Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives


Financial awards now available for students at UVic

From learning Mandarin in China, to winning the coveted student essay prize, a CAPI award or scholarship can help fund your love of learning a language, build your résumé and win some funding for your studies. Closing date May 1, 2014.

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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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CAPI intern story series: Imprints in Micronesia

2013 marked CAPI's internship program's ten year anniversary. To commemorate we have collected a series of stories from some of our past interns.  Our second story is from 2004 intern, Carla Taylor. Photo credit: Julio Reis.

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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

CAPI to host conference on Chinese maritime explorer, Zheng He

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.

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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