Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

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Daniela Damian appointed new ECS-CAPI Chair

Daniela Damian appointed new ECS-CAPI Chair

2023 CAPI interns

The CAPI interns are getting settled into daily life in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo and Thailand. Meet the CAPI interns.

2023 CAPI interns

Field School in Thailand

Our inaugural Field School students have returned from an intensive 2.5 weeks of experiential learning in Thailand. The group is shown here with staff and students from the Karenni Social Development Center in Mae Hong Son, a school for refugees located on the Thailand/Myanmar border.

Field School in Thailand

Over 30 years of bridging the Pacific

The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) is located at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. CAPI is a research centre focused on research, education and community engagement in the Asia-Pacific. We facilitate international conferences, events, and research projects for faculty and area experts as well as experiential learning opportunities for students. Since its inception in 1988, CAPI acts as a vital link between UVic and the Asia–Pacific region, providing opportunities and initiatives that bring scholars and others together.  Read more


CAPI at UVic


Congratulations to CAPI 2015 Crossing Borders incoming intern Taiwo Afolabi for winning a UVic Emerging Alumni Award

CAPI in the news


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Recent major works


India After World History: Literature, Comparison, and Approaches to Globalization (2022). Edited by CAPI Senior Research Fellow Neilesh Bose

book cover - Smart Cities in Asia

Smart Cities in Asia: Regulations, Problems, and Development (2022). Edited by CAPI Post-Doc Scholar Thanh Phan and Senior Research Fellow Daniela Damian [open access]

Landscapes of Injustice book cover

Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians (2020), the culminating volume of the Landscapes of Injustice Project, edited by Project Director and CAPI Senior Fellow Jordan Stanger-Ross