Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

Inspire: STEM for Social Impact

Computer Science prof Daniela Damian aims to strengthen student retention among underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines

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New round of federal funding for CAPI's student abroad programming

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Punjab in the World: History, Politics, and Migration Lecture Series

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Over 30 years of bridging the Pacific


The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives is located at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Our team conducts research on policy issues and builds relationships with universities and civil society organizations in the region. We hold international conferences and events and act 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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The Politics of Population in East Asia - A virtual roundtable convened by CAPI visiting fellow Sujin Lee, Assistant Professor of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria.
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CAPI in the news

  • CAPI China Chair Guoguang Wu comments on a variety of Chinese current affairs, including the country's zero covid policy, Sino-Russian cooperation against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, and Xi Jinping's quest for a third term in the fall | Radio France Internationale - Chinese

  • “China’s zero-Covid policy will increasingly leave it — and Hong Kong, to the extent that it follows — isolated” - CAPI Director/Law Chair Victor V. Ramraj on mainland China as the exception to loosening covid restrictions in Asia | The New York Times

  • CAPI China Chair Guoguang Wu on the "monkey trap" of Western capitalist greed in China, ahead of the US Democracy Summit | Voice of America (Chinese)

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