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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Protesters in Japan

Japan Seminar Series Announced

Seminar series launches November 5 with first event: Japan Breaks the Peace Code: Article 9 and Japan's Evolving Relationship with the Asian Other. More seminars to come in series titled "Japan and the Other: Societal Change from 1945 to the Present"

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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. A preliminary field research report has just been released and is available for download.

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Asia Dek Forum

Asia Desk Forum Law Conference

A unique opportunity for private and public sector lawyers with an Asian dimension to the practice to extend and deepen their knowledge of cutting-edge legal issues through a series of workshops, panels, and lectures, led by those who know Asia best. 

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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

The Land of Many Palaces

Featured eventJoin us for a screening of this incredible new documentary, The Land of Many Palaces by filmmaker Adam Smith. January 19th at 4pm in Elliot 162. Adam's film explores China's plan to relocate thousands of farmers to a new city in an effort to 'modernize' the region.

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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