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Call for Applications: Crossing Borders interships

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New Global South Asia Forum at UVic

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Forgotten Corridors

May 15 -18, 2017. Registration Now Open!

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CAPI Annual Report published

2014-2015 was a busy year for the Centre – check out everything we got up to in our latest Annual Report!

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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.


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Koto expert, Satomi Edwards, performing at Women Crossing Borders – Gender and the Asia Pacific during IdeaFest 2015

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A New Moon Over Tohoku a film by Linda Ohama Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 2:30 pm Cinecenta Theatre, University of Victoria Admission $5 (cash only) Students free (small donation graciously accepted) The Support Japan 2011 Gambare Nippon Group in Victoria in association with the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at Uvic are pleased to present Japanese-Canadian filmmaker Linda Ohama (Obaachan’s Garden 2001) and special guests for the screening of her new movie, A New Moon Over Tohoku. This full length movie is a moving story of love, survival and Japanese tradition in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Northeastern Japan. Shot on location over 2 1/2 years in the coastal villages of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima, this film chronicles a healing journey of both the Japanese-Canadian filmmaker and the Japanese residents affected by the disaster. Joining Linda are two of these residents, mother and daughter Kanako and Sera Sasaki from Otsuchi, a coastal village in Iwate prefecture.

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Migration, Mobility & Displacement Journal Special Issue Call for Papers: Forgotten Corridors Submission Deadline: October 4, 2016 The ongoing Syrian crisis has, in recent years, brought asylum and migration back to the forefront of policy thinking, state action, and public concern. This Special Issue seeks to bring attention the global nature of asylum and refugee politics, and to bring attention to the ‘forgotten corridors’ that have disappeared from the political agenda in light of the Syrian emergency. Papers will focus on migrant journeys, on the corridors of mobility that are forged as they cross social, cultural, political, and geographical borders. We welcome papers that examine the migrant journey, the routes and corridors of people on the move globally, and the spaces that can capture these journeys such as reception and detention centres. http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/migration-mobility/home/migration-journal/index.php

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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.

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