Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

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Daniela Damian appointed new ECS-CAPI Chair

Daniela Damian appointed new ECS-CAPI Chair

New CAPI interns

The new cohort of CAPI interns are preparing for departure. They will shortly be headed to internships in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo and Thailand starting at the end of April. Meet the 2023 CAPI interns.

Photo by 2022 CAPI Intern Charlotte Clar, Thailand


New CAPI interns

Capi Interns

The 2022 CAPI interns have returned from their internship placements, and any subsequent travel in Asia, and while they adjust to life back in Canada, they have been reflecting on their experiences and passing on advice for future interns. 

Pictured - Hayley Ham (left) and Keiran Ellis (centre) on a field trip with colleagues from the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia


Capi Interns

Field School in Thailand

Meet the students (and faculty) for our new Field School! The group departs 9 May for an intensive 2.5 weeks in Thailand, where they will be looking at issues of development, the environment and community resilience. CAPI is running this new course with POLI SCI and GDS. Funding is provided by Global Skills Opportunity Canada.


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


Another CAPI intern, Adam Tran (2012) is a featured in UVic Alumni 'ask an expert' for some tips on mental wellness. He says "I find that, even after all these years, remembering and “taking in” the beauty from my [CAPI] internship helps sustain my well-being, and it can be a really sweet source of nourishment in difficult times."  Adam was our first intern with Migrant Forum and the National Domestic Workers Movement in Kerala, India where he worked as a Program Assistant for 5 months.

CAPI on Instagram

Follow our inaugral Thailand Field School on their adventures from 9 - 28 May. 

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CAPI in the news


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