmental organizations (Philippines)
- South Asian youth and politics and migration (Sri Lanka)
- Engagement of BC interior to Asia
- Implications of immigration
Please RSVP to Jenny.firstname.lastname@example.org before May 24, 2017.
Congratulations to Ms. Tina Kong (MA), who won our 2016 Best Gradaute Student Paper award. Tina has quite an interesting migration story. Born and raised in Singapore, she moved to Vancouver B.C. in her late teens, where she earned her BA (University of British Columbia, 2013) and MA (Simon Fraser University, 2016) in Literature. Her research interests is shaped by her fascination with movement and place, and the stories people tell to sustain us in our journeys. These questions have brought Tina to Hong Kong, where she is now pursuing a PhD at Hong Kong Baptist University. The winning paper examines the mechanics of white supremacy in mid-century Canada, as told through Velma Demerson's autobiography Incorrigible. The paper was completed as part of her capstone project under the supervision of Dr. Christine Kim.
MEXT 2018 Research Student Scholarship
Application deadline: May 19, 2017
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2018 Research Student Scholarship for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. The scholarship covers full tuition, a monthly allowance and a round-trip flight between Canada and Japan.
The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1983 (for the 2018 scholarship year) who wish to study as research students. The research study area should be the same field that the applicant has studied or a related field. The term of the scholarship is 18 months to two years (including 6 months of Japanese language training) starting in April or October 2018.
Details are available on the Embassy of Japan's website.
Applicants who successfully pass the written application screening are required to undertake an interview and examination (English and Japanese language) to be held in late June or July.
Hou Family Fellowship for Taiwan Studies
Fairbanks Centre (Harvard)
Application deadline: May 15, 2017
The Hou Family Fellowship for Taiwan Studies sponsors one North America-based scholar of Taiwan Studies and one Taiwan-based scholar of Taiwan Studies as visiting fellows at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University to pursue Taiwan related research for a term of three to twelve months from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.
Applications are welcome from candidates with advanced Ph.D. candidate standing or recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Candidates may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship.
Total stipend: $25,000, plus $3,000 for research. Apply.
Hong Kong Baptist University
Master of Arts in Global Society
Application deadline: May 31, 2017
Master of Arts in Global Society (MAGS) is a one year full-time master’s programme co-offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies. MAGS is the first master’s programme in Global Studies in Hong Kong, which is taught by scholars who graduated from renowned universities in Asia, Europe and the US. Through this programme, students could build up knowledge in the areas of education, international studies, history, sport and recreation management, social work and sociology. Students could also develop their ability to integrate various social sciences theories and methodology and put them into practice. Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to explore globalisation and related issues from inter-disciplinary and multi-faceted perspectives.
HKSAR Government Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test
Application Deadline: April 13, 2017
The coming CRE and BLT (for HKSARG's civil service posts at degree or professional level) will be held on 3 and 10 June 2017 in Hong Kong. Details here.
The next application deadline for the December examination will be announced in June.
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Post-Graduate Research Fellowships
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and analysts. To this end, it offers up to three Post-Graduate Research Fellowships valued at $40,000 for Master’s graduates and $42,000 for PhD graduates for a one-year non-renewable term. Successful applicants will have a background in Asia-related research in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) social sciences, humanities, business, education, statistics, and natural sciences, and will be based on excellence and fit with the Foundation’s research priorities (energy and the environment; trade and investment; education; and sub-national relations with Asia.) Grants are not intended to support dissertation research.
CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Research Scholars at Kyoto University
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, on comparative and regional issues from a multi-area perspective, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.
Seven fellowships will be awarded for 2017-2018 on a competitive basis. Fellowships are normally for a six-month duration, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months.
2017 Taiwan Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
In addition to the Taiwan Scholarship Program for students who are interested in studying undergraduate, master or doctoral degree programs in Taiwan, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver (TECO) has also announced the 2017 Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program. The application period for both scholarship programs is from February 1 to March 31, 2017.
2017-18 Funding Competition
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
The David See-Chai Lam Centre (DLC) for International Communication offers funding opportunities to DLC Members interested in organizing projects and events that support our goals of fostering cross-cultural dialogue between Canada and the Asia-Pacific region and strengthening ties between academic institutions and the community. David Lam Centre is now accepting funding applications for projects to be carried out between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
Hong Kong SAR Government Administrative Services Summer Internship Program 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 22, 2017
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office has been committed to providing students and youths with information on the most recent developments in the employment market and career opportunities in Hong Kong.
The Administrative Service forms a cadre of multi-skilled professional administrators who play a key role in the Hong Kong SAR Government. They are involved in policy formulation, resource allocation and implementation of major Government programmes. The primary objective of the Administrative Service Internship Programme is to give qualified students who wish to pursue a career in the Administrative Service an early opportunity to get some hands-on experience of working in the Hong Kong SAR Government, so as to facilitate their future career planning. The application form and information about the program such as the eligibility criteria, conditions of service including pay, duties etc. can be obtained from the Civil Service Bureau.
To learn more about Hong Kong’s employment market and to search and apply for suitable job openings in Hong Kong, check out the new "Higher Education Employment Information E-Platform".
Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award for 2016 Best Graduate Student Paper
Application Deadline: January 16, 2017
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.
Last year's award went to Ms. Lisa Olding, an MEd student. Lisa's winning paper was part of her coursework in EDUC 825, taught by Dr. Ena Lee.