Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

Intern 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 CAPI Interns!

We are excited to announce our six new interns for 2014. All interns work as program assistants for civil society organizations in Asia. Four of them are pictured here. Left to right is Beth-Anne Salzer, Elsie Daoust, Shannon Doyle and Kip Jorgensen. Stay tuned for their blogs and podcasts from their travels.

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Kathleen Gregson

CAPI hosts first ever Migration Master Class at UVic

On May 27-29, 2014, the first ever Migration Master Class was held at the University of Victoria. The three-day class was led by two experts in the field of Migration and Mobility - Jennifer Hirsch, from Columbia University and Heather Horst from RMIT University in Melbourne. Pictured above is Kathleen Gregson (left) interviewing nurse Alina Mabel in Indonesia.

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Unsustainable growth

Is China's Prosperity Unsustainable?

Congratulations to China Chair Guoguang Wu for receiving a SSHRC grant for his new research on "Unsustainable Prosperity: China, Globalization and the Political Economy of Development."

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Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw with the School of Child and Youth Care

Congratulations to the 2014 CAPI Faculty Research Grant recipients

Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw at the School of Child and Youth Care (pictured here) and to Dr. Jo-Anne Lee at the Department of Women's Studies for each being awarded a 2014 CAPI Faculty Research Grant.

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Child with leaf

New pilot study on stateless children in Indonesia

Stateless Children, Parents and Undocumented Migration: An Indonesian Pilot Study is a new CAPI research project studying undocumented migrant families in Southeast Asia.

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Zheng He statue

Zheng He's Maritime Voyages: Conference Program Now Available!

Eighty-seven years before Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic voyage, another of the world’s greatest navigators, the Chinese admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho), launched the first of the seven voyages he would lead across the Indian Ocean between 1405 and 1433. Click "Read More" to download the conference program.

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UVic's window to the Pacific Rim

The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives is located at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The Centre conducts research on policy issues and builds relationships with universities and civil society organizations in the region. It holds international conferences and events and acts as a resource facility for the university and the wider community on this important and diverse part of the world. Read more.


Upcoming events

Zheng He

Featured event: Join us in for a conference at UVic in August entitled, "Zheng He's Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China's Relations with the Indian Ocean World from Antiquity." Read more.

Photo credit: Mike Peel

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Associate Director of the Centre, Helen Lansdowne, talks about CAPI and its role as a research centre at UVic and in the wider community.

Many of our events are webcast on our Vimeo channel, or see our research videos and interviews with interns on our YouTube channel.

This month's featured Flickr photo was taken of former CAPI interns Adam Tran, Chandra Merry and George Benson during the World Social Forum on Migrations in the Philippines in 2013. View more photos on our Flickr space.

Interns at WSFM